Welcome to Matang Wildlife Centre


Some of the creatures at the Matang Wildlife Centre were orphaned, some were confiscated and others were surrendered by the public. Unless they’re needed as evidence in court, or lack the necessary survival skills, all are released as soon as possible.

Many of the centre’s caged animals are fed from 9am to 10am. Orangutan life-skills training sessions are usually from 8am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm.


Top experiences in Matang Wildlife Centre

Matang Wildlife Centre activities

$150.65 Day Trips & Excursions

Matang Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Kubah National Park Tour from Kuching

Matang Wildlife Center is located in Kubah National Park, Sarawak’s main center for wildlife rehabilitation. This center is responsible for rescuing and helping a wide variety of animals back into the wild. Ranging from orang utan and sun bears to hornbills and sea eagles all of which can be view in natural enclosures in a rainforest setting. The rescued animals being rehabilitated here include orang utan, sun bears, bear cats, civet cats, sambar deer, barking deer, porcupines and crocodiles, all of which can be viewed in spacious natural enclosures. A large aviary houses a variety of hornbills, as well as brahminy kites and sea eagles. Lunch will be taken Matang Wildlife Centre followed by a guided nature trail through Kubah National Park headquarters passing through some of the most impressive rainforest scenery in Sarawak. Along the way visitors will pass clear jungle waterfalls and see dozens of fascinating plant species including rare plants, orchids and pitcher plants.

$105 Cultural & Theme Tours

Matang Wildlife & Sarawak Cultural Village

Our journey we'll lead us to the Matang Wildlife Centre in Kubah National Park. This is Sarawak’s main centre for wildlife rehabilitation where rescued orangutans, sun bears, bear cats, civet cats, sambar deer, barking deer, porcupines and crocodiles are nursed to health, all of which can be viewed in spacious natural enclosures. We'll have time here to meet the animals and explore the centre, including the large aviaries which house a variety of hornbills, as well as brahminy kites and sea eagles.  Get acquainted with what makes Sarawak truly unique, the cultural diversity. 24KM from Kuching City marks the Sarawak Cultural Village, an award winning ‘living’ museum spread over a 17 acre site at the foothills of Mount Santubong. Here you will get a glimpse of the tribal lifestyles lived by the many ethnic groups that lace the beautiful Land of Hornbills, Sarawak. There are about 150 people living in the village, demonstrating traditional daily activities for you to experience the arts, crafts, games and delicacies of the 7 major ethnic groups. Behold the architectural heritage that represents these ethnic groups; Longhouses of Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu and the Melanau tall-house. You will be treated to a vibrant multi-cultural dance performance in the village’s own theater.

$26.70 Cultural & Theme Tours

Sarawak Semenggoh Wildlife Centre Tour

For over 20 years, the wardens here trained young orangutans, who had been orphaned or rescued from captivity, how to survive in the wild. The success of this programme has left the surrounding forest reserve with a thriving population of healthy adolescent and young adult orang utans, who are now breeding in the wild. The programme has been transferred to Matang Wildlife Centre, but Semenggoh is still home to its successful graduates, semi-wild orang utans and their babies. They spend most of their time roaming the forest but frequently come back to the Centre for a free meal. If it is the fruiting season in the forest, some or even all of them may not come to feed. This in itself is a good sign and another step on the way to full rehabilitation.Semenggoh Wildlife Centre is home to semi – wild orang utans where they are trained to fend for themselves in their natural surrounding. Some or even all the orang utans may not come to the centre to feed ( 0900hrs / 1500hrs ) especially if it is fruiting season in the forest.

