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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
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+27 79 777 1514
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US$68.08*
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An excellent way to spend a couple hours whilst in the region. Although there is no direct interaction, the guides are informative and the experience is eductaional and sensitizes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An excellent way to spend a couple hours whilst in the region. Although there is no direct interaction, the guides are informative and the experience is eductaional and sensitizes the public to the plight of the chimps. Worth a visit.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We all must visit and help this incredible and unique place in the world. Listen carefully to the guide, enjoy the visit, raise awarness among your children and everyone around you. Be quiet and observe. Try to underestand what is going on here. Be respectful. Learn. "What you do make a difference..."

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Thank iValentina
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sanctuary is well managed and beautiful. A short drive from Nelspruit and literally one of the most ethical tours out there! A must see!!

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Thank Dean V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

What a delight to visit the world renowned Jane Goodall sanctuary in Nelspruit. The learning eperience was so uplifting. The guide we had shared so much knowledge on these remarkable animals. I am an animal , nature lover so the experience impacted me incredibly. I will return for another experience of this wonderful sanctuary for Chimps

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Thank Earle W
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Guide was knowledgable. Chimps not made as circus animals but did show off their behaviour. Enclosures big but could be bigger with more trees. Very informative experience

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johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This sanctuary is both uplifting and sad - sad because of how these near-human animals have been treated by us and uplifting because someone cares about them. Go see them and make contact with 98% of your DNA! Your money and time will be well spent. I will go back when I can do so.

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Thank james l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

A wonderful eye-opening lesson on some beautiful creatures. The guide was very knowledgeable. Sad to hear the stories on how Zach, Jessica, Cosi and the rest of these beautiful animals came to be here but glad to see them now living much better lives. The Sanctuary is doing wonderful work.

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Thank Yvettie
Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here, the guide was very interesting and knowledgeable. It was fascinating hearing about the chimpanzees and their stories. The work they are doing here is invaluable. Worth supporting them!

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Thank Catjane2610
Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

So sad to hear the story about them but it is so nice place for them. They are amazing animals. Guides is very good they call them by name and they respond. Thank you for the good work

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome experience for old and young. The tour is very informative and even though there is no close contact with the chimps (which is also explained) one feels as if you peeked into the life of a chimp. Note that the website booking service does not work well, best to just stop buy and get your tickets... More 

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