The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang, Bukit Lawang

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Established in 1973 as a home for ex-captive orangutans, The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang has since played an important role in the readjustment of these animals to the wild after captivity. Here you can visit them and observe how they live in what is close to their natural habitat. No longer a rehabilitation center for orangutans, the site now acts as an area for tourists to be taken on guided treks through the national park, where sightings of the orangutan are common. It is important that no physical contact is made with the animals, as orangutans are highly susceptible to a number of human illnesses. Arrange your visit to The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bukit Lawang using our Bukit Lawang trip builder.
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  • It was very nice to get into the wild jungle with our guide, "Jungle Eddie", and to see the orangotangos so near but always feeling safe. Amazing to see them on their wild habitat. 
  • Where you can see Orang Utan in their own nature environment closely? Only 2 places in Indonesia, and one of them is at Bukit Lawang. If you have tight schedule, take a day trip (around 4-6 hours trek...  more »
  • The orang utan centre is a great place to see rehabilitated orang utans back in their natural environment. Our guide was very good, informative and made sure we understood about the animals. We did a ...  more »