Chimp Eden is home to chimps that have been misplaced from their natural habitat - rescued from the bush meat trade; or orphaned and traded in the illegal pet trade to zoos, circuses and medical research facilities. The chimps at Chimp Eden are the lucky ones, living out their lives in a risk free environment with all the necessary attention to recover from the trauma they have experienced.
Entering the reserve, a mere 15 kilometres from the bustling city of Nelspruit, visitors have a unique opportunity to see chimpanzees in semi-wild surroundings. The forest and ‘foraging areas’ provide the chimps with endless hours of fun and are essential for keeping boredom at bay; they also help to positively reinforce natural behaviour. Viewing platforms overlooking these areas provide visitors with a great opportunity to watch our closest relatives!
The world renowned Jane Goodall Institute has made this tranquil venue, within the 1 000 hectare Umhloti Nature Reserve, their first and only South African Sanctuary committed to the rescue and care of chimpanzees in need of refuge and brings the world of chimpanzees closer to humanity through education and tourism.
Chimp Eden is home to chimps that have been misplaced from their natural habitat - rescued from the bush meat trade; or orphaned and traded in the illegal pet trade to zoos,