Location: Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1227A4,1227B3

Country: Zambia

Habitat: Much of the area is rich miornbo woodland interspersed with dambos and a few patches of mushitu.

Altitude range: 1280 m

Annual rainfall: 1051-1150

Location (short): ca. 57 km NW of Chingola along Kafue River.

Location (detailed): Just west of the Copperbelt, Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage is a large private farm on the banks of the Kafue river.


At its heart is a long-established chimpanzee sanctuary which has received considerable attention from the international media. Chimpanzees are not indigenous to Zambia and most of the animals have either been confiscated from illegal traders or bred on site. At present they are kept in a variety of enclosures, the biggest of which encompasses 1000ha of woodland. Additionally, 5300ha is being fenced to establish a game ranch and cattle are farmed on the remaining land.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Location details: Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=150, retrieved 6 February 2023

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