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Community Baboon Sanctuary

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Address: Bermudian Landing | Opposite Soccer field, Belize
Phone Number: 501-660-3545
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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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Better than a Zoo!

OUr guide was knowledgeable not only in Howlers but also the vegetation, it's medicinal uses as well as the poisons. She knew exactly where to call the Howlers and the male... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Pennsauken, New Jersey
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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

OUr guide was knowledgeable not only in Howlers but also the vegetation, it's medicinal uses as well as the poisons. She knew exactly where to call the Howlers and the male responded full-throated. The two mothers and their babies came down the tree to eat the leaves she had left on a shed roof. She even could tell us the... More 

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Bath, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Geraldine was our guide & overwhelmingly knowledgeable. She was awesome as she walked with us on the nature trail. She knew so many fascinating facts about the flora and fauna & was able to add so many of her own life stories. At the end, she was able to entice a 2 year old howler monkey (baboon) to come closer... More 

Thank buickmol
Memphis, Tennessee
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this at the pier during a cruise stop. It was a cold, rainy day and the sea was too rough for activities. The guide was very nice and very informed about the area and park. We had a brief jungle walk and learned about the environment and how the monkeys impact farming and the environment. Small group tour... More 

Thank megan0987
Phoenix, AZ
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Howler monkeys (called baboons by the locals) are close and personal, in a rustic setting within a community cooperative preserve. You hear the monkeys howling in the trees before you see them. Walk with a guide down a jungle path to the howler monkeys territory, where the guide calls them down from the tops of the trees to eat leaves... More 

1 Thank dianesocialworker
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We contacted the sanctuary directly and Conway was very helpful to arrange our visit. This is very doable as a cruise ship excursion to escape the crowds and definitely go if you are visiting Belize for a vacation, especially because it is along a main highway and not far from Belize City. There is something for everyone, I recommend the... More 

2 Thank Michele S
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first stop after we landed and picked up our rental car in Belize City. It's really easy to get to from the airport just at the end of Burrell Boom. Don't be fooled by the imposters that come up before the community baboon sanctuary. It was a very special experience to learn about the history and community... More 

2 Thank Beanahh
New York City, USA
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131 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, be sure to avoid the copycat baboon visits that are advertised along the way. Some of these places are incorrectly reviewed here. CBS is past the small town on the left if you're driving from Belize City. Community Baboon Sanctuary is a small operation (at least on the tourist side) that offers a short tour where you are all... More 

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Truckee, California
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57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Make sure you go to CBS, NOT a touristy business before you get to this non profit. A short walk in woods and the guide located howler monikers. I could not believe how close we got, and amazing pictures. This is a NOT TO BE MISSED activity. Get a male guide, their deeper voices are more effective at calling to... More 

Thank TallSH
Kingston, Ontario
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474 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A community run environmental protection program, this is a terrific hour long tour. A local guide walks you into a jungle stand and explains the various unique trees and plants, demonstrates how the Mayans used Soldier Ants to stitch bad cuts and finds a Howler Monkey family for you. Absolutely fascinating! It's cheap, only an hour and you will see... More 

Thank Weerobbie
Puerto Cayo, Ecuador
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96 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The "sanctuary" is wonderful and the local people who run it amazing. We actually stayed 2 nights in our RV in the parking lot. Everyone was super friendly. I hired Robert - one of the guides who came recommended for birding - to take me out early one morning. It was spectacular. The regular nature walk is a trail leading... More 

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