Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Single day | tour extension destination | Uganda

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Ngamba Island is a project of the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT), established in 1997 by the Born Free Foundation (UK), International Fund for Animal Welfare (USA), the Jane Goodall Instituted (Germany and Uganda), the Uganda Wildlife Education Center Trust (UWECT) and the Zoological Board of New South Wales (Australia) and it provides orphaned chimpanzees with a secure home to live out their lives, since a return to their natural habitat is not possible, while educating visitors and local communities about their remarkable species and the importance of conserving their fragile forest habitat.

Ngamba Island consists of approximately 100 acres, 98 of which are forested and separated from the visitors area by an electric fence. Ngamba Island was officially opened to visitors in October 1999 and is currently home to more than 40 orphaned chimpanzees.

Because of this it has gained reputation as a model sanctuary on the African continent and globally.

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Connie and Sarah Ngmaba Island Chimpanzee

Things To Do

  • Bird Watching
  • Feeding the chimpanzees and hearing about their stories would be a turning point in one’s life. Watching them use tools, and how they behave would be a must see. It can be accessed from Entebbe by water by boat yet another opportunity of a boat cruise as you cross the equator on water. By speed boat, it takes about 45 minutes and about 1 hour 30 minutes by motorized traditional boat. Short Ssezibwa falls Hike that takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour. It is scheduled and the first group start the journey by 8:30 am and the second group starts the Journey by 12:00 pm.
  • It can be accessed by water form Entebbe

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The Price

$88 pp boat transport, entrance and feeding the chimpanzees

Recommended duration of stay

This experience is scheduled and upon arrival the feeding time take between 1 hour to 2 hours. So we are looking at half a day to do this activity. However, they have accommodation facilities and good to spend an overnight. You can also spend a whole day with the chimpanzees experience that has to be arranged beforehand.


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