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Limbe Wildlife Centre

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Address: Bota Road, P.B. 878, Limbe, Cameroon
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Meeting a real Rafiki (mandrill) from the Lion King Movie

Good primate exhibit. I was happily impressed by the quality of the Limbe Zoo. It focuses mostly on primates: gorillas, chimpanzees, baboons, drills, mandrills, but it also has a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good primate exhibit. I was happily impressed by the quality of the Limbe Zoo. It focuses mostly on primates: gorillas, chimpanzees, baboons, drills, mandrills, but it also has a Nile crocodile, python, and even Duiker bucks. My favorite was the mandrill attraction. I had always seen Rafiki in the Lion King, with its beautifully colored face, and thought it a... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

If you like different views of primates, this is a good Cameroonian example of a few different examples. The Drill/Mandrill are the star for me! These are the colorfully and actively moving monkey that's exhibited. Non nationals pay 3,000 CFA and cameras are allowed. There's an extra fee for video cameras. It's only 5 mins away from the city center,... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I came to see the cross river gorilla and I did it even if njango the 25 years old female gorilla is sick and you cannot get too close. The drill cage is impressive even if one of the female drills is free and the guards do not take too much care about that.

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Hermanus
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Seen a lot of gorillas, baboons, drills, etc. Even saw 2 Duiker bucks that is well known in SA! The area is fairly well maintained with good staff taking proper care and rehabilitate. Very nice little cafeteria with burgers, pizzas, delicious yoghurt smoothies, etc! A must see if you are around and a nature lover.

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Douala, Cameroun
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My expectations was too high compare to the reality. We did the visit without a guide assign to explain us. Animals seem to be well treated and feed. Was really expecting to see lion, panthers...i think the management need to work hard to bring something special over here. My visit was short, but nice

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Limbe Wildlife Center has a huge sample of African primates.....the only place to have Drills in captivity (and they have a lot of them), Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Mandrrills....the guides are very knowledgeable and the center is well managed (for Africa). We really enjoyed out time there and could easily understand their approach to education and saving the primates.

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Bend, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The facilities were poor, but it was obviously they were doling the best they could with the resources they had. Glad I went.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great afternoon at the wildlife center. I had seen it from the road and heard about it for years as I have visited but never stopped in. It was much more than I expected. We got a personal tour and loved how the animals got along with the tour guides. If you're in Limbe this is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Went there with my daughter and my nephews and nieces and we had a good time. Two prices: one for locals and one for foreigners. There are some donations boxes and you should really donate if you can. The team there is doing a great job to maintain all the spieces alive.

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Rawai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We lived the sanctuary! The animals look healthy. I would have liked to see more straw etc for them to make a their bed at night. We had a guide Joe he was vey informative and really knew the individual animals. I will look into volunteering here in the future. Some very sad stories behind these magnificent animals

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