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Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary

Approximately 10 kilometers on the Barberton Road | Umhloti Nature Reserve, Nelspruit, South Africa
27 79 777 1514
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Ranked #8 of 18 Attractions in Nelspruit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Carefree, Arizona
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167 reviews 167 reviews
33 attraction reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited Jane Goodall Sanctuary and found our guide very interesting, informative and knowledgeable. A good cause and a good visit.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is beautiful and it probably would have been a better visit had i checked the tour times. We did have a little peep around and will go back for a proper tour

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Cuijk, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our family enjoyed Chimp Eden. They liked to see the monkeys and we liked the explaination about how the chimps got there and the good work they do.

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GABORONE
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A wonderful tranquil setting, great service from friendly staff, fascinating and informative tour and amazing chimps - all make the trip and experience so worthwhile. Allow at least 3 hours to really appreciate this wonderful sanctuary.

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It was very interesting and the chimpanzees are lovely to watch. The guides are very knowledgeable. So very sad they have been treated so badly in the past

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Suitable for young and old, very enjoyable and educating - my 3 year old still talking about the outing.

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The tour is limited to two enclosures and consists of the guide discussing individual chimps as she feeds them titbits of fruit and runs through their truly tragic and awful pasts. the stories are horrific: from being tied outside nightclubs, beaten, mutilated and turned into alcaholics - it really is grim. Although we understood completely why it was important to... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Fascinating to see the chimps - very good tour. The chimps are all personalities and our guide did an excellent job of telling their stories.

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Armidale. NSW
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went out of our way to visit the sanctuary partly because it seemed a worthwhile charity to support and partly because I wanted photos of chimps to paint from (I'm a hobby wildlife artist). I'm very glad we did - this sanctuary provides quality life-style for rescued chimps, some from truly horrendous circumstances. You can sponsor a chimp -... More

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great experience and stunning staff that know everything that you would expect them to know. even the curio lady was helpful with bizarre questions that some of the non-locals had. Fantastic job and fantastic team.

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