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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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I really enjoyed the hour tour here. It was pretty obvious to me that Esther loves her job and is very knowledgeable and it felt like the work and education that the conservancy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the hour tour here. It was pretty obvious to me that Esther loves her job and is very knowledgeable and it felt like the work and education that the conservancy promotes is invaluable to the community. I love that they host school children on Wednesdays; however, I talked about how much I loved the tour to the... More 

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

Hi there! Thank you for your comments and great suggestions. We do hold open days for hoteliers and other community members around Diani, these are often held in April, August and December. We are always looking at ways to improve these but as you highlighted we are a small organisation and funding is always a restraint. Thank you again, this... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn all about the local monkey populations, the threat they are under and the wonderful work these people do to save them.

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Thank Lynne53
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great educational experience for the young ones about the importance of conservation and the role we can all play in preserving plants and wildlife

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Thank angie254
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for your feedback! We are glad that it was an educational and enjoyable trip. Please do come back and visit us when you are back in Diani :) More 

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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much to learn about the primate species in the area, but you can also learn about local culture and environment. Bring your camera - it's very picturesque. The gift shop offers unique items that you can't find elsewhere.

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Thank Sarah M
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this review

Thank you Sarah for your feedback and kind words. We try to offer a selection of sustainable and different items in our gift shop and we are glad you appreciated them. More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I visited here with my wife back in April 2011 on our honeymoon. We visited because my wife is training to be a vet and wanted to see the only 4 fingered monkey here. They were friendly and docile mainly relaxing in the trees this is because of they leaves they eat are only from the trees near the Kenyan... More 

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

Thank you Tom for your kind words. It is so lovely that after 4 years you still remember us and have fond memories of the centre and the staff. You and your wife should come back for a visit if you are ever in Diani! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The sanctuary is a little run down but don't let it discourage you from going. The staff are knowledgable, their work commendable, and the monkeys are great to see! The tour doesn't take to long and you will learn about the monkeys, their challenges, and what the staff are doing to protect them. Worth the money, knowing it goes it... More 

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

Thank you C.D. for you complimentary review. As a grassroots organisation we have always operated on a shoestring and with the recent down turn in of the tourist industry in our region Colobus Conservation's income streams have been severally depleted. As such we have had to prioritise how our income is spent with staff and animal welfare being at the... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The monkeys offer great company during the visit, for me the highlight was feeding the little ones, of course guided by the wardens. Was truly a touching experience and oh, you get to see the rare blue ball monkeys.

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Thank Mercy W
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this review

Dear Mercy, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us this review, however I feel that maybe you have confused us with a different attraction. Under no circumstances and even with the guidance of our tour guides, are visitors allowed to feed any of our monkeys. We do not wish to create misunderstanding for future visitors who arrive believing... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Visited this Columbus sanctuary. Great place to see Columbus monkeys and the staff were also helpful and there is a nature trail that visitors can explore. Great place!

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Thank Andrew A
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this review

Thank you Andrew and we hope to see you at Colobus Conservation again for a repeat visit. More 

Arusha, Tanzania
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Worth a visit as it is all about conservation. However the tour guide spent alot of time talking about how nice it would be to get a tip!!!!

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Thank SandraKaribu
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We took a taxi to Colobus Conservation - only a couple of minutes as it is in Diani - beach side of the road. The tour lasts for about an hour showing how the organization works to save the monkeys and forests of the area. Great way to get out of the hotel and support conservation.

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Thank Pam C

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