Travelers are voting Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary and Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary as the best wildlife reserves near Sandakan. There is 3 wildlife reserves near Kota Kinabalu a city just 135 km from Sandakan. The most popular of these is Kota Kinabalu Wetlands near Kota Kinabalu. You can find 9 wildlife reserves in Sabah and 18 wildlife reserves in the country of Malaysia. Our members favorite in Sabah is Danum Valley Conservation Area and Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary is the top pick in Malaysia. Want more? Check out our map of wildlife reserves near Sandakan.