Sepilok is the world famous Orangutan Sanctuary situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve.

Sepilok Orang Utan

In the rehabilitation center, you will be given the opportunity to see the Orangutan up close in their natural rainforest habitat. To go around the center you will be walking on a long boardwalk that leads you to a watch platform where the apes are fed with milk, bananas, and fruits.

The schedule is twice a day at 10 am and 3 pm and you will be accompanied by local rangers.

Please contact us for booking your Sepilok Orangutan tour.

Feeding time also attracts long-tailed macaques to the area.

To get to Sepilok, if you are not on any arranged tours, public buses and taxis are available from Sandakan town such as the Labuk Road Bus company vehicles that depart from the Sandakan Town council from 6 am onwards. The bus only stops at the junction so you would have to do some walking or take a taxi from the junction.

There are a few lodges and bed and breakfasts located just nearby the rahabilitation center.


Adjacent to the world-renowned Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre, nestled among swaying palms and right by towering giant trees of the lowland tropical forest is the beautiful Sepilok Nature Resort, a gateway to nature among the denizens of the virgin tropical lowland forest of the Kalabi-Sepilok Forest Reserve, the home of some of the last Orang-utans of Northern Borneo. Here, tourists are able to enter the jungle on a guided basis to observe the feeding of orang-utans which are under rehabilitation. Naturalists are also able to observe the structure of the lowland forests and a large number of different bird species found on and beneath the different canopies of numerous species of trees.

Sepilok Nature Resort is set among tropical palms and landscaped naturally with wild grasses and tropical shrubs. The resort offers fully air-conditioned timber chalets and a restaurant, lounge, covered terraces and sundeck situated beside a natural lake. The ambiance is natural and relaxing, something to be savored after a hot day in the jungle. If you feel like a walk, have a look at the orchid garden where over a 150 species of South-East Asian orchids are to be found, including the giant of the orchid world, the Grammatophyllum Speciosum, more commonly known as the "giant" or "tiger" orchid.

Please contact us for booking your Sepilok Accommodation.