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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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THIS VENUE USED TO BE VETURED ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL

I still want to go this venue. it used to be known as "Chimp Eden". If you are into conservation, then this is a "must see" on your itinerary. It is a little expensive to get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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Ommen, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The first time we went from Komatipoort to Nelspruit to visit Chimp Eden it started raining on the way to Nelspruit. Not much but when we arrived in the morning we were told that as a result the sanctuary stayed closed. But would be open when it would be dry. We came back later that afternoon, the weather had changed... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The sanctuary is quite small but that doesn't matter as the information given is informative and interesting. I learned a lot about chimpanzees that I didn't know previously and the guide was knowledgeable and prepared to answer many questions. A highly recommended tour!

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Marloth Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a definite MUST visit for all visitors to Nelspruit or the surrounding area. The sanctuary is well run and very informative. The staff are passionate and the Chimps are definitely the stars of the show. Thank you, Jane Goodall, for taking care of these chimps after their tough lives and giving them a space of their own.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The compulsory tour is quite expensive, while the staff seems to focus on rather random emotional stories rather than providing good scientific background and information on the work of the centre. The guide seems to primarily use an anthropomorphic style with the chimps, e.g. engaging in scolding and punitive language. However, the chimps themselves provide much food for thought for... More 

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I still want to go this venue. it used to be known as "Chimp Eden". If you are into conservation, then this is a "must see" on your itinerary. It is a little expensive to get in, but knowing your money's going towards a worthy cause, makes it worthwhile or me...definitely my next stop...

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had a wonderful experience here. Our guide was very informative, and the Sanctuary is doing such important work. But the very best thing was just enjoying the chimps. Hearing their stories, seeing their personalities made for a delightful time.

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Mudgee, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I have regular visions of these chimps and their antics. Some have suffered very badly at the hands of their human cousins. This lot at least are living a decent life.

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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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Address: Address: Approximately 10 kilometers on the Barberton Road | Umhloti Nature Reserve, Nelspruit, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 79 777 1514
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Nelspruit

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