Uganda gorilla tracking & Ngamba Island safari – Visit the Orphan chimps
Uganda gorilla tracking & Ngamba isand – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks are best known for Mountain Gorilla tracking. There are 4 Mountain Gorilla tracking regions in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and these are Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo. The 4 regions have a total of about 18 habituated Gorilla families as of December 2019. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has got only one Gorilla tracking region and only one habituated Gorilla family ready for tracking.
Mountain Gorilla tracking permits need to be bought prior to tracking by booking directly with the reservations office at Uganda Wildlife Authority headquarters or through a reputable tour agent like Great Adventure Safaris. Mountain Gorilla permits can be paid for up to two years in advance.
Only 8 visitors are allowed to view a habituated Gorilla family for one hour per day, participants must be aged 15 or over, and they will be accompanied by Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guides while with the mountain Gorillas.
Tracking the Mountain Gorillas can last from a few hours to a whole day, depending on how far the Gorillas have moved since it was observed nesting up the previous evening.
Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is a home to 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 field conservation and community education, Ngamba Island and Chimpanzee Sanctuary work closely with the Ugandan government and Wildlife Authorities. Great Adventure Safaris offer both day trips, half and full day as well as overnight at the Island to the sanctuary before or after your Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks which provides an exceptional opportunity to closely observe these fascinating great apes in our unique setting.
Visiting the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary before or after your Gorilla trekking adventure is an extraordinary experience you will never forget. If you are visiting Uganda, known as the Pearl of Africa, this is not to be missed. Considered one of the leading primate sanctuaries in Africa, you will receive personal attention from an internationally trained staff and observe the Chimpanzee residents up close and personal from a raised viewing platform that provides a full view of their behaviour and interactions.
“Ngamba Island your heart forever and one of your favorite memories from time you are in Uganda”.
Take a boat cruise on Lake Victoria to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and have a chance to view Chimpanzees feeding. You will also be treated to sights of monitor lizards, bird species, and other photographic opportunities. We arrange both half and full day trips that leave at 9:00am or 12:45pm.
Discover one of Uganda’s best tourism destinations! Enjoy flexibility and personalized services for your small group guided tour with unforgettable wildlife encounters, cultural interactions and overnight stay in the luxurious cottage accommodations. Highlights include: Chimpanzee feeding, Challenge the Chimp critical thinking, Chimp Nest preparation, Visiting the fishing villages, Sunset cruise, Community Cultural experience, Boat cruise, local Fishing and Borne Fires
Ngamba Island beckons you to begin your new life together in a truly unforgettable and original setting. Enjoy three days of rustic relaxation and adventure surrounded by Chimpanzees, island wildlife and an attentive staff catering to your every need the best experience if you like to think outside the box and want to build a life full of one-of-a-kind memories.
Love to spend your time out on the water fishing? Then this is the experience for you. Take part in hooking the famous Nile Perch, one of the world’s largest fresh water fish while on a half or full day activity on Lake Victoria.