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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
via mobile
Good for kids!

The animals are all in great condition and are clearly being well cared for by the dedicated staff... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2017
Nicola A
via mobile
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“tough times”(2 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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 Nisha P
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

Thank Megan G
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

The animals are all in great condition and are clearly being well cared for by the dedicated staff members. Huge variety of animals and birds to be seen. I would give yourselves about 2 hours to get around.

Thank Nicola A
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

We came here with family hoping to spend the day but we were done within two hours. There isn't that much to see and it it's hot the animals tend to hide. We loved the ones we saw. Some of the enclosures didn't have names...More

Thank Stha N
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on our way to Bulawayo, cool little orphanage with quite a range of animals. Lion, leopard, crocs, monkeys, snakes and kudu. Staff were nice, good to see places like this still operating.

Thank lsipo
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