Join JGI for the Adventure of a Lifetime

Travel with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and experience the real results of our work and your generosity firsthand. When you travel with JGI, you not only gain a better understanding of the habitats and species we are working tirelessly to protect, you directly support our work as a portion of the cost is a tax-deductible donation. *All travelers must be 18 years old.



Congo Sanctuary Adventure

In 1992, the Jane Goodall Institute established the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center near Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo. Today, Tchimpounga is home to more than 150 chimpanzees, many of whom are orphan victims of the illegal commercial bushmeat trade.

Join JGI for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience daily life at Tchimpounga firsthand. Explore Tchindzoulou Island, the newly expanded sanctuary site where JGI is transferring a group of Tchimpounga chimpanzees.

A visit to Tchimpounga promises to be a truly unique event that will open your eyes to the majesty of Congo, and JGI's efforts to preserve and protect local chimpanzee populations and habitat.


  • February 13 - 24, 2013 — sold out
  • June 5 - 12, 2013 — sold out
  • July 10 - 17, 2013 — sold out
  • August 7 - 18, 2013 — sold out 
  • October 16 - 23, 2013 — sold out
  • June 11, 2014 - June 17, 2014
  • June 18, 2014 - June 24, 2014
  • July 16, 2014 - July 22, 2014
  • July 23, 2014 - July 29, 2014
  • August 13, 2014 - August 19, 2014
  • August 20, 2014 - August 26, 2014


Crane Migration Spectacular

In her 2009 book Hope for Animals and Their World, Dr. Jane Goodall looks at species that have been brought back from the brink of extinction, including Nebraska’s famous sandhill cranes.

Today, Dr. Goodall continues to travel an average of 300 days each year breaking only to visit family, recharge her batteries in Gombe National Park, and to witness the annual migration of the sandhill cranes in Kearney, Nebraska. She has made her trip to Kearney an annual tradition.

Join the Jane Goodall Institute along the banks of the Platte River in Nebraska to view the great migration of the sandhill cranes, one of Dr. Goodall’s most cherished pastimes, and enjoy an evening with Dr. Goodall.


"Until six months ago, I did not know what a sandhill crane was, let alone where they come from or migrate to. However, this March I was privileged to visit Kearney, Nebraska with the Jane Goodall Institute, to see and hear one of the most beautiful spectacles I have witnessed in my 51 years of life. Being able to share this experience with Dr. Jane Goodall, herself, only made the trip more special.

I watched them land in the Platte River at night and heard them take off in the morning from the beautiful Rowe Sanctuary. There were over 300,000 sandhill Cranes in the area and the performance of these four foot tall birds flying in from all ends of the sky was matched only by the cacophony of sounds they made in flight and during their landing.

The Nebraska trip opened my eyes and heart to the life that exists in the air, giving me a greater understanding of the trials and tribulations that all migratory birds face.  I will forever love the sandhill crane and upon returning to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I felt fortified and strengthened in my soul as to the perfect harmony of life."   —Ann Hoffman


  • We are taking bookings for the 2014 Cranes Trip
  • on March 19, 2014 – March 22, 2014.
  • Please contact Lili Spencer at for registration details.



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Walk in the footsteps of Jane Goodall with Google Maps

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.