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Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary

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Address: Approximately 10 kilometers on the Barberton Road | Umhloti Nature Reserve, Nelspruit, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 79 777 1514
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Great Chimp Experience

The set up for the Chimps was really good, and the Centre is very thoughtful of their needs, and safety of it's human visitors. Well worth the visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
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Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The set up for the Chimps was really good, and the Centre is very thoughtful of their needs, and safety of it's human visitors. Well worth the visit!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We went to the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary and were so impressed by the staff, the organization and of course the chimps they have saved. You really have the opportunity to learn about chimp behavior as well as about the chimps that are residents at the Sanctuary. They all have sad stories but seem very happy and well-taken care... More 

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Johannesburg
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Personally I think this will excite foreigners more, as we South Africans have been spoiled with wildlife. But it was informative & worthwhile, albeit a little saddening as to the stories of the Chimps.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

To find some updated info on the website is simply impossible. We arrived at the gate just to know all the tours had been cancelled!!!!

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Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The guided tour was of 2 of the 3 areas, we couldn't visit the third area as the chimps were too aggressive. The keeper/guide was clearly devoted to helping these rescued chimps and the stories she told of the rescue of individual chimps were both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. I never knew that a chimp could teach... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing experience to visit a Chimp Eden. Loved every minute of it. The best part is no human interaction with the animals apart from standing back and observing, the way nature intended. Our guide Jana was awesome, passionate and very knowledgable. Heartbreaking stories of abuse and neglect these chimps had to endure before being rescued. Well worth the... More 

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Nelspruit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It's pricey? That depends on what price you put on helping animals humans harmed in the first place - it costs a lot of money to run places like this (not for profit sanctuaries). Dig out your dollars and go. Jane Goodall is one of the earth's few truly great conservationists and this refuge is a rare chance to see... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It was our first encounter with Chimpanzees and we were fascinated by their individual characters so that alone was worth seeing. However, it was quite disturbing to hear the horrible stories of what they have had to live through and to see the consequences in their behaviour. Nevertheless the visit is worth the money to support sanctuaries like these to... More 

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Campinas, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The place is very well organized, really an Eden for the chimps. The tour is clarifying and interesting (you learn a lot about the chimps' hierarchy and rules) and the animals have a huge space to feel free and have fun. Their stories though, are really sad. It is hard to listen to the bad things they went through without... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

As some reviewers mentioned it is a resvpcue project and probably the best part is ten stories about how the chimps were rescued . I would have liked to see more tann just the two camps with chimps but probably good reason why the public is not allowed to see more

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