Matang Wildlife Centre

Get a taste for the jungle life and learn from the crusaders working hard to protect it. Spend time with rare and beautiful creatures such as orang-utans, sun bears, porcupines and crocodiles as they recover from trauma in the Matang Wildlife Centre, Sarawak’s premier conservation experience. Go rogue on a guided trek through the Kubah National Park and stop at glistening streams, bathing pools and waterfalls to cool off from the tropical humidity.

Destinations included:
Kuching - Kubah National Park

We pride ourselves in creating personalised travel experiences that suit all your preferences and needs.

With this tour you can:

  • Choose your own departure date
  • Select the comfort level of accommodation
  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
  • Modify any aspect of the tour as needed
JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visiting Sarawak's main wildlife rehabilitation centre and witness the hard work being done to release animals like orangutans and sun bears back into the wild
  • Enjoying in an off-the-beaten-trail hike through Kubah National Park on the lookout for wildlife
TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
  • Service charges and government VAT tax
TOUR MAP
ITINERARY BY DAY

Wake up in your hotel in the picturesque, tree-lined streets of Sarawak’s largest city, Kuching. Enjoy the relatively chilled out vibe of this Malaysian metropolis, reflected in its setting on the banks of the slowly meandering Sarawak River. Then strike out for a more wild experience. Hop into our pickup service, sit back and soak up the 35km (45minute) drive through the countryside that stands between you and the Matang Wildlife Centre - MWC. Situated in Kubah National Park, the MWC is Sarawak’s main centre for wildlife rehabilitation. Witness the hard work of its staff in rehabilitating rescued animals such as orangutans, sun bears, bear cats, civet cats, sambar deer, barking deer, porcupines and crocodiles as they prepare to release them back into their natural habitats. If you are a bird lover then take a wander around the large aviary which houses a variety of hornbills, as well as brahminy kites and sea eagles.

Indulge in a break from your pursuit of exotic wildlife for lunch at the Centre and then put your off-the-beaten-trail boots on for the guided trek to Kubah National Park Headquarters. Splash out in an indulgent dip into crystal clear streams, waterfalls and bathing pools amongst dense rainforest dotted with some of the rarest plants and orchids in Borneo as you walk. Try your hand at spotting some of the notoriously illusive wildlife such as the bearded pig and the mouse deer; though be warned they generally live deep in the jungle.

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