Adults, children and groups
welcome all year round
Chimfunshi is not a tourist destination. However, visitors and overnight guests are welcome as long as they fit in with the operations of the sanctuary, as the focus is on the welfare of the animals.
Visitors can observe the behavior of the chimpanzees in their outdoor enclosures, watch feedings by the keepers, and move freely throughout the grounds. Keep in mind that the grounds are very expansive. From the reception and visitor accommodations, the chimpanzee enclosures are 4-8 km away. Visitors must have their own transportation to explore the sanctuary.
Chimfunshi is located in the middle of a vast bush and grassland landscape right on the Kafue River in northern Zambia, 65 km from the nearest town of Chingola. The GPS coordinates of the reserve are: S12° 21.924' E027° 28.912'. Detailed directions and the request form for an overnight stay can be found here.
Visitors who want to see chimpanzees up close and seek the untouched wilderness will not regret the trip to the remote area. For miles, the Kafue River - on which boat trips can be taken - runs along Chimfunshi's northern border.
Chimfunshi is also located in a bird paradise described by ornithologists as particularly rich in species.
Chimfunshi is open 365 days a year, including holidays.
The gates are open:
7am to 5pm
Reception opening hours:
9am to 3pm
Best observation times for chimpanzees:
10am to 11.30am | 13.30pm to 3pm
Admission costs K60 for adults and K30 for children under 13. Admission is free for children under 3 years old. Discounts are available for groups of more than 20 people. Please email email@example.com.
For a fee of K50, visitors can use the grill at the visitor accommodations and prepare a hot meal.
Please note that due to internet outages, credit card payments are sometimes not possible. Please be prepared to make cash payments in Zambian Kwacha.
The store next to the reception offers a selection of curios and souvenirs. Cold drinks and snacks are also available.
Cottage Private Room (self-catering):
K400 per person per night
K850 per person per night.
Cottage Dormitory (self-catering):
K250 per person per night
- (with meals):
K700 per person per night.
Camping (including use of kitchen, refrigerator and barbecue facilities):
K150 per person per night
K100 per person per night.
Self-catering includes full use of kitchen, fridge and barbecue facilities
Internet: K80 per person per week
Pick up from Ndola airport can be arranged for a fee of K2,250. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.