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Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

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Amazing Wildlife Experience

Bucket list stuff. The Sidles have created an amazing place with very little funding. Help if you... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Paulo m
Pretoria, South Africa
Fabulous Visit to Chimfushi Wildlif Orphnage

I, my wife and children had a fabulous time at Chimfushi where we learnt a lot about the wildlife... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Chingola, Zambia
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Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Trust is one of the largest chimpanzee reserves in the world and is internationally recognized as such. Chimfunshi is home to 120 chimpanzees, most of them living in 4 large forested enclosures, and as close to their...more
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5th Lane, Chingola 50100, Zambia
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Bucket list stuff. The Sidles have created an amazing place with very little funding. Help if you can. While the place is very archaic the chimps look happy and live in as natural an environment as possible. most of these are troubled individuals rescued from...More

Thank Paulo m
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I, my wife and children had a fabulous time at Chimfushi where we learnt a lot about the wildlife habiting there in particular the way the monkeys and apes are living in a wonderful serene environment. the trip was worth taking.

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

This is definitely not a healthy environment for staff or chimps. They need to do a total revamp of this facility. Workers in the mine fields often came here with prostitutes..............

1  Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 4 July 2018

This place is about 45 Km from chingola town along T5. They have two sections, orphanage and enclosures. If your going to see them go around at 13 hours. then you can see the feeding. This time road was considerably OK

Thank sivananthan k
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Chimfushi in Chingola is the place located in the Copper belt province of Zambia, is one of the best mammal orphanage to find friendly chimpanzees. Bring something little for these apes and get in love with them all.

1  Thank Elastol M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Very nice place and nearly 60 kms from chingola. Inside forest nice arrangements to see chimpanzee. Donated some clothes and chocolates to them.

Thank smrutiranjanj2
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Not much of a fan of chimps, but the chimp walk was really insightful. The roads into Chingola are not the best (!). We stayed at The Tabernacle Guest Lodge in Chililabombwe and went to see the chimps in the morning.

Thank MiloR92
Reviewed 29 June 2017

If you love animals, and especially chimpanzees this is the the place to visit. Accommodation is basic as would be expected and based on dormitories within large houses and a couple of large "tents". In the accommodation area there is a large outdoor central area...More

Thank Oohbratt
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to visit. One hundred and twenty chimps call Chimfunshi their home. There are also lots of other animals there. Any native Zambian animal will be rehabilitated and released if possible. We stayed in a chalet. Comfortable, mosquito net provided, plenty of space. Had...More

Thank Mezabel
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This was my 4th time back to Chimfunshi, and I brought a group of 15 friends from the US and Germany. It was, once again, fantastic! The horrible roads between Chingola and the sanctuary are well worth the effort because the incredible birding opportunities and...More

1  Thank Ann-Scott E
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