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Amazing! A must see!

This is a beautiful reserve that you could spend hours walking around and exploring And my friend... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Celeste O
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We visited and spent several hours at the park, learnt a lot about the local animals and wildlife... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful reserve that you could spend hours walking around and exploring And my friend and I left absolutely inspired by what they have created here. These two guys have almost singlehandedly lured back species (plant and animal) that had been extinct on the island for years, they're creating a home for animals endangered or left damaged by poachers, and trying to create change in a culture that doesn't yet understand the importance of preserving it's natural resources and wildlife.
This is the kind of place that you know your money (and the 200% tip you hopefully leave) will go directly to the helping preserve and expand the wonderful work they're doing. Go here and give them your money!

On top of this, Ian was absolutely charming, and an amazing, well educated tour guide. His passion for wildlife is infections. It'll make you want to go home and start an eco revolution.

Two notes: Do book in advance -given it's just the two of then, I don't imagine that they can accommodate walk-ups.
And, as most things are in Tobago, it's not straightforward to find and gets a little "off roady" at the end. Just follow the instructions they send you and you'll be fine though.

Thank Celeste O
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Roy C, Owner at Corbin Local Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your wonderful review. twas great to share Corbin Local with you!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited and spent several hours at the park, learnt a lot about the local animals and wildlife of Tobago.
The owner of the park Roy told us about the breeding project they run and how they take in wounded, sick or unwanted animals and reptiles and help with their recovery/rehabilitation & hopefully their release back into the wild.
The park is in great need of funds so every visit helps this place stay open and continue with the valuable work of preventing some of these endangered species from being eliminated & lost from Tobago.
This is a very hands on experience - if you want it to be - handling some of the wildlife and having up close encounters.
It really is worth a visit.

Thank Sue A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful morning here. We were welcomed warmly by Roy and has partner Ian. Their mutual ambition to protect the island’s inheritance of wildlife is to be lauded, and they have set about their project with limitless enthusiasm and commitment. We learnt a huge amount and were privileged to be able to see the work that they have done, and the animals in their care.

Thank 979stephm
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Roy Corbin is a natural and passionate man. His love for this project is overwhelming and makes the visit come alive. He has such a love for nature and these animals placed into his care. The tour of the animals was bought alive by Roy’s stories that keep you gripped and informed for the whole visit. We are with Roy for 2 hours, which flew by. We hope to return for the Rainforest experience soon.

This is high value for money, and something that needs all the local and international support it can get.

The animals are bred and returned into the wild, his aim to replenish the wildlife of Tobago.

Thank you Roy for opening up your park and for the wonderful and hard work you are doing here in the Caribbean.

Thank Simon W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday morning, only phoned about 90 mins ahead but Roy "Short Man" Corbin gave us a wonderful welcome to his wildlife hideout.
Entirely self funded, he rescues injured, sick and unwanted endemic local species and runs a breeding and release program with the aim of restoring lost and depleted species to the wild. His enthusiasm and knowledge are infectious - it's a really good place for a couple of hours to get up close and personal with some cute (and some not so cute) creatures.

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Reviewed 6 October 2018

What Roy Corbin does, is not just showing people from all over the world Tobago's local animals, that they would hardly see on their own, as they have nocturnal activity or have almost vanished due to intensive hunting, to allow people to come breathtakingly close to wildlife. Priceless though is his effort to feed and save those shy and endangered species (such as Caimans, Armadillos or Boa Constructor) and to release them into wilderness, after they have regained the capability to survive. it is amazing to see the high professionalism of his strategy and of the facility he build up in the middle of the rain forest.

Thank lwurster2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

I loved the experience of our forest walk with corbin! He has a great love and knowledge for the animals and plants that inhabit tobago.absolutely a must do when you are visiting tobago. The price of 150 tt pp was real good money for value. We gave a royal tip extra because it was worth it and the money will be used for the property and the animals.

Thank Wendela35
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Me and my wife did the short hike of approximately 2 hours with Corbin as our guide. It was very interesting and very nice to hear about and see all the plants and wildlife. Also the breeding programs are visible where you can see wildlife in the make. I love how he and some volunteers maintain the area without any government funding. A must see for every flora and founa enthousianist.

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We went today and met Roy Corbin at his wildlife park. He’s so friendly and knowledgeable, he was recommended by our guide Zee and the trip was arranged by just calling the day before we wanted to go. To see the animals up close in the enclosures that you would never be able to see or get that close to in the rainforest was amazing. On top of the hill over looking a beautiful view and garden we sat and watched hummingbirds coming to nectar feeders. Roy Corbin’s enthusiasm and energy to protect these animals and educate people about them is commendable. The world needs more people like him protecting wildlife from extinction. Spread the word not only is this place worth a visit but it needs our help too! Donations all the way to people like Corbin, there’s very few people who would rescue animals and nurse them back to health and then either release them back into the rainforest or look after them in the enclosures if release isn’t possible.

Thank Nicola S
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

A winding road mystery road leads to being met by the inspiring Roy Corbin, a true champion of conservation and Tobago's own David Attenborough with Ian Wright his partner as Gerald Durrell. Roy has turned his former extensive farm land back into a pristine garden on Eden in just thirty years and shows what can be done to save the environment and bring back species that have been hunted to extinction on Tobago. This is not a fancy zoo this is an intimate meet and greet of Tobago's former animal, flora and fauna diversity. All animals were handled with great love and care by Roy as we learnt so much about them and we were told that even the grumpy Manicou ( a fierce type of Opossum ) would be returned to the wild after he had breed and done his stint educating tourists and locals on the need to protect his species. Roy's passion is infectious and the forest walk taught us more in an hour or so about plants and trees and black snakes ( we were privileged to be shown one Roy had spotted in the trees, all perfectly safe for the nervous reader and way above our heads) The house in the canopy was the icing on the cake with it's numerous humming birds flitting from feeder to feeder and baby armadillos snug in their nursery waiting for release. If you visit Tobago and don't go then you haven't seen the real Tobago and what it could be returned to with investment in Roy's conservation efforts. Go, be inspired and support this important work for our planet.

Thank lornasiddall
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Roy C, Owner at Corbin Local Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Many thanks for your wonderfull review! Corbin Local is now no1 of things to do in Tobago!! We look forward to sharing Corbin Local with you next year!!

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