3 Days Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour


Ngamba Island which is found in Lake Victoria and is one of the best chimpanzee tracking spots in Uganda and it was established in 1998.  Ngamba Island chimp sanctuary is located about 23kilometeres south east of Entebbe covering an area of about 100 acres.  Chimpanzees are one of the big 5 great apes, the chimpanzees found here are always some of those that have been rescued from the different parks and are brought to be habituated at Ngamba island sanctuary especially when then are hurt by other animals or different traps set in the forest maybe by poachers. We share a DNA of about 98% match with the chimpanzees and the pygmy chimpanzees which are known as the Bonobos.

Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary is a habitat to about 50 chimpanzees that are orphaned and rescued because they could not either locate their homes or ran away from their prey. These chimpanzees are counted among the endangered animals.

This 3 days Ngamba chimpanzee tour will take you to Ngamba chimpanzee sanctuary where you will track the chimpanzees.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from the Hotel or Entebbe international airport

Our company representative will pick you from the airport or hotel and drive you to lakeside where you board boat to Ngamba Island for chimpanzee tracking experience. Enjoy the boat ride and upon arrival at the sanctuary, you will go to the visitors center where you will be welcomed are given introduction to the project.

You will have an educational orientation from the chimpanzee caretakers, and you will see other tourist feeding the chimpanzee at the edge of the sanctuary. Head for lunch and after lunch you will also go for evening feeding experience. Dinner and overnight at Ngamba Island Tented Camp.

Day 2: Full day with Chimpanzees

You will have morning breakfast and after you will spend entire day in the island with the chimpanzees. One can opt for caregiver experience or attend morning and evening feeding sessions. But they some activities like hiking Ngamba trial and visiting fishing villages. Enjoy evening sunset as you wait for dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 3: Departure

Take morning breakfast and check-out of the lodge. Board the boat back to the pier where you will find your driver waiting to transfer you Kampala for city tour if you opt for it or transfer you to Entebbe international airport where you will board flight back home.

End of the tour.

Package includes;

  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Park ranger fees
  • Accommodation
  • Transport

Excludes in the package

  • Air fares
  • Personal insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Tips and personal expenses
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