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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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08:00 - 16:45
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Our tour guide made a stop here, so we could see the howler monkeys. This is a sanctuary and the monkeys are wild. We walked into the jungle with another small group. Two troops... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Owasso
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide made a stop here, so we could see the howler monkeys. This is a sanctuary and the monkeys are wild. We walked into the jungle with another small group. Two troops of monkeys had been fighting earlier in the day and they were high up in the trees. As a consequence they were hard to see. Though... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The name deceives- it's really a black howler monkey sanctuary. A quaint little arrangement in a small community to protect the monkeys it allows you to go with a guide who will howl and be met by a number of monkeys. We got very close(4-5 feet) from females and youngster and nearly as near to a male who howled strongly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We learned a lot about the fauna and the agreements with the villagers and the importance of protecting the baboon community. Up close and personal. Very exciting!

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Zionsville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stopped by the CBS on our way from the airport to Cayo District. The CBS is a great organization which works on conservation efforts to increase the Howler Monkey population. We received a tour from Conway whose family helped start the land conservation. He showed us the area set aside for the monkeys and was able to locate a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We initially had to wait approximately 30 minutes for our guide which negatively affected our schedule that day. When I explained we may need to skip our tour, a different guide was found. He was great, showed us insects, birds, butterflies, and even called and "brought out" a few Howler Monkeys. At the beginning of the tour, our guide asked... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

No need to say how excited we were to talk to the locals from that area and see some wild monkeys. There are two things which made our trip there a highlight of our travels. First, we got a motorcycle for the day from a local guy from Belize city; we just offered him cash and he agreed to give... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Very much enjoyed what the people here were doing to help the monkeys in the community! The walk was very enjoyable, and we even got a tour of the city on the way there!

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

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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Conway Y, Front Office Manager at Community Baboon Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi Diytravelhp, First off thank you for choosing to visit the Community Baboon Sanctuary. I must really apologise for Russell behavior. This is certainly not what we promote at the Sanctuary. Russell only works for us when we are short of guides, but this is the first time that this has been brought to our attention and we will address... More 

Saugus, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 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.

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Coffeyville, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 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 

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