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We did the tour which is about 210 rand each. You learn about the chimps and then you go around and see two families of them.
Tour is very informative but is not the most exciting. It was very hot and unless food was thrown...More
Today we visited the Chimp Eden. If you're looking for a sign to go visit this centre. This is it!
The tour was really informative and interesting. The guide told us so many stories. All of them very equally intriguing. I didn't want to miss...More
I took my 3 daughters to this place and they all liked it and they were amazed with them, we did not see all the chimps because it was hot and some of them were hidden, but its very interesting to know the stories of...More
A very worthwhile visit as a day out from South African wildlife spotting in the Kruger Park. The guides were knowledgable and certainly cared about the chimpanzees.
Most of the chimps (except for the 2 born in the sanctuary) had come from difficult previous locations,...More
We enjoyed our visit to Chimp Eden - the guide was knowledgable and shared the stories of many of the different chimps, including how they came to Chimp Eden. He was friendly and happy to answer questions and engaged in casual conversation both with the...More
Shaun showed us around with a larger party, he was very informative and you can tell the apes were well cared for! The staff seemed very passionate about the welfare of the apes and it was lovely to see.
I had a fun and interesting afternoon at Chimp Eden. The guide was very knowledgeable and told us many interesting facts and stories. Most fascinating for me was the chimps social behaviour. Love Cozy :)
This was a fantastic experience and the tour guide was lovely. Learning about the chimps was fascinating and it’s so great to hear how they have been rescued from such bleak pasts. The chimps have their own personalities and and some were super entertaining!!
Nice place to spend a couple of hours, learn about the chimpanzees and see them in action! They each have different personalities are a very amusing to watch (except for Cozy...he throws rocks at people!). The staff care deeply about the animals and you leave...More
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Hi Chris - Apologies for this late response - I have just seen the query now. In South Africa (Southern Hemisphere) our winters are June-August. This is a lovely time of year in the Lowveld (the part of the country where the... More
Hi Chris - Apologies for this late response - I have just seen the query now. In South Africa (Southern Hemisphere) our winters are June-August. This is a lovely time of year in the Lowveld (the part of the country where the Kruger Park and Chimp Eden are) because it is cooler, although not cold (sometimes quite chilly at night and early mornings). Many people prefer to visit the Kruger Park during these winter months as the bush is not so dense, the grass is shorter, the days are dry and sunny with lovely blue skies and bleached dry veld (it is our dry season) so visibility is better for spotting wildlife. That said, summers (December-Feb) are VERY hot, but the bush is in glorious, in full leaf and there are lots of young animals (many species give birth in Spring, around September) with wonderful thunderstorms as only Africa can deliver. I personally love Lowveld summers, but visitors might find it too hot; the mosquitoes are in full hum and, since this is peak holiday time in South Africa, the Park is usually fully booked and, basically, full of people. Tough choice... Hope this has helped!