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Each year, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) of Canada offers unique opportunities to visit our project sites in Africa. Our trips provide travellers with the chance to visit places that are accessible only when accompanied by expert JGI staff. Destinations vary each year and have included travel to Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center,
in the Republic of Congo
; overnight stays at the famous
Gombe Stream Research Station in Tanzania – where Dr. Goodall began her ground-breaking study of wild chimpanzees – and visiting community projects in Uganda.

Our trips are highly customized to maximize time spent in the field, meeting the JGI team, engaging with local communities, and seeing chimpanzees in the wild,
as well as chimps rescued from illegal trafficking.

These once in a lifetime exclusive trips are $15,000 CAD per person (exclusive of airfare).

See first-hand projects in the field. A powerful demonstration of the importance of our
collective work in conservation and with local people.

Keep scrolling to see the trips offered in 2023.


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June 15-21, 2023 Rep. of Congo

The Republic of Congo is home to Africa’s largest chimpanzee Sanctuary, the JGI Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre, where chimpanzees rescued from illegal trade are given a second chance. Closed to the public, this is an exclusive opportunity for JGI supporters to tour this world-class facility, and visit projects engaging local community members. Travellers may also have the opportunity to see Conkouati-Douli National Park where wild chimpanzees and other animals are protected.

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June 22-29, 2023 Uganda

On this unique 8-day trip to Uganda, travellers will embark on an incredible journey to see chimpanzees in the wild and in sanctuary. Guests will have the opportunity to visit local community projects that were started with the help of our Canadian donors back in 2010 and continue today with support from our local partners. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure is sponsored in part by G Adventures, and includes accompaniment by two local guides plus two JGI Canada senior staff members.

All imagery was taken prior to COVID-19.
Currently health and safety restrictions are in place for the protection of wildlife and travellers.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Seeing the direct impact JGI’s projects are having on the local communities gives me hope for humanity

– Traveller to Uganda (2019)

G Adventures

JGI Canada is pleased to have partnered with G Adventures, working together to provide guests with a responsible and sustainable tour for our upcoming Uganda travel opportunity. As a world leader in adventure travel, the company is commitment to an Animal Welfare Policy – working hard to allow travellers the unique ability to step deeper into the animal kingdom while respecting all of its inhabitants.

Why Travel with JGI Canada?

JGI Canada trips are highly customized to maximize time spent in the field, meeting the JGI team, engaging with local communities, and seeing chimpanzees in the wild as well as the chimps rescued from illegal trafficking. See first-hand how projects in the field are a powerful demonstration of the importance of community-centred conservation. Join us to change your life and your perspective.

Carbon Offsets

JGI Canada encourages travellers joining us to use carbon offsetting programs intended to promote sustainable travel and in reducing greenhouse gas emissions related to air travel.