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Community Baboon Sanctuary

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Address: Bermudian Landing | Opposite Soccer field, 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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Community Baboon Sanctuary is one of the first of its kind in the...

The Community Baboon Sanctuary is one of the first of its kind in the the world in terms of how it is set up. It is a Non Governmental,community base organization which is manage by the Women's Conservation Group(Local women from the area). The Community Baboon Sanctuary is home to more than 3500 howler monkeys and over 250 species of birds. A wide variety of other animals frequent the area..

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Nothing like it

Robert was our tour guide. Not only was he a wealth of information, he was very generous with sharing it and answering our questions. He clearly has a relationship with the howler... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Ossining, New York
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Ossining, New York
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Robert was our tour guide. Not only was he a wealth of information, he was very generous with sharing it and answering our questions. He clearly has a relationship with the howler monkeys. As we approached the trees they were in, he called to them and they came. An adult female and 2 young ones. He picked leaves off the... More 

1 Thank ShimmiesMom
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rudy took us to the "Baboon Santuary," which is not at all what I expected. We met up w/Robert who walked a group of us to some private jungle property where, along the way, he pointed out all the medicinal plants and explained their properties. As we continued walking the property, Robert would begin calling the monkies-literally howling for them!... More 

1 Thank 2HoustonBears
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48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So first of all their was a lot of confusion just going to this place. As you get into the community their is a spot on the left claiming it is the "baboon sanctuary." We stopped there first and when no one was around a neighbor directed us to the museum up the road. Once we arrived there we were... More 

Thank amargrav
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I cannot give enough complements to our guide, Robert. I was in Belize last week and this was the first tour we did. As a note - be prepared for the mosquitoes. I am extremely allergic to bug bites so even with bug spray I left with over 100 bug bites from about a 45 minute tour. Robert started by... More 

2 Thank Christine O
Massillon, Ohio
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

What an amazing place. Take a tour into the forest to see and hear Howler Monkeys. Watch how cashews are roasted. what a neat place.

2 Thank nefertiti3560
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I posted a review last April of Community Baboon Sanctuary - we thought we had been overcharged by a dishonest employee - but through a couple of friendly and concerned private messages from CBS themselves, we realize we were not at the right place. We drove from Burrell Boom, and when we were nearing Bermudian Landing, we saw 'Howler Monkey'... More 

4 Thank Dan n Dani Y
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Their website says 7 dollars for a tour... HA the lady told us $20 each and I told her that's not what your website says and I got the deer in the headlights look. No mon its $20 each I hear... The (monkeys) not Baboons wouldn't come down for the girl only the guys. It was not bad experience once... More 

Thank Ted W
Conway Y, Public Relations Manager at Community Baboon Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi Ted W, We would like to thank you for choosing to visit the country of Belize and for choosing to come out to see the howler monkeys. Yes the locals call them BABOONS but they are actually howler monkeys. This tour is listed for $7 per person and sold for that said price. Can you assist us in describing... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a wonderful walk through the forest. Yes you might get up close and personal with the monkeys, but their are many birds, lizards and we were even lucky to see a wild kinkajou! Keep your camera ready! The plant life and animals were well described by our guide too. This is a local, voluntary initiative that local landowners... More 

Thank Royal_Enfield_Dude
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We went on this tour September 2, 2015. It was not offered through Royal Caribbean cruise line but we found it once we arrived in Belize. Pretty long drive out to it but you stop at a rum factory so it's worth it! Free samples! Our guide was SHANE and extremely knowledgable about his land and the monkeys. We spent... More 

Thank Dana M
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

They are NOT BABOONS - They are actually Howler Monkeys and they are called baboons by the natives... Not bad but not what I consider a great tour for the money.

Thank Thomas M

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