We regret to inform our clients and supporters that a significant percentage of the chimpanzees within the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary have been unwell.

The Sanctuary management protocol requires that under such circumstances a health evaluation of the entire population is undertaken. The evaluation and management of the situation has been ongoing but has taken longer than anticipated. As such the sanctuary will remain closed today (Monday 5th March) and tomorrow (Tuesday 6th March).
We apologise for the inconveniences caused and ask for your understanding.

We share 98.6% of our genetic DNA with chimpanzees - but our wild cousins are in trouble.

Ol Pejeta has been advocating for the plight of chimpanzees and other great apes since 1993 – when we first opened the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. The Sanctuary aims to provide a refuge for chimpanzees rescued from the black market, and is the only place in Kenya where these fascinating animals can be seen.