Wild Philanthropy are proud to have partnered with Tentsile to facilitate the Tongwe Trust’s dream of ‘tree nests’ – hammock-style tents strung above the forest floor – at Chimp Nest Camp.
Run by the Tongwe Trust and located in the wild forest of Ntakata, in Western Tanzania, Chimp Nest Camp is a simple, fully mobile camp. Camping just as a Tongwe ranger might, travellers are encouraged to set up camp in different locations in the forest, washing in springs, and sleeping in hammocks.
Chimp Nest Camp creates a new revenue stream for the Tongwe Trust, through trade, rather than aid. The Tongwe trust employs an extremely lean model with annual running costs of circa US$ 40,000. Guests at Chimp Nest Camp thereby contribute considerably to the running costs of the trust.