Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, located on Lake Victoria, 23 km southeast of Entebbe shores with 95 acres of forested land which is divided by an electric wire fence from the Human settlement camp for the staff. The island is neighbored by other islands such as Kiimi, Bulago, Damba, Koome and Nsazi.

Initially Ngamba was inhabited by local fishing Communities who cleared almost 1 acre of forest for settlement and building Dug out Canoe for fishing boats, in 1998, the local fishermen were moved to other islands and Ngamba Island was secured for 19 Chimpanzees, currently the total number has increased to 49 orphaned Chimpanzees of which 3 were born lucky, and that is surprise” Kyewunyo “, Survivor and surprise. However the island also inhabits 120 species of birds and wild animals usually seen during Nature walk in Ngamba forest.

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Ngamba Island Chimpanzee

Price per person for different numbers of people. ( for 2 people , each pays $160 )

2 - $160 pp
3 - $145 pp
4 - $140 pp
5 - $138 pp
6 - $130 pp
7 - $130 pp
8 - $130 pp
9 - $130 pp

Facts about chimpanzee in Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

The Chimpanzee life expectancy is estimated to be approximately 45 year when in wild and 60 years when in captivity, they are always dewormed every after 6 months from bilharzia since the island is surrounded by a water body. The gestation period is eight and half and takes about 5 / 6 years breastfeeding the baby.

Activities at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

The island has a number of activities that a visitor can get involved in ranging from chimpanzee viewing and feeding by both staffs and guest themselves and this is done after being washed with sanitizers to prevent chimpanzees from contracting disease from guest. The feeding schedule is 10:30 am for the morning feeding and 5:45 pm for the late evening feeding which is so fascinating when chimpanzee yearn for more.

The sun set cruise is so magical, in that you get a chance to see how local fisherman cast their fishing net usually in the late evening as you observe the descending nature light and golden set off of the – Sunset, there is Swimming too which is done at Uganda Equator that crosses through lake Victoria which gives a great experience and fishing can be arranged, who wish to actively get involved.

Other Activities at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary include :

  • Ngamba Trail
  • Caregiver for the day experience
  • long stay visitor programme
  • Overnight Excursion

Access to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Ngamba Island is surrounded by other islands that can be accessed by sailing on water or by Air, on Water it takes approximately 45 – 50 minutes by speed boat, 90 minutes by traditional motorized Canoe and 20 minutes by Air either from Entebbe Airport or Kajjansi airfield.

Package for Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Includes :

  • Airport Transfer pickup and drop off
  • Transportation by safari vehicle
  • En - route lunch
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Driver allowances
  • Driver guide
  • Boat Cruise to Ngamba Island
  • Bottled drinking water in safari Vehicle
  • All activities mentioned in itinerary

Package for Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Excludes :

The expenses of personal nature like :

  • Airfare
  • Uganda Visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Telephone
  • Porter fee while tracking
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal shopping bills and cigarettes
  • Any other thing not mentioned above