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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There are numerous options for places to stay in Bukit Lawang, despite its relatively small size. Most of these accommodations exist on one long stretch of river, so not only will it be difficult to get lost, but you're guaranteed scenic walks every time you venture in and out of camp. Lodgings remain on the affordable scale and cater to different needs. The various budget-friendly bed and breakfasts and guesthouses of Bukit Lawang sometimes have bars annexed to the accommodations, or even feature spectacular views of the surrounding mountain vista, so do plenty of research to find what you need.
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  • It is really beautiful to see these animals in the wild. They are used to human presence, so they are not absolutely wild, but still they are free and you have the chance to come close and observe the...  more »
  • Центр реабилитации не работает уже как год. Так что орангутангов можно посмотреть только на треке в джунгли. Цена трека на 6 часов 45 евро, на 3 часа 35 евро. The rehabilitation center and feeding are...  more »
  • 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.  more »