Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Prices : ganda as a destination offers the best chimpanzee experience in East Africa, chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is offered in several destinations including the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary located in Lake Victoria.

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is island sanctuary dedicated to the care of orphaned eastern chimpanzees that have been rescued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, most of these chimpanzees are rescued from poaches and are unlikely to survive being reintroduced to the wild.

 Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is a managed by a non- profit organization – The Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT) which is a partnership of 6 organizations of wildlife that are Born Free Foundation, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Jane Goodall Institute, Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (UWEC), Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST) and  Uganda Wildlife Society.

Location of Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is an island of 100 acres of rainforest situated in Lake Victoria approximately 23 kilometers by boat south- east of the Entebbe City near the equator in Lake Victoria.

Ngamba Island supports a rich diversity of natural wildlife, and it is set up as an eco-friendly project with proper waste management practices and solar energy for electricity and hot water.

Ngamba Island is a fascinating destination endowed with beautiful natural environments in the wilderness setting.

Activities at Ngamba Island chimpanzee Sanctuary


Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary offers ultimate camping experience, the island features well-established campsites with a routine of timely maintenance. These camping sites do not need visitors to lifting camping tents, the camping experience at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary offers a sense of wilderness away from the noise city. This experience is great to all visitors of different ages including children.


  Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is an excellent site for birding experience as it hosts over 120 bird species that have been identified on the island, birding in Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is best done in the early mornings and evenings. During the morning birding experience you enjoy listening to bird songs, bird enthusiasts are advised to carry a digital camera, a digital camera among other items.

Birds to lookout for during birding in Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary include grey crested cranes, shoebill stork, great blue turaco, Marabou stork, Shelley’s crimson wing, marabou stroke, African green broad bill among others.

Chimpanzee tracking

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is one of the best places to visit to witness the chimpanzees and is perfect for individuals who wish to study the behavior of the chimpanzees. Chimpanzees share 98.6% of their DNA with humans, witnessing the chimpanzees at Ngamba Island is a worth experience and offers visitors an opportunity to learn more about these closest relatives to human yet they seem very different from humans in appearance.

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Prices
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Prices

Visitors get an opportunity to learn so much about the behavior of chimpanzees, threats and get a chance to have a close interaction with these creatures.

Visiting the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, visitors enjoy boat cruise on Lake Victoria