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“Primate reserve; more like a small zoo.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Limbe Wildlife Centre

Limbe Wildlife Centre
Bota Road, P.B. 878, Limbe, Cameroon
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Limbe
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
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“Primate reserve; more like a small zoo.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

There were lots of different kinds of primates, mainly housed here to protect them for extinction, rather than to show them off. This is not a safari-type reserve, it's really a small zoo. All animals are in caged areas, but with lots of open running room. Signs describing the animals are well-worn and need replacement. Worth the visit if you're in Limbe. Kids will enjoy it.

Visited January 2012
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“A Larger Version of a Zoo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

It's better than the teensy cages the animals were previously in but not by much. You will see plenty of different animals behind bars but won't get nice photos because of the bars even though the friendly staff will try to get them to come close to you. Seeing the volunteers walk around with the baby monkeys was the best part of the visit for me.

Visited November 2011
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Saline, Michigan
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“Not your average zoo-huge silverbacks live there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

The Centre rehabilitates orphaned – endangered primates rescued from illegal captivity. These are mostly gorillas, monkeys and drills. The setting is somewhat natural with an absence of cages and you can see everything close-up from silverback gorillas to chimpanzees. The guided walking tour is as long as you want and as deep at your interest. You can spend as much time as you want in a small open restaurant watching huge silverbacks. The Centre was formerly a decrepit zoo run by the government. It is now funded in part by the government, donations and a foundation. It is walkable from Limbe, but better yet a short ride on a moto.

Visited March 2011
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