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Orangutans & Tribes of Sarawak

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Overview

Over the years, a number of Orangutans have been trained and released and now form a wild colony in the reserve. Visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre during the feeding time of these semi-rehabilitated Orangutans and watch as they return from their time roaming the forest. Meet the Bidayuh Tribe in their bamboo longhouse and learn about their fascinating way of life.

Itinerary

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Orangutans & Tribes of Sarawak
- Full Day
This morning at 08.00, meet with the guide at the hotel lobby and depart for the 45-minute transfer to Semenggoh Orangutan Wildlife Centre. Established in 1975 and just outside Kuching, Semenggoh Nature Reserve is home of many Orangutans. For over 20 years, the wardens here trained young Orangutans, who had been orphaned or rescued from captivity, how to survive in the wild.

It is now a centre for the study of Orangutan biology and behaviour and this is the primary reason that people visit this centre. However, the rangers also do work with other species including crocodiles and hornbills.

At 09:00, arrive at Semenggoh for the first feeding of the day. Take a short 15-minute walk through the rainforest to the feeding platform where the rangers will put fruits out for the semi wild Orangutans who spend most of their time roaming the forest but frequently come back to the centre for a free meal.

At 10:30 leave for a scenic drive passing through rice fields, rubber, cocoa and pepper plantation, luxuriant tropical forest and river and mountain ranges to explore Annah Rais, a Bidayuh Tribe Longhouse home of over 80 families. Located in an isolated valley guarded by four mountains, a strategic position which helped the villagers ward off headhunting attacks in the past. Discover the old bamboo longhouse with the guide, learn about the Bidayuh culture and observe the leisure-pace lifestyle of the natives. Have a tea break with a family. Among the interesting relics, get to see the Cannon of Peace and several human skulls which are about 100 years old kept at the Head House called Baruk.

Enjoy a traditional Bidayuh lunch followed with a jungle walk to visit the village farm. Return to Kuching.

The estimated arrival at the hotel is 15:00. (L)

Distances and journey time:
Kuching Hotel to Semenggoh (20km): 45 min
Semenggoh to Annah Rais (37km): 1 hour
Annah Rais to Kuching (56km): 1h30 min


Important Information


Our services include:
– Private return transfers in Air
-conditioned Vehicle
– English
-Speaking Guide
– Entrance Fees
– Lunch
– Water
Our services do not include:
– Additional charge for pick up from outskirts hotel
– Accommodation
– Other meals not mentioned
– Services not mentioned
– Drinks, mini bar, and personal expenses
– Travel insurance
– Tips
– Tourism tax

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