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Colobus Conservation

#5 of 39 things to do in Diani Beach Features Animals
Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 711 479453
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Good project, interesting tour

We had a very interesting tour at the Colobus Conservation Trust. You will earn a lot about the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hamonoe
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Switzerland
Go and support this project!

This small conservation project is doing really great work in Diani, but they need more support... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2017
uraqtwoot
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Sundsvall, Sweden
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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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Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very interesting tour at the Colobus Conservation Trust. You will earn a lot about the different species of primates, their habits and what endangers them. The project seems to be thriving and effective in protecting and mediating.

Thank Hamonoe
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and for visiting us. We could not do our work without the support of people like you, so thank you!

Reviewed April 27, 2017

This small conservation project is doing really great work in Diani, but they need more support! Situated in a small plot, the trust house and rehabilitate sick, injured and baby monkeys and then release them back into the wild. We were taken on a little...More

Thank uraqtwoot
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We certainly try our best but as you have mentioned, we do struggle financially. We are currently working to raise vital funding for our education centre, for school children and for our guided tours, I do hope you can visit...More

Reviewed April 21, 2017

We enjoyed the tour guide. She was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. A fun time. The conservation was close to our resort.

Thank Mary F
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you had an enjoyable experience.

Reviewed March 16, 2017

they are making a real difference taking in these peculiar monkey's they are indigenous to the area and like all over the world their numbers are depleting due to deforestation and building for the tourists.

Thank AliGoebel
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2017

Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind words. They are certainly a peculiar monkey but also very unique and beautiful. I hope you can visit again!

Reviewed January 17, 2017

The Diani Beach Colobus Conservation may not look like much at first sight, but it not only does a wonderful job but the staff are extremely passionate about what they do and that enthusiasm really comes through to the visitor. Funded entirely from the small...More

1  Thank Marc S
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very happy you enjoyed your visit and got to see some of the wild monkeys. We are very fortunate to have a very passionate and hard working team and I am happy that this came...More

Reviewed January 6, 2017

My 8-year old daughter (who lives in Africa) thought that it was 'kind of boring'. It is a small plot of land with 2-3 varieties of monkeys. They are making an effort and doing some conservation work, which is good to support, but not too...More

Thank John L
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2017

Hi John, I am sorry that your daughter found the tour a little boring. We appreciate all feedback and continuously work to make sure tours are both enjoyable and informative. We are a small organisation but actively work in conservation within Diani, having several projects...More

Reviewed December 30, 2016

It was a shame that we did not see any Colobus monkeys, but only baboons. LOL when we returned to our hotel, all the colobus monkeys were visiting and sitting in the rafters of the restaurant and reception.More

Thank Linda R
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. As we are a conservation organisation we cannot guarantee that guests will be able to see the wild colobus but I am glad you got to see some at your hotel. We also find that when the baboons arrive at...More

Reviewed December 26, 2016

They are doing great work for the local wildlife, protecting monkeys and taking care of other orphaned animals. Worth supporting!

Thank scoutycaro2016
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2016

Thank you for your kind words and for visiting the centre. We wish you a wonderful New Years.

Reviewed December 23, 2016

It was incredible! The price was very reasonable and worth it. We walked around the information centre with a great guide and learnt a lot about the primates in Diani. Then we went for the tour. It was outside, recommend sunscreen. There was also a...More

Thank Yuvraj S
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback. We wish you a very happy New Year!

Reviewed November 14, 2016

Don't expect a state of the art facility with beautiful enclosures but what you will find are highly dedicated and knowlegable staff who go the extra mile. Tour will only take around an hour or so and don't forget the monkeys are all wild so...More

Thank David H
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2016

Hi David, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are a small organisation and we heavily rely our eco-tours to continue our conservation programmes but also to raise awareness about our work. We incredibly appreciate support from kind people such as yourself. Thank you...More

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LondonMumble
Hi I visited in 2011 when betsy was a baby and have just booked for 2017 and wondered if she was still.OK. Wendy xx
November 21, 2016|
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Response from Colobus C | Property representative |
Hi Wendy, Betsy is still with us and doing well. She lives with 4 other colobus and is a surrogate other to a young male colobus. She is great at greeting all new arrivals and looking after them. She should still be here... More
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