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The Great Orangutan Project

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Address: Matang Wildlife Centre | Kubah, Kuching 93200, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 2088854987

This 2 or 4 week multi award-winning orang-utan volunteer project, based in...

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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lovely surrounding

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 :)

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Thea M
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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
Melbourne, Australia
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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

Thank SharonForest
Leicester, United Kingdom
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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 Orangutans, Sunbears, Crocodiles, Hornbills, Deers....too many species to mention. Made enrichment for the Sunbears/Orangutans in... More 

2 Thank MiJulie88
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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
Helsinki, Finland
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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
Kuching, Malaysia
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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 of accommodation such as Forest Lodge and Forest Hostel ( A Long House Style).

2 Thank LPM66
Kamloops, Canada
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

SAY NO TO PALM OIL. SAY NO TO SINGLE USE PLASTIC. Visitingthe Great Orangutan Project was heartbreaking, but also amazing. You get a chance to see these animals in a REAL REHABILITATION. Unlike others in the country that use Luring Tactics with food and bribes. These animals here are housed in cages, and in concrete pens....not ideal, but as we... More 

9 Thank jewelscatchew
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

I had the chance to be part of this project. During the visit I had the opportunity to learn a lot about the project. Great place

1 Thank Danilo P
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

If you come here, you'll definitely see orangutans (if you've failed to at Semonggoh). Also a bunch of crocs, monkeys, hornbills etc. Definitely a good use of a couple of hours - it's basically a good zoo that does good work for animal preservation and deserves your patronage. But - if you're weighing up Matang vs Semonggoh, then it's Semonggoh... More 

3 Thank Aewain
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

An awesome program helping the wildlife of the Borneo rainforests. A true eco-tourist spot and a chance to really make a difference.

1 Thank msimone1

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