The Semenggoh Wildlife Centre is located about 22km from Kuching. It is the only one of its kind in Sarawak. Set up in 1975, this 653 hectare of virgin forest is home to orang utans and some other animals.
To get to the centre involves a 30 - minutes drive by car from the city and a 1.6km walk (20 minutes) which snakes through lush tropical rainforest. This tour provides an opportunity of a lifetime to observe how the orang utans are being rehabilitated and trained to fend for themselves before being released into the wild. Visitors are allowed to study and observe the orang utans at a distance.