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Colobus Conservation

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Address: Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 711 479453
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Colobus Conservation was established in 1997 as a not-for-profit...

Colobus Conservation was established in 1997 as a not-for-profit organisation to promote conservation of the colobus monkeys and address the threats to its survival. The organization works in partnership with local communities to promote the conservation of the colobus, along with other endemic primate species, and the unique coastal forest habitat on which they depend. Today Colobus Conservation programmes focus on habitat conservation and community linkages as well as human/primate conflict management, welfare, education and research. The objectives and work of Colobus Conservation is recognised internationally by AZA Colobus Species Survival Plan (SSP), Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) accreditation and are supported by well known conservationists Jonathon and Angela Scott through their role as Patrons.

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Brilliant & knowledgeable staff - worth a visit!

A warm welcome and an enthusiasm that was infectious... well worth the visit - keep up the good work! Easy to get to and make sure you contribute something that would go a long... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm welcome and an enthusiasm that was infectious... well worth the visit - keep up the good work! Easy to get to and make sure you contribute something that would go a long way to preserving these magnificent animals.

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Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your kind words and for visiting the centre. We are so glad that you received a warm welcome. Please do come back for another visit next time you are in Diani! More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The colobridges a sign to show the importance of colobus monkeys to the environment. The really informative centre. Learn about different primates. Pass by the nature trail see the mythical baobab and the efforts to detrap the traps for dikdiks. Pass by the gift shop buy a shirt or some good oil for your skin removing blemishes.

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Thank Michelle O
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy that you found the tour informative and enjoyed the products in our gift shop! More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taxi took us to the site. Very friendly and informative driver. Guide took us round the site explaining what the trust is doing. Very interesting and informative.

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Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your comment, I am glad you found the guide enjoyable! More 

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I met some of the volunteers while staying at Diani Backpackers and they were so enthusiastic about their work there that I couldn't not go. Myself and some Canadian girls went along and we saw loads of different types of monkeys. Our guide was called Ben, but a girl called Sam was the volunteer that knew all the monkeys by... More 

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Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this review

Thank you Brad for visiting us at Colobus Conservation. It really is refreshing to know that both researchers, staff and volunteer were so enthusiastic about their work and you enjoyed your visit. Please do come back to visit again! More 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Colobus Conservation is a fantastic monkey rehabilitation center in Diani Beach. They help orphaned, injured, or sick monkeys to heal and then reintroduce them to the wild. They also do public education campaigns for schools and the local community. Go see the monkeys, and support the great work they do! Entry was about $7.50 USD.

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Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you visited and enjoyed it! If you are ever back in Diani please do come back to visit! More 

genova
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Nice place, kidz were happy, not very well kept but interesting. Lot of monkeys around , a little bit of walking. For very small kidz is a bit too much

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Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do try our best and are continuously working on our facilities but as many other organisations funding is always the restraining factor. More 

Kilifi, Kenya
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

A wonderful project that welcomes plenty of volunteers - Colobus are such an amazing species - it's good to see such successful conservation projects in Kenya. We need more like that! Well done!

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Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. Please do visit us again. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We had the best guide ever! Esther was her name. Learnt lots on Baobab and Neem trees. Colobus and monkey conservation, rehabilitation and release back to the wild is the best idea ever!! And those monkey ladders!! They should be introduced everywhere there are monkeys!! Apparently baboons and colobus monkeys don't like each other, so pray that Baboons aren't in... More 

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Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and for visiting Colobus Conservation. We are glad you enjoyed your experience! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

I was amazed to see and hear from staff how they take care of monkeys from infants to adults. How they rehab injured, left on there own baby monkey. They have hospital with vet on a grounds and they do whatever possible to save them.

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Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this review

Thank you Krystyna for your kind review. Everyone here works incredibly hard and are very passionate about the work they do, we also enjoy sharing our work with people, so thank you for visiting. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

These areal limited grounds offers a needed refuge for native Colobus monkeys and awareness of how human development and trapping has negatively impacted this species. The forest walk highlights natural, mythical and cultural practices that fit in this coastal ecosystem.

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Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Kurt. We are so glad you took time to visit us and enjoyed the tour! More 

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