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Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre

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This venue carries out great work under very difficult economic conditions. The staff are very... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
Preston, United Kingdom
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Visited this place with my daughter and she enjoyed. Although the sanctuary nolonger has as much... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
patience c
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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“close range”(2 reviews)
“two hours”(3 reviews)
“lions”(32 reviews)
Chipangali is a haven for wild animals which have little hope for survival in the wild - creatures which have been orphaned, abandoned, injured, born in captivity or brought up unsuccessfully as pets. It is often the last refuge for those brought in...more
Located at 24 Kms Off on Johannesburg Road, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 77 235 4780
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place with my daughter and she enjoyed. Although the sanctuary nolonger has as much animals as before the lions were wonderful to watch. We visited during their meal time and it was interesting to see them feed.

Thank patience c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I volunteered there for 3 weeks and witnessed staff's passions on maintaining the centre. People are nice and they treat animals well. It's also a lifetime experience to remember the good time with animals, especially with the babies.

2  Thank Traveler67928184692
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Have visited before, unfortunately they seem to be financially suffering as place looks to be falling apart, on the plus side they do a worth while job looking after the animals and where possible releasing them back into the wild. Very sad, but I guess...More

1  Thank dcummi193995
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

If you want a close look at the beauty of wild animals at a close range then visit Chipangali as one will always be amazed.there is a lot that one learns about nature as there is information on all species that is out for the...More

Thank rexfordm2017
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Went recently with a large group. Had a good time seeing the animals. There are fewer animals now than used to be

Thank nishadp78
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

This venue carries out great work under very difficult economic conditions. The staff are very accommodating and make every effort you enjoy your trip. It is not the best equipped establishment due to funds. On saying that they make every effort with the animals.

1  Thank burscoughmranthonyb
Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

The place is falling apart. Whilst it’s said that it’s “not a zoo” the lions pacing around small enclosures, the complete lack of any maintenance, no visible staff or management etc. made for a heartbreaking experience. One can see this gem was created and loved...More

4  Thank TraceyAsh
Reviewed October 9, 2017

I led a group of college students on a two week service trip to Chipangali and they were more than accommodating. All of the housing and food needs were included and it's a plus that we were right there with the animals too. We traveled...More

Thank Bethany_Oliver
Reviewed October 6, 2017

I've volunteered here for 6 weeks and I loved it. They take good care of their animals and always help animals in need! It is one of my best experience I've ever had and I learned lots. I would honestly recommend it to everyone!

1  Thank FleurSchepen
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

I spent four weeks volunteering at Chipangali wildlife orphanage, and it is an experience I will never forget. In four short weeks I became a part of the family, got to work with some of the most amazing wildlife, and make memories that will stay...More

1  Thank Megan G
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