KokosNuss Garden Resort

Coron, Palawan, Philippines

Wildlife Safaris on Calauit Island

The 3700 hectare large Calauit Island is the sanctuary of African and Palawan wildlife threatened with extinction. Calauit was decreed a game preserve and wildlife sanctuary in August 1976 by then President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

It was the late President´s response to an earlier appeal made for Kenya by the International Union of Conservation of Nature to help save African animals caught in the midst of civil strife.

Today giraffes, zebras and impalas live together with rare animals like bear cats, Calamian deer, mousedeer and Palawan peacocks, which are endemic to Palawan. The aviary is a recent addition.

Entrance fee is 200p for Filipinos and 400p for foreigners. Boat from mainland to Calauit Island (10 min) is 500p for the group. Tourtruck is 1000p for the group.

Because of the long travel time from Coron to Calauit Island (between 4 and 6 hours), we recommend renting a van or jeep in Coron. Price varies from 5500-7000php depending on how many passengers.

For more information, please visit the dictionary entry of Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary at Wikipedia