Activities on Ngamba Island-Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 49 orphaned chimpanzees rescued from across East Africa. Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust), an NGO, is responsible for all aspects of the sanctuary. Deeply committed to and involved in both field conservation and community education, we work closely with the Ugandan government and wildlife authorities. We offer both half day and full day trips and you can also stay overnight at the Ngamba Eco lodge to the sanctuary which provides an exceptional opportunity to closely observe these fascinating great apes in our unique setting.
Ngamba Island consists of approximately 100 acres, 98 of which are forested and separated from the visitor’s area by an electric fence where the chimpanzees roam through the day.
You will view either a morning or afternoon feeding, of the chimpanzees from the visitors platform area along the edge of the sanctuary fence, hear an informative talk by sanctuary staff, enjoy lunch (optional extra for $15 p/p on full day trips), swimming on the equator, viewing a neighbouring fishing village, bird watching, other wildlife encounters, or just sunbathe and relax.
Meeting point: In Entebbe, Lugard Avenue outside UWEC (Zoo) where safe parking is available and departure from the pier a short walk away. Journey times approximately 50 minutes by speedboat or 90 minutes each way by traditional motorized boat.
Timings – Morning departs at 9.00am – chimpanzee viewing at 11 am and return to Entebbe by 1.00pm.this transfer is 45- 1 hour depending on weather.
Afternoon departs at 1.00pm- and chimpanzee viewing is at 3 pm and you return to Entebbe by 5.00pm Journey time approximately 45minutes- 1 hour– weather dependent.
Timings – Morning departures 08.00am – and chimpanzee viewing is at 11 am after you will enjoy lunch and a relaxation in the island before departing at 2 pm for Entebbe-weather dependent
Afternoon boat departs 11.00am – and chimpanzee viewing is at 3 pm after you will embark on the 2 hours Journey to Entebbe – weather dependent
Life jackets and rain suites are provided for all on board our boats. Please note that the above rates are a guideline and are subject to change and are only verified when reservations are confirmed.
Children under 5 years – Free of charge. Between 5-15 years – Half Price. Prices include return boat transfers and island entrance fees- subject to minimum numbers on board and residence category.
With the new setup of the Ngamba Island eco lodge visitors can now spent a night at the Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary where they will spend time with the animal keepers and the baby chimpanzees.
This has one of the best views of the sunset in Uganda, this cruise will take you around the island watching birds as you wait for the sun to drop over the equator.
Students, researchers, travelers who may like to volunteer can do so please contact Africa travel specialist for more information.
For people staying overnight fishing activities can be arranged, this is mainly fishing for the world’s biggest fresh water fish the Nile perch.Great Adventure Safaris offers all activities on Ngamba island and you can book with Great Adventure office in Entebbe.