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Community Baboon Sanctuary

Belize
501-660-3545
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: This reserve is home to more than 1000 howler monkeys and other animals.
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Cambridge, UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The CBS is a community run organisation with little funding, so your visit will really have an impact on their work to conserve both the howler monkeys and other native wildlife in the area. We drove out from Belize City (about 34 miles) and found the signs a little tricky to spot from the highway, so watch closely... Firstly our... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had a great visit to the Community Baboon Sanctuary which was led by a very knowledgeable community member. While we trekked along a trail searching for up close howler monkeys, we received a priceless lesson on medicinal plants! Great experience...but do NOT forget the bug repellant and closed toe shoes, hikers or sneakers!

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Salt Lake City
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Shane and his family have owned and protected this land for generations, and it is now open for visitors. A private tour is given through the amazing rainforest, and we saw a whole family of howler monkeys, even the mother and baby came down to see us. It's obvious that Shane cares a bunch about preserving the beauty of Belize... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We arrived with no planned accommodation and didn't get the most interested of receptionist. We ended up staying at a local homestay which was really great and not too far from the sanctuary. We went on a night croc tour which was pretty good, the guide was really nice and informative. Lots of mozzys so bring spray. Saw some big... More

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Chula Vista, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My husband and I visited the Community Baboon Sanctuary. We like to support local organizations that protect wildlife and promote conservation. We arrived early and were probably the first visitors of the day. The man working the museum was friendly, but didn't know too much about the local wildlife. The museum is small, but informative about the community's efforts to... More

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Oakdale, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Our hotel was near the sanctuary so a driver took us and waited for us. Our guide, Robert, walked us through a really pretty area that opened up to a park-like area. Once he spotted howler monkeys, he began calling, "Come" and sure enough several monkeys, including a baby, came down from the tree tops right to us. We were... More

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Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This was a wonderful experience. Our guide used cashew fruit to bring a male monkey with 3 females and their babies. There are accustomed to humans, so they came right up to us. It was nice to see them in the wild and not in a zoo cage.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We have been upclose with Howlers in Costa Rica and in Panama, in slightly more natural settings. We were not disappointed here -- like others, we took the walk from the hut where donations are solicited down the road and across the vacant lot into the "jungle" wooded area where the paths had been recently swept clean. Along the way... More

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New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Our family of 6 including 2 children ages 12 and 14 loved our tour of the Community Baboon Sanctuary. This exceeded our expectation. It cost $7 US per person which was much better then $50 if our hotel arranged the tour. Our guide was fantastic. We had Howler Monkeys climbing down vines onto our shoulders and eat fruit from our... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

You can go to 1000 restaurants, hikes, ziplines, etc., but you cannot find another place like this. You go on a 30-40 min walk through the jungle, and it feels like a live Nat Geo show. Robert was a great guide, and we got to hang out with the monkeys.

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