$26.70 Cultural & Theme Tours

Sarawak Semenggoh Wildlife Centre Tour

For over 20 years, the wardens here trained young orangutans, who had been orphaned or rescued from captivity, how to survive in the wild. The success of this programme has left the surrounding forest reserve with a thriving population of healthy adolescent and young adult orang utans, who are now breeding in the wild. The programme has been transferred to Matang Wildlife Centre, but Semenggoh is still home to its successful graduates, semi-wild orang utans and their babies. They spend most of their time roaming the forest but frequently come back to the Centre for a free meal. If it is the fruiting season in the forest, some or even all of them may not come to feed. This in itself is a good sign and another step on the way to full rehabilitation.Semenggoh Wildlife Centre is home to semi – wild orang utans where they are trained to fend for themselves in their natural surrounding. Some or even all the orang utans may not come to the centre to feed ( 0900hrs / 1500hrs ) especially if it is fruiting season in the forest.Tour start and proceed for 20 minutes’ drive to Semenggoh Wildlife Centre. The Centre is the biggest Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre in Sarawak that established in 1975 as a sanctuary for the injured and orphaned Orang Utans. These animals are trained or re-trained to survive in their natural habitat. They learn how to forage for natural food and build nests in the trees. However there are few that will never re-learn their wild skills due to their long association with and resulting dependence on humans. Take a walk on the trails and try to spot semi-wild Orang Utans. There are feeding times scheduled every day at the feeding platform.  However always bear in mind that the main aim of the Centre is to return these animals back into their habitat. Do not be disappointed if you do not see any roaming the jungles or coming back to feed as this means they are able to forage on their own and do not need human assistance.

$69.90 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Sarawak Gunung Gading National Park (Rafflesia) Tour

Gunung Gading is home to the world’s largest flower, the rafflesia, which can grow up to one metre in diameter. When in bloom the flower gives off a nasty smell which attracts flies and other insects. The rafflesia has no specific season but the rainy season provides better blooming frequencies. It takes nine months to mature and flowering lasts only 4 or 5 days before dying.Located about 45km from Kuching City. The park gazette in 1989 with a total area of 2,230 hectares is primarily composed of sand stone, slit stone and shale. Forest composed of mixed diptercarp interspersed with patches of scrub forest. The park is a home for large and varied animal community and reptiles. The park is also rich in palm and orchids. These are trails to choose raging from half an hour to 3 hours namely Waterfall, Selang Trail , Summit Trail and Ulu Rayu Trail which leads you to the Matang Wildlife Centre.Tour start and drive about 2hrs from Kuching City to Gunung Gading National Park. A trip to Gunung Gading may be incomplete without catching the rare sight of the blooming ‘Raffesia’. However, these unique plants bloom infrequently and have brief flowering period. Gading is the home to numerous rare plants including the world's largest flower, the Rafflesia tuan-mudae (bunga pakma) at full bloom this giant flower stretches nearly one meter in width. The flowers can be found on specific vines like the host plant and develop into a bud which then becomes a gigantic flower, brownish red in colour. It stays in full bloom for about a week only. The main pollinator for this flower is the carrion fly. A comfortable plank walk makes the area where Rafflesia is commonly found accessible. The plank walk looms from a loop, which takes about one hour to complete, allowing time to enjoy the forest scenery along the way. Park rangers may be able to take you on a guided walk to a Rafflesia site and may even take you deeper into the forest if the plant is flowering there.

$77.50 Outdoor Activities

Full-Day Matang Wildlife And Trekking At Kubah With Lunch from Kuching

Meet your guide at your hotel lobby at 8:30am for your transfer to Matang Wildlife Centre. This centre' located 40 minutes from Kuching city is part of Kubah National Park and is Sarawak’s main centre for wildlife rehabilitation. The rescued animals being rehabilitated here include orangutan, sun bears, bear cats, civet cats, sambar deer, barking deer, porcupines and crocodiles, all of which can be viewed in spacious natural enclosures. A large aviary houses a variety of hornbills, as well as brahminy kites and sea eagles. Lunch at Matang Wildlife Centre, followed by a guided trek to Kubah National Park headquarters, passing through some of the most impressive rainforest scenery in Sarawak. Along the way you will pass clear jungle waterfalls and see dozens of fascinating plant species including rare plants, orchids and pitcher plants.

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