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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  • Visited here with friends. Well set-up. There were a number of things closed in the centre due to obvious reasons, but the guide was very informative and he did a wonderful job. The chimpanzees all... 
    Visited here with friends. Well set-up. There were a number of things closed in the centre due to obvious reasons, but the guide was very informative and he did a wonderful job. The chimpanzees all...  more »
  • Though a bit out of the way (the reason for that being obvious, given this is an animal sanctuary), the visit to Chimp Eden was a wonderful experience. It's of course sad when you learn why the... 
    Though a bit out of the way (the reason for that being obvious, given this is an animal sanctuary), the visit to Chimp Eden was a wonderful experience. It's of course sad when you learn why the...  more »
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  • Great place. The animals are happy and healthy. I would highly recommend going. The staff is friendly and welcoming and it is very easy to book.
  • Heartfelt. Although it needs loads of tlc. Guide was very knowledgeable. A lovely woman. People out there please support this beautiful cause..

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