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Colobus Conservation

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Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80401, Kenya
+254 711 479453
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Good Project

Some sterling work being done here and is interesting. A thoughtful 30-40 mins. Easy to get to via... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Rob P
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
A bit underwhelming

Deeply appreciate the work that this group is doing. Our tour was short and at least 50% of the... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
David A
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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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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Some sterling work being done here and is interesting. A thoughtful 30-40 mins. Easy to get to via Tuc-Tuc.

Thank Rob P
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your review! We are very happy to read that you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Deeply appreciate the work that this group is doing. Our tour was short and at least 50% of the tour talked about Baobab trees??? We did get to see some of the monkeys that were there and it was educational. Our tour guide was good...More

Thank David A
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for your review, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the tour to the fullest. I am also surprised to read you felt that you were a bother, we are often complimented on how friendly and approachable the colobus team...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited this centre on the way to the airport when leaving the coast. The visit to the centre was a good use of time in this regard but I am not sure if it would be worth a particular trip for some - especially...More

Thank Ramona L
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for your review. I would like to firstly apologise that you felt the dialogue was geared towards encouraging more donations. We certainly appreciate donations, as we do not receive any governmental funding, however this is not and should not be the focus of...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Very good organization, they work on good purpose and it is all privately funded. The tour was very interesting and we learned a lot. Don't expect to see too much, it is small and not so very much to see but you will get some...More

Thank bruesen
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your review and for visiting. We are always so very happy to know that guests leave learning something new. We appreciate your support. Thank you

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Just returned from an interesting and informative visit. Ester was our guide and you could feel her concern. We learned about the challenges faced by monkeys in the area and challenges tourist cause when they feed the monkeys. It is a one hour experience and...More

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Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your comments and for visiting us. I am happy to read you had an informative visit and thank you for your advise on our establishment, we sometimes do receive guests who believe we are a zoo and therefore their expectations are different,...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a place to visit if you really have run out of things to do, to pay 750 shillings to see a few monkeys in cages is scandalous descrimination when Kenyans pay only 250 shillings. If they would like the support of foreigners they...More

Thank Shelley J
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi there, we are sorry that you felt you were overcharged. The different charges for tourists, residents and citizens is common practice in Kenya and is put in place as in most circumstances, there is a disparity in income and what people can afford to...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

This centre is small and wonderful, with its program to rehabilitate and reintroduce orphaned monkeys from the region. Though their focus is Colobus, they also cater to Vervet and Syke's monkeys. I got the chance to talk to the manager afterwards, and she was inspiringly...More

Thank Liam_Ragan
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you Liam for your very kind words, I would agree seeing the school children on Wednesday really is wonderful, but also can be noisy! Thank you for your support and putting us in contact with some great organisations!

Reviewed 21 July 2017

When you come to Diani be prepared that monkeys will accompany every minute of your stay. Sometimes cute, sometimes bothersome, sometimes playful, sometimes aggressive, they are like shades that disappear only after the sunset. Visit in the Columbus Conservation taught me a lot about their...More

Thank Sylwia Ż
Colobus C, Manager at Colobus Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for visiting and your kind words. It makes us incredibly happy that people share the same passions we do, it certainly is important to learn about the local wildlife and monkeys, especially when trying to understand why some can be a little bothersome!...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

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 5 June 2017

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 27 April 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 4 May 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

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LondonMumble
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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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