CHIMFUNSHI WILDLIFE ORPHANAGE
A large reserve that rescues endangered chimpanzees from all over the world.
The Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage in the north of Zambia is one of the world’s largest and oldest shelters for chimpanzees. Chimfunshi gives 120 chimpanzees a species-appropriate home with the highest possible level of freedom, within a wild area of 4,200 hectares. Visit Website.
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Interested in Visiting or Volunteering?
At Chimfunshi, volunteers experience life in the African bush, living at The Education Centre in the beautiful Miombo forest about 65 kilometers from the nearest town. As a volunteer, you may work near the chimpanzees, help with behavioral enrichment by inventing fun activities, capture data on chimpanzee interaction and behavior, or provide teaching assistance in the local community.
Visitors are welcome at Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage, located about two hours away from Chingola, the closest town, in a remote wilderness rich in wildlife and birds.
Here, you can get up close with chimpanzees. They roam in large, outdoor enclosures where visitors can visit and watch at feeding times.