Situated close to the Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP), defined by the IUCN as the world’s third most important site for the conservation of the Eastern Chimpanzee, Lwiro has an ideal location for chimpanzee rehabilitation, local conservation education, and outreach. Lwiro takes care of chimpanzees and monkeys of 13 different species, together with parrots, turtles and a porcupine. All these animals have been victims of poaching and pet trade. Visit Website.
Species cared for:
Chimpanzees, diverse monkey species and other animals
Interested in Visiting or Volunteering?
The Center is located just four kilometers from the Kahuzi-Biega National Park. Volunteers are accepted in special circumstances.
Visitors are welcome. Be sure to arrange for a guided tour. Whether it’s marveling at the sight of Grauer gorillas in nearby Kahuzi-Biega National Park, discovering nature’s power at Congo’s Tsivati waterfall, or simply relaxing in the serene beauty, there is much to see and do in Lwiro. Even indoors there are surprises, with a trove of discoveries in the Center’s “magic” library. Restaurant and overnight accommodations are available nearby.
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