Orangutan, Sun Bear and Rainforest Discovery Centre Tour
Sandakan, a hidden gem in the heart of Borneo, welcomes you to a remarkable Sandakan wildlife adventure. Embark on a journey that promises encounters with iconic creatures in their natural habitat and a day filled with awe-inspiring experiences. In this article, we guide you through the perfect day in Sandakan, where you will witness the feeding of the iconic Orang Utan and discover the world’s smallest bear at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. To top it off, you’ll explore the wonders of the rainforest at the Rainforest Discovery Centre. So, let’s delve into this unforgettable Sandakan wildlife adventure!
Exploring the Orangutan Centre
Witnessing Orangutans in Their Natural Habitat
The tour, Sandakan wildlife adventure commences as you depart from your hotel in Sandakan or meet at Sandakan Airport. Our first destination is the renowned Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Here, you can witness the feeding of these iconic creatures and capture incredible photographs of them in their natural habitat. Established in 1964, this centre plays a crucial role in rehabilitating orphaned and displaced Orangutan. Nestled within a magnificent mixed dipterocarp forest, it offers a conducive environment for these remarkable animals to regain their independence and eventually return to the wild.
A Glimpse into Orangutan Conservation
Your visit to the Orangutan Centre isn’t just a chance for fantastic wildlife encounters; it’s also an opportunity to understand the vital work of conservation. The centre’s efforts to rehabilitate Orangutan and preserve their habitat are awe-inspiring. Additionally, you’ll gain insight into the conservation initiatives that are helping these endangered species thrive.
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
After your soul-stirring encounter with Orang Utans, your adventure continues to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.
Protecting the World's Smallest Bear
As you approach the center, the adorable Sun Bears come into view. These tiny bears are facing the dire threat of habitat loss due to deforestation. The mission of this conservation center is clear: to promote sun bear conservation in Borneo during your Sandakan wildlife adventure. Their comprehensive approach includes animal welfare, conservation, rehabilitation, education, and research.
Visitors have the unique opportunity to observe these captivating creatures from a walkway as they lumber and play in open-air forest enclosures. It’s a heartwarming experience to witness their resilience and the dedicated efforts to give them a better home on your Sandakan wildlife adventure.
Exploring the Rainforest Discovery Centre
After a fulfilling lunch, your adventure takes you to the Rainforest Discovery Centre, a testament to Sabah’s commitment to preserving its natural treasures. This center, developed by the Sabah Forestry Department, offers profound insights into the marvels of the rainforest during your Sandakan wildlife adventure.
Gateway to Borneo's Rainforest Wonders
Borneo’s rainforest is unique and essential to the planet’s biodiversity. The Rainforest Discovery Centre provides a gateway for visitors to appreciate its significance. Bird enthusiasts will find it particularly appealing, as it has become one of Sabah’s prime bird-watching spots.
Take a leisurely stroll through the forest, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of this vibrant ecosystem. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, venture along the 150-meter-long canopy walkway, suspended 28 meters above the ground. The view from this vantage point is nothing short of spectacular, offering a panoramic perspective of the stunning rainforest.
As the sun begins to set over Sandakan, you’ll reflect on the extraordinary experiences of the day. From the heartwarming encounter with Orangutan to the charming Sun Bears and the mesmerising rainforest, you’ve witnessed the best of Borneo’s wildlife and natural beauty.
Tour Code : AG 202
Duration : ±8 hours
Departure : 0830
Min. Pax : 2
Meals Plan : Lunch included