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Community Baboon Sanctuary

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Address: , Belize
Phone Number: 501-660-3545
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Description: This reserve is home to more than 1000 howler monkeys and other animals.

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We went on a private tour of Belize after arriving via cruise terminal. Our tour guide actually drove us to a different location than the one listed above. The sanctuary tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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Connecticut
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went on a private tour of Belize after arriving via cruise terminal. Our tour guide actually drove us to a different location than the one listed above. The sanctuary tour guide provided us with instruments to brush mosquitoes away, explained the ecology of the area, the howler monkeys' family structure and diet, and the efforts that it took to... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We got up close and personal with the howler monkeys in the wild. Truly amazing experience, especially for monkey-lovers!!!

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Arkansas
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The day we visited Belize it was rainy so we had to make new plans for the day. We walked out of our cruise ship's port and a man with a tour guide company approached us. At first we were hesitant because, well, we were in a different country. He showed us our options for the day due to the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This short tour through the jungle nearby the sanctuary was very informative with our guide Shane. He explained how Robert Horwich helped establish the protected area for the monkeys, and how the preserve operates through minimal impact on the animals' behavior. After the tour, there was excellent local food available, as well as cold beverages for those who wanted them.... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I attempted to book accommodation and several tours with the Community Baboon Sanctuary. I emailed and did not get a response for nine days. They simply said that they would respond to my email the next day. Six days later I am still waiting for a response. I am really disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

this tour was a last minute choice but so glad we stumbled upon it the guide was very informative you could tell he really cared about these animals we were able to feed them it was a great expirence for my sons my boys are 29-23&13 and they all say it was a favorite stop of the cruise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Our guide, Robert, took us across the road to walk through a small trail to see the Howler Monkeys. On the way we were treated to information on native trees and their medicinal properties as well as seeing a hummingbird nest. The best part was seeing a family of Howler Monkeys up close. I was mesmerised by their behaviour, vocalisations... More 

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

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

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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