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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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Albany, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

During my recent trip to Belize (my 15th), I took a small group to the Community Baboon Sanctuary. It is a shame I have waited this long to visit! The guides (family!) welcomed us with smiles and truly made us feel free to engage with all parts of the tour. Through their story telling and open heart for this unique... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Superb guide (Mr Robert) will teach you about the community and the animals they all pledge to protect in this amazing example of local collaboration. Get up close to those monkeys and along the way learn about the medicinal benefits of ants and plants! Amazing!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is such an important and interesting example of community-based conservation. With the local communities working together to protect the black howlers' habitat, these magnificent animals roam freely as they will. There calls are eerie and wonderful, and belie the gentle nature of the species. The sanctuary center itself does a great job with education about the monkeys, but goes... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This seems like a great sanctuary for the Howler Monkeys and is wonderful for the monkeys. In terms of a tourist attraction, though, this place leaves much to be desired. We went here as a shore excursion from our cruise. The price was costly ($50 a person - which is what the tour company charged). In return, we had about... More

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is an exceptional opportunity to view Howler Monkeys and learn about their habitat at the same time. Our small group had a personal tour guide who was personable and informative. If you have an extra hour or two I would recommend this experience. It's also excellent for children, who have already visited the zoo, but want to see the... More

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Cambridge, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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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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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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