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Community Baboon Sanctuary

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Address: Belize
Phone Number: 501-660-3545
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8:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
Description: This reserve is home to more than 1000 howler monkeys and other animals.

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A wild time

The monkeys are wild and can take some coaxing to come down from the trees, but that is part of the fun. We enjoyed walking the monkeys go from branch to branch before getting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Trinity, Texas
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Trinity, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The monkeys are wild and can take some coaxing to come down from the trees, but that is part of the fun. We enjoyed walking the monkeys go from branch to branch before getting the courage to come down to us. One even had a tiny baby on her back. Our guide did a good job of attracting them and... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We visited the Baboon Sanctuary on the same day we went to the Crooked Tree Sanctuary. It was a great way to spend the day enjoying natural Belize. Our guide took us to see the howler monkey family but also showed us a nest of hummingbirds, some leaf cutter ants, showed us some natural medicinal herbs and plants still used... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I am not sure if the time of day matters but we went at the end of the day since this is when we have had good luck with wildlife in other places. We were not disappointed and got very close views of a howler monkey family...including a very young baby (a couple of weeks old?) and a youngster running... More 

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Wirral UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We visited here on our drive through Belize on a 28 day tour of Central America. We did not see a baboon, but a few Howler Monkeys. Are there any Baboons here? We received a brief presentation on the background to the Sanctuary from the pleasant guide. We then walked about 50 meters to the start of the forest -... More 

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Princeton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time having the howler monkeys come down out of the treetop and eat banana out of our hands. Royce was our guide and told us quite a few interesting things. It was great to see how the monkeys responded to his voice with such trust. Shane was very welcoming into the gift shop, our group of... More 

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Luxembourg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We travelled by minibus/taxi with another couple from Belize City, having disembark a cruise. They charged us $40 per adult on the pretence that the excursion included "the city" (nothing worth seeing), "the country" (again, nothing worth seeing) and the baboon sanctuary (not even baboons!). The journey was an hour each way for a few minutes with a family of... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A visit to the baboon sanctuary was included in our Central America tour, and it was a lovely visit. The baboon in the name of sanctuary is actually the howler monkey, our guide called to them when we went looking them and they soon called back (howled). The sound is really loud and makes it easier to find them. It... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My girlfriend and I went to see the baboon sanctuary and found it to be too short for what you pay but great to get a chance to see the howler monkeys up close. The guide was informative but seemed to push us through the visit like cattle. If you want to see them up close though then this is... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was an amazing experience - we had wild howler monkeys come down and eat bananas out of our hands. However, when we arrived, the woman working there told us the admission was $60US for our family of 4! She said it was $20 per adult and $10 per child. When we questioned it, saying we had read $7 per... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

After stopping in Belize during our cruise, we booked a tour to visit the Howler Monkey Sanctuary. We had to wait about one hour until there were 10 people to fill the vehicle, but we were happy with that as we browsed the shops. Our driver was great and pointed out all the local sites. When we got to the... More 

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