Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Situated 23km from the mainland (Uganda Wildlife Education Centre) in Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 49 orphaned and rescued chimpanzees from different parts of Uganda. Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT), an NGO, is responsible for all aspects of the sanctuary at Ngamba Island. CSWCT is deeply committed to and involved in the conservation education of local communities. It also works with the Ugandan government and wildlife authorities in its orphaned and confiscated chimps rescue operations.
What to Expect
In an initiative to cultivate and motivate people to love and conserve chimpanzees, the sanctuary offers scheduled day and overnight visitors an exceptional opportunity to closely observe, learn and interact with these fascinating great apes in a near-natural setting.
Departure point and timePick-up from your hotel (only hotels within Entebbe) at 8:00 am. Guests should be at the departure point (Waterfront beach) at least 15 minutes before the departure time for a briefing by the sanctuary reservations officer.
Boat ride, chimpanzee view, forest walk
Duration of Activity: Flexible
ItineraryDeparture for the island on a speed boat is at 9:00 am at the docking point (Waterfront beach). On arrival at the island, you are welcomed by an English-speaking guide who will brief you about the day’s activities and will also be your guide throughout the day. Feel free to help yourself with coffee at the gift shop as it is complimentary on the package. After briefing and visiting the information center, you will head out with your guide for the chimp viewing and feeding experience. At the end of the experience, you can also check out the different bird species on the island before you embark on returning to the mainland by boat.
Note: Lunch at the island is not included in the package but can be arranged for you with a prior reservation.