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Community Baboon Sanctuary

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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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Kingston, Ontario
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285 reviews 285 reviews
54 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a community cooperative that has agreed to protect forest on their land to preserve wild Howler Monkey (misnamed Baboons by the original settlers) habitat. The centre is at the far end of Bermundan Landing on the left side of the road. Admission Iis 7 US which gives you a 45 min guided tour. Inside the museum are live... More

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The gentleman who took us out in the jungle was very knowledgeable and took his time showing us and teaching us about the Howler monkey's. He located the Howlers within minutes and before we knew it we were surrounded. It was such an incredible experience seeing them and how they act in their natural habitat. I would definitely do it... More

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New York
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119 reviews 119 reviews
32 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited one of the CBS villages as part of a private tour. We met the eco-guide who walked with us to the wooded area across from the visitor's center to find the monkeys. She explained the history behind CBS and then proceeded to tell us about the monkeys. In order to locate the monkeys she began to imitate the monkey's... More

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116 reviews 116 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

You will hear howlers monkeys across so much of Belize but very rarely will you have the chance of seeing them. This wonderful community have created an environment in which the howler monkeys have become habituated to humans, rather than being dependent on them, and they know where the different family groups are each day. Wandering through somebody's garden to... More

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Albany, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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