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Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: Calauit Island, Busuanga Island, Philippines
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Interesting, but smaller than expected

I've never been on a real African safari before. So when we had the chance to see giraffes and zebras in the Philippines as a part of a day tour package, I couldn't turn it down... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite parts of the calamian islands. You can feed the giraffes. We visited here on the big dream boat man coron tour, we went from here to stay overnight camping on black island. It was perfect!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it's an entire island with a few animals roaming around. you can actually touch the giraffes and feed them. aside from this, nothing else is amazing.

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Thank Dokalma
Seattle
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never been on a real African safari before. So when we had the chance to see giraffes and zebras in the Philippines as a part of a day tour package, I couldn't turn it down. Overall, the experience was fine. I enjoyed seeing and feeding the giraffes the most. But it all felt so rushed. And the place isn't... More 

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Thank Rich S
Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

The travel from Coron to the Safari is approximately 1.5 hrs in total from Coron town proper. Cemented roads with lots of zigzags. It is actually a safari on foot as there is no enclosed jeep or truck as one would expect of a Safari. There were giraffes and zebras and a few calamian deers who approached the tourists for... More 

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

While being busy island hopping and laying on the beach make some time to this place as well - it is part of some tours. It is simply stunning, you can see wild giraffes and zebras just hanging around, being really close to you. You can even feed the giraffes!

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Thank sackrebleu
manila
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

For me, its worth the trip going to Calauit if you are in Coron. I just loved the safari experience, having been able to see zebras, deers and giraffes upclose and in a very natural environment. Feeding the giraffes was fun! This would be a good break from all-day snorkeling and swimming...highly recommended for a one-of-a-kind experience (if you haven't... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

I was excited about viewing African animals on their own island in the Philippines, and hoped the experience wouldn't be a tourist trap. I took a tour from Coron, which also included an island hopping boat ride, so it was a very long day starting at 0430 and ending about 1800. However, i thought it was an excellent tour for... More 

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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

its about 2 hours travel from busuanga. its one ISLAND! giraffes and zebras are freely walking around, and get to experience feeding the giraffes! you will be riding a mini old jeepney. no other wild animals but definitely a place worth the long travel. perfect for capturing photos with the animals in a closeup and as well as a photo... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

If you are coming from Coron, it would take 4 hours with Van and boat transfer to get to Calauit. The pickup time for a van transfer is usually 4am and 4.30 I think for a boat. I would highly recommend the Calauit by the sea and I believe you can check the other islands that is not available for... More 

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to rate this more highly, but as a trained ecologist, I can't. I'm fine with the African animals being in the Philippines. That's all good. The giraffes and zebras are really cool, and when the trip began and we fed the giraffes and observed the zebras, having been told to keep a respectful distance, I was reminded... More 

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