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Exclusive Opportunity for Family Travelers to Visit the World’s Largest Chimpanzee Sanctuary

by Kimberly Inlander

May 10, 2023

© Chimp Haven

Destinations / North America

Family travelers will want to take advantage of exclusive access this summer and fall to Chimp Haven, the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary with than 300 of the animals housed there. A new private tour experience is now available.


© Chimp Haven

“After the amazing response from our recent Discovery Days, it seemed fitting to introduce a new opportunity for visitors to get a chance to experience the magic of Chimp Haven in a more personal way,” said Rana Smith, president and CEO, Chimp Haven. “Our private tours are a great opportunity for travelers looking for an in-depth guided tour of the sanctuary. Visiting Chimp Haven is a unique experience, and we are excited to have this year-round option.”


Animal sanctuaries rarely open to the public, instead focusing on animal care. The private, non-profit Chimp Haven, on 200 forested acres near Shreveport, Louisiana, allows chimps to roam woodlands, eat fresh fruits and veggies, thrive in large families and live a good life. Twice yearly, prior to this summer and fall, the sanctuary opened for Discovery Days, which quickly sold out.



© Chimp Haven

“Our private tours are a great option for vacationers who prefer to avoid the crowds and have a little more time available to explore Chimp Haven on a tour set just for them on a schedule that best meets their needs and interests,” Smith said. “A visit to Chimp Haven is sure to create lasting family memories.”


Private tours allow visitors to observe the chimpanzees, most retired from bio-medical research; chat with staff; and witness the Animal Care team in action. For a minimum tax-deductible donation of $500, groups of up to six guests ages 7 and older can schedule two-hour, outdoor, weekday private tours.


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