While the Primate Rehabilitation Center has a serious mission – caring for 72 chimpanzees and 92 monkeys of 11 different species – it also welcomes both local and international tourists. In fact, despite the country’s political instability, it draws 2,000 to 3,000 visitors each year.
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.
There’s a $4 admission fee for residents, and a $30 fee for all others.
To verify current fees and find out more, just check out the Center’s Visitor Page here.
LWIRO PRIMATE REHABILITATION CENTRE
Near Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Democratic Republic of Congo
Volunteering at the Lwiro Primate Rehabilitation Centre is not for the faint-hearted. The Centre is located in a politically unstable area of the Democratic Republic of Congo, just four kilometers from the Kahuzi-Biega National Park. While the Centre would prefer volunteers with relevant experience or skills, you don’t need animal experience. In fact, if you speak French and can live with the political instability, the sole requirement is a willingness to handle any job that comes up.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Number of Volunteers
Typical Length of Stay
Relevant Experience or Skills Preferred
More info here …