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Limbe Wildlife Centre

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Address: Bota Road, P.B. 878, Limbe, Cameroon

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As has been just said, to think of this as a zoo is completely wrong. This is a sanctuary for amazing primates who would otherwise be death, mainly thanks to humans. A zoo is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike C
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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421 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As has been just said, to think of this as a zoo is completely wrong. This is a sanctuary for amazing primates who would otherwise be death, mainly thanks to humans. A zoo is there for humans, this is there for the animals. It is their hospital, place of safety and ultimately their aim is amazing, to no longer be... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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183 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The goal of this facility is to rescue and ultimately return the animals to the wild. Particular of our interest were the Gorilla's. We were on a cruise tour that made a stop at Limbe. Guides were particularly knowledgeable and provided as much background information as we requested.

Thank Radarman123
New York City, New York
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 

Thank Howard P
Milan, Italy
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101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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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.

Thank HenkiePenkie1
Douala, Cameroun
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
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.

Thank RickMIusa
Bend, Oregon
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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.

Thank GISJohn
Bismarck, North Dakota
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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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