Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary




1 days


Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is an island sanctuary in Uganda, dedicated to the care of orphaned chimpanzees, that have been rescued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Many of the chimpanzees were rescued from illegal pet and bushmeat trade and are unlikely to survive reintroduction to the wild.

The island was founded in 1998. It offers 95 acres of natural forest where the chimps roam and forage daily. The sanctuary is open all year round to visitors who pay a nominal entrance fee to view to observe the feeding of the chimps from a viewing platform. Day and overnight visits (staying in luxury tents) are available.


  • Chimpanzee viewing & Feeding
  • Challenge the chimp critical thinking
  • Chimp nest preparation


  • Entrance fees
  • Return Private Boat Transfers 
  • Return Transport to Kampala
  • All activities (Unless labelled as optional)
  • Accommodation according to itinerary 
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle 
  • International flights 
  • Visa Fees 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Tips
  • Personal Purchases (souvenirs, drinks etc.)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Day by Day

Our representative will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the Entebbe pier on the shores of Lake Victoria. The trip to the island is 45 minutes by speed boat. Upon arrival, you will receive a personal orientation by a chimpanzee caregiver and view the feeding of the chimpanzees from the visitors’ raised platform area along the edge of the sanctuary fence.

NOTE: Morning viewing 09:00 – 13:00 & Afternoon viewing 12:45 – 17:00 

Journey: +45 mins   

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner


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