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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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Exciting and Fascinating!

Our hike and adventures at the Community Baboon Sanctuary were exciting and fascinating. Our tour guide Robert was very wise, a great speaker, and extremely knowledgeable. Robert... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
Melissa C
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our hike and adventures at the Community Baboon Sanctuary were exciting and fascinating. Our tour guide Robert was very wise, a great speaker, and extremely knowledgeable. Robert took us on a private hike through the local rain forest and provided so much information about the local trees, plants, insects, and the black howler monkeys: medicinal, cultural, and biological. He was... More 

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Seattle, WA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

For a once in a lifetime experience to learn, see and especially hear the howler monkeys of Belize visit this place. For a small fee (around $15) you get a guide to take you around to see the wildlife of the jungle. You are pretty much assured to see monkeys (no guarantee because they are in the wild - no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I can't say enough good things about the CBS. It was an incredible experience to see the monkeys so close! Everyone is super friendly and nice. We had the opportunity to stay over night at one of the Home Stay houses. Ms. Kancy, simply put, was the epitome of a gracious and generous host. She fed us delicious homemade food... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Wow. This was pretty incredible, and much better than what I had expected. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Shane, who then led us onto the trails in search of a troop of 4 monkeys he knew were nearby. Shane is an ethnobotanist by training, but has been involved with the CBS since he was a boy, and was incredibly... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Our visit to the Community Baboon Sanctuary was fantastic. They have a very simple visitors' center with displays about the history, flora, and fauna of Belize. Well-done. We took a tour with one of the guides, Carolyn. She had a wealth of information about the economic and medicinal plants we were seeing. She also knew just where to look for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Our first night in Belize was spent at the Community Baboon Sanctuary. A project started by local women’s groups, the sanctuary is actually just a group of locals who had agreed to leave a strip of trees across their property to allow families of local howler monkeys to pass on their usual foraging route. Why the sanctuary was called a... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We visited the Community Baboon Sanctuary or more commonly known as Howler Monkeys as part of a coach tour during a cruise stop in Belize. In addition to lunch at a riverside restaurant and a visit to the interesting Belize Zoo, this proved to be the 'highlight' of the tour and to view a monkey family in the wild was... More 

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The museum is smaller than I had anticipated, but they still had quite a bit of information posted about the country and its wildlife. I did two tours: the day hike to see the howler monkeys as well as the night canoe trip to see crocodiles. My guides were both persistent in finding animals for us, which was appreciated. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Geraldine lead us into the jungle and explained the ecosystem that the Community Baboon Sanctuary and locals are working to preserve to ensure the Howlers remain in this area. And when we least expected we had a real treat. We were up close and personal with 3 females, one two week old baby, while the papa vocalized his concern. WOW!... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is only a small trail in the jungle. The good part is that there is a great chance to see monkeys.

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