CHIMFUNSHI WILDLIFE ORPHANAGE
A large reserve that rescues endangered chimpanzees from all over the world.
With 40 years of experience, Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage is committed to protecting nature and animals. Covering an impressive 10,000 hectares of Miombo forest, they are dedicated to rescuing and caring for chimpanzees and other wildlife. But their efforts don’t stop there. They also promote sustainable farming practices and offer a comprehensive education program to raise environmental awareness. By combining economic development with our conservation efforts, they ensure the long-term viability of the local environment. Visit Website.
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Interested in Visiting or Volunteering?
At Chimfunshi, volunteers are immersed in the breathtaking Miombo forest of the African bush. They have the opportunity to stay onsite while working with the chimpanzees, ensuring that their welfare is respected. Volunteers can also take part in education and school initiatives or contribute to the onsite agricultural project. Skilled volunteers (mechanics, farmers, educators, etc.) are highly sought after, as are motivated individuals without specific skills.
Situated in a remote area near Chingola, the Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Trust welcomes visitors. It is a two-hour drive from the nearest town. The sanctuary has large forest enclosures where chimpanzees live and visitors can observe their daily activities such as playing, feeding, and grooming. Visitors can also see other wildlife, including over 300 species of birds, vervet monkeys, and duikers, as well as rescued African grey parrots.