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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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Loved every minute of it. Meeting the chimps at last was a dream come true. I will never forget it for as long as I live.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Centurion, South Africa
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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Loved every minute of it. Meeting the chimps at last was a dream come true. I will never forget it for as long as I live.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Chimp Eden is worth a visit. It's a lovely location and informative and interesting. Certainly unique unless you are able to visit chimp sanctuaries in more exotic African countries. The tours are a little long for young kids, so do have some distractions at hand, and be prepared to explain some of the more aggressive behaviors (like throwing stones or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

What an amazing experience!! The guide told us so much about each and every chimp, it was so interesting. The chimps were adorable, and the whole experience was just over too quickly! I wanted to stay for hours :)

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Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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