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"Safari in PH" Calauit Island by simplytaj

Calauit Island Travel Guide: 0 reviews and 53 photos

Calauit started in 1977 situated in the Northwestern coast of Palawan was declared a game preserve and wildlife sanctuary of the Philippines. My first time was in 1994 travelling from Dimakya island to Calauit and the 2nd time was in 2005 from Busuanga.

The area of 3,700 hectares Calauit Island Wildlife Sanctuary is home to both endemic animals and African wildlife. Only eight species of African animals from Kenya, which includes giraffes, zebras, impalas, waterbucks, bushbacks, gazelles, elands and topis live in harmony with endemic Philippine animals like the Calamian- and mouse- deer, bearcat, Palawan peacock pheasant, sea turtles and Philippine crocodile. Their numbers have increased over the years and from a hundred to well over six-hundred as they thrive in their new Pacific home.
It is indeed amazing to see them all over the island and there is a truck/jeep that can take you around at a minimal fee. An amazing site, 'an Africa in the Philippines!'

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:a unique island for families to visit
  • Cons:there are no accommodations available on the island
  • Last visit to Calauit Island: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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