Travel with JGI - Chimpanzee 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.
Visit Tchimpounga’s island expansion site and observe the chimpanzees as they climb and play in their new forest home.
Interact with Tchimpounga’s nursery chimps: babies between one and three years old.
Travel up the Ntombo river and take in the incredible scenery, bird life, and experience “real” Congo.
Hike through the beautiful Tchimpounga Nature Reserve, including walks to the beautiful Lake Foni, and a visit to some spectacular maritime scrub lands.