Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary

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Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary

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buxtonred
Tasmania, Australia105 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Visited here with friends. Well set-up. There were a number of things closed in the centre due to obvious reasons, but the guide was very informative and he did a wonderful job. The chimpanzees all had a story and were clearly loved by all the staff. Terrible how they were once treated, we are lucky to have rescue organisations such as this.
Written 1 April 2022
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Kevin A
Pretoria, South Africa219 contributions
Nov 2021
Though a bit out of the way (the reason for that being obvious, given this is an animal sanctuary), the visit to Chimp Eden was a wonderful experience. It's of course sad when you learn why the chimps need the sanctuary in the first place, but the tour was informative and the chimps are entertaining. True preservation, with a hands-off, natural approach, Chimp Eden is a good way to spend an informative hour.
Written 18 November 2021
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Dreamer1001
Durban, South Africa253 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Arriving at the Jane Goodall Institute Chimp Eden,to a welcoming Tanya with her lovely Irish accent and Odette with her buckets of yummy chimp treats,our tour fee paid and some time to kill we had some lunch in our car admiring the view before our small group started the tour. Tanya was incredible , her love and passion for each chimp shining through her as she chatted , knowledgeable, telling us every detail of every rescued chimp in the sanctuary. She explained their stories, abuse, fears, loves, mischief, love of life and each other. The opportunity to get up close and experience the communication between these beautiful animals was incredible . It is heartbreaking listening to how some of them have been treated by human beings. Had a few lovely laughs at Cozy as he played Tarzan throwing a few stones , ducking as he smiled at us beating his chest. Stamping my foot as he copied my behaviour with a big cheesy grin. Nina had a sadness about her that touched my soul. 4 year old Baby Amari the youngest SA born too cute to ignore as she played havoc with our hearts and the troop with her cute little face, white fluffy rear and no care attitude . Watching Joào the oldest wise old man at 76 years of age teaching the young how to behave was very special reminded me of a very wise old man . The respect, love and hugs shared by the troop brought tears to my eyes and a massive lump to my throat. I am incredibly grateful that Chimp Eden has created a safe haven for these beautiful chimps teaching humanity about these gentle loving misused almost human animals . These beautiful creatures care and look after each other with kindness and love that we as humans could learn so much from. They apologize when they offend, hurt when they fight and teach each other the ways of life no questions asked. Total acceptance. When they stare at you and connect it is like looking at the humans soul.
Written 28 September 2021
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WanguiG
Sandton, South Africa78 contributions
Nov 2020
When we notified the operator during the booking call that we would all be wearing masks except for our autistic three-year-old who can't tolerate face covering, we were told we could not visit. As he did not have a cold or show any symptoms and we could not possibly leave him behind, we were more than willing to comply with all standard check-in precautions including temperature checks, sanitizing and keeping a safe distance but sadly we had to cancel our booking because of a pathetic lack of inclusivity. We appreciate that the chimps health must come first but there are ways to ensure adequate safety measures without seeming insensitive to the plight of those who are differently-abled.
Written 8 December 2020
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Leed
Munich, Germany5 contributions
May 2019 • Family
We left a part of our hearts at the sanctuary and gain med so much food for thought and warmth for the soul by witnessing the good that people can do when they are caring and passionate. Please visit and support this cause. Our children still talk about the Chimpanzees we encountered and what a wonderful and important thing it is for them to be rescued and safe.
Written 18 February 2020
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Steve B
Johannesburg2 contributions
Feb 2020
This was a really excellent day out. Our guide was knowledgeable and very friendly. We can really recommend it. Prices are very reasonable
Written 16 February 2020
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Miriam Lenehan
Aberdeen, UK32 contributions
Feb 2020
The staff have individual attention and care for each chimp - know all their stories (which are horrific and harrowing). The tour is well worth it and spending some cash in the cafe/shop is a good way of injecting some contribution to the sanctuary which does not have state funding (most chimps come from central african countries).
Written 9 February 2020
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Bernd
Port Elizabeth, South Africa64 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This place is a really good new home for not longer needed shimpazis!
We heard sad stories about their former life, most of them where used only as an attraction... costumers gave them Zigarettes and alcohol and treated them bad!
In chimpz Eden they can enjoy living in harmony!
For everything you buy at the store the staff can buy food and medizine for the apes!
A good Institution, only 18 km away from nelspruit!
Written 6 February 2020
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Nicole
Magdeburg, Germany6 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
A great place. Thanks for the guided tour, Tanja #chimpeden
-Danke Jane Goodall für dieses Schutzgebiet-
Written 15 January 2020
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Packmw
Sarasota, FL26 contributions
Dec 2019
Seeing the chimps was really nice - even in the rain but we were very disappointed in the tour. We were combined with a group/tour of about 30+ people. They spoke French and had an interpreter. Not only was the whole tour group WAY too large. We could not hear the Chimp Eden tour guide and had a lot of wasted time waiting for the translation to French.

I looked forward to this for years. Made a special trip to Nelspruit to visit Chimp Eden but sigh ... the logistics of the tour really impacted the day.
Written 13 January 2020
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