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The Great Orangutan Project

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Matang Wildlife Centre | Kubah, Kuching 93200, Malaysia
+60 2088854987
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Very informative and able to see a wide variety of native animals

You cannot reach Matang by public transport - we arrived by hiring a private driver. The drive is... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
fantastic work

Fellas this is a rehab center not a zoo, they do incredible work, spent an hour having a look... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Orange, Australia
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This 2 or 4 week multi award-winning orang-utan volunteer project, based in the Matang Wildlife Centre, focusses on the conservation and protection of Borneo's most fascinating and enchanting species - the orang-utan. Please Note: This page is solely in reference to the 2 or 4 week orang-utan volunteer project offered by The Great Projects
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Matang Wildlife Centre | Kubah, Kuching 93200, Malaysia
+60 2088854987
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

You cannot reach Matang by public transport - we arrived by hiring a private driver. The drive is roughly 40mins from Kuching town centre, and Matang Wildlife Centre is in a very remote location. There were a number of orangutans, hornbills, sunbears, monitor lizards, leopards,...More

1  Thank Aboka
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Fellas this is a rehab center not a zoo, they do incredible work, spent an hour having a look around and found it to be interesting and informative

1  Thank ajkennedyorange
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Had a good time visiting the orang utans. There are about 10 of them. All within the nice enclosure that houses them. This is within the matang national park so it is very far away from the city.

Thank AChee74
Reviewed 30 May 2017

As many of the reviews have pointed out - this is set up for rehab so have an open mind. It took us 45 mins to go around. You can not really take photos as the cages get in the way. The staff are nice...More

Thank DeadlyddPerth
Reviewed 24 March 2017

i loved the surrounding, although it was a little sad to see them in cages, it's good to know that they are well protected and cared for. you'll enjoy your jungle walk too :)

Thank Thea M
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I'm a fan. It seems that O.P. are more grass roots than many large organisation and they are doing great work with their funding. For once I can see what is being done for the animals. Fantastic work

1  Thank Sharon_Wildlife
Reviewed 4 November 2016

September 2016 I spent 2 weeks on The Great Orangutan Projects tour starting off at Matang wildlife centre. The people that work/volunteer here are so knowledgeable and dedicated. We stayed here for 2 nights and in our time we: Walked around the park seeing the...More

4  Thank MiJulie88
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Sad to see endangered animals in captivity, but they are protected from hunters and many have been rescued from horrible conditions. All those possible are released into the wild. Others are kept in best conditions that the charity can afford.

Thank LynnPMaidenhead
Reviewed 30 October 2016

It was nice to learn about the rehabilitation of the animals back into the jungle. The walkway was good and maintained properly. Also got to see crocs and gibbons

Thank Ammu610
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The place is great. If you are interested in jungle tracking, pinic and BBQ beside a stream and visiting the zoo this is the right place you should visit. Feathermore,the chalets there are not expensive and a BBQ pit is also provided.They have many types...More

2  Thank LPM66
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