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Community Baboon Sanctuary

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Address: Bermudian Landing | Opposite Soccer field, Belize
Phone Number: 501-660-3545
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...

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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You'll never get closer to howlers!

This was amazing. Hiking to see the monkeys up close was only part of the experience. The demonstrations and cultural explanations were great. If "Elvis" is selling his carvings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Saugus, Massachusetts
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a 12 noon bus from Belize City, it drops you off right in front of the visitor centre in Bermudian Landing. It took 1hr 15mins & cost BZ$3. The small museum has informative & interesting posters, so much so that you don't really need a guide as they'll just rehash most of this. But it's mandatory - BZ$14... More 

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Saugus, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was amazing. Hiking to see the monkeys up close was only part of the experience. The demonstrations and cultural explanations were great. If "Elvis" is selling his carvings, be sure to buy one...you won't find ones like it anywhere else.

Thank js26red
Coffeyville, Kansas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Up close and personal with Howler Monkeys. The sanctuary is on family owned land and they've made a commitment to preserving and educating. Our guide grew up there, related some of his growing up there as a boy, and gave us an excellent tour which including feeding some of the Howlers. There was one young Howler that came down to... More 

Thank mgard2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Our group of four arrived right at 9 a.m. and we were the only ones there. Our guide gave a lot of interesting information and allowed each of us to feed the monkeys. It was a fun experience. The tour lasted about 45 minutes. The gift shop has some nice wood serve ware. While they do accept credit cards, their... More 

Thank Vithle
New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The Howler Monkey sanctuary was part of a shore excursion that included the Belize Zoo. The monkeys were the highlight of the excursion. After a very interesting introduction we were led across the street to the area where the monkeys were last sighted. They are in their natural habitat and can move around freely. They were high in the trees... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The Community Baboon Santuary is an informal Santuary where a group of landowners at Bermudian Landing and a couple of other villages ageed to try and preserve the Howler Monkey habitat. This is not a formal Santuary with fences etc! For the curious, the Howler Monkey area call was used for the T-Rex sound in the Jurassic Park movies, these... More 

Thank KarenPerth
Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Like many other tourists to Central America, since visiting Costa Rica, we've been obsessed with Howler Monkeys. So, we couldn't miss experiencing a sanctuary for these primates whose howl provided the T-Rex calls featured in "Jurassic Park." When you hear the Howlers amidst giant ferns, thick moss, and trees that have other trees growing on them, you can't help but... More 

Thank Molly M
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Roy is developing a great centre here thatched cabins are set amongst fruit and flowering trees the howler monkeys came right up to the dining area one night to eat the cashew fruit. We stayed in the newly built concrete building and it was very clean and spacious. We stayed three nights and had two tours with Russell the early... More 

Thank Philip6411
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I wanted to start out this review by saying I'm not actually certain that we went to *THE* Baboon sanctuary mentioned here. Instead, we stopped at the first location mentioning baboons on the way up from Belize City. We learned when we came in that there is not really a single spot but rather a protected zone of about 20... More 

Thank Cmud
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

It was not as big as I was expecting, or actually anything like what I was expecting. However, the monkeys came down to the ground when we found them (as the lovely volunteer persuaded them down with leaves). It was great! I also thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the history and literature offered on the many walls inside while waiting... More 

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