Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, Nelspruit

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Get a close-up view of cheeky primates at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, a rehabilitation center housing rescued and displaced chimps. Spanning 1,000 ha (2,470 ac), the sanctuary serves as a popular tourist attraction, where you can take an hour-long tour to get a glimpse into the life of chimps. Watch the trainers encouraging the primates to learn their forest skills, and observe chimps playing, relaxing, and running around their enclosures. Established in 2006, the center has done pioneering work in relation to chimps in Africa. A number of observation decks offer sweeping views of the surroundings, in which you can spot kudus, zebras, and giraffes. The premises also contains a restaurant, as well as a conference hall. Using our custom trip planner, Nelspruit attractions like Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We did a lead with our granddaughter. We were very affected and moved, by the fate of these tortured animals, to which the foundation has now given a home here in a beautiful reserve. We were also very impressed by the commitment of the volunteers and the entire project. A visit (and a donation?) are absolutely recommended!!!
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  • Spent about 3 h in the sanctuary hearing the tales of the chimps and enjoying a bit of outdoors with the family. Our 3rd visit. It was a Sunday and we took the 12:00 tour. Small group (it was just us)...  more »
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