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Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre

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Located at 24 Kms Off on Johannesburg Road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 77 235 4780
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This venue carries out great work under very difficult economic conditions. The staff are very... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
burscoughmranthonyb
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Preston, United Kingdom
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What a shame

The place is falling apart. Whilst it’s said that it’s “not a zoo” the lions pacing around small... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
TraceyAsh
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Sandton
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Chipangali is a haven for wild animals which have little hope for survival in the wild - creatures which have been orphaned, abandoned, injured, born in captivity or brought up unsuccessfully as pets. It is often the last refuge for those brought in sick or injured, and increasingly it is a sanctuary for confiscated animals. We invite children and animal lovers of all nationalities to visit our Animal Orphanage and take an educational tour to learn more about African wildlife. We have 150 animals and birds located in 40 acres. There is a tea room for snacks and a souvenir stall. Lots of shady places to sit and have a picnic. School groups and other large groups welcome. Open Tuesday to Sunday. Mondays Closed. Timing: 8 am to 5 pm. Open on all Public Holidays except Christmas Day. Admission: Adults 5$, Children 4$ School Groups: High School 4$, Primary School 3$, Teachers 4$
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Located at 24 Kms Off on Johannesburg Road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This venue carries out great work under very difficult economic conditions. The staff are very accommodating and make every effort you enjoy your trip. It is not the best equipped establishment due to funds. On saying that they make every effort with the animals.

1  Thank burscoughmranthonyb
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

The place is falling apart. Whilst it’s said that it’s “not a zoo” the lions pacing around small enclosures, the complete lack of any maintenance, no visible staff or management etc. made for a heartbreaking experience. One can see this gem was created and loved...More

2  Thank TraceyAsh
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

I led a group of college students on a two week service trip to Chipangali and they were more than accommodating. All of the housing and food needs were included and it's a plus that we were right there with the animals too. We traveled...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

I've volunteered here for 6 weeks and I loved it. They take good care of their animals and always help animals in need! It is one of my best experience I've ever had and I learned lots. I would honestly recommend it to everyone!

1  Thank FleurSchepen
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I spent four weeks volunteering at Chipangali wildlife orphanage, and it is an experience I will never forget. In four short weeks I became a part of the family, got to work with some of the most amazing wildlife, and make memories that will stay...More

Thank Megan G
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The animals are all in great condition and are clearly being well cared for by the dedicated staff members. Huge variety of animals and birds to be seen. I would give yourselves about 2 hours to get around.

Thank Nicola A
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We came here with family hoping to spend the day but we were done within two hours. There isn't that much to see and it it's hot the animals tend to hide. We loved the ones we saw. Some of the enclosures didn't have names...More

Thank Stha N
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on our way to Bulawayo, cool little orphanage with quite a range of animals. Lion, leopard, crocs, monkeys, snakes and kudu. Staff were nice, good to see places like this still operating.

Thank lsipo
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Visited here with about 50 other people. Guide and staff informative. Saw lion, leopard, monkeys, crocodile and monkey.

Thank Nisha P
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

I was not expecting to be treated to such a wonderful display of wildlife, friendly-knowledgeable volunteers and a beautiful setting. Chipangali was a real find and a "must-visit" for those travelling in the Bulawayo area. The management and staff were superb, and exhibits very well...More

Thank Captain_Dann
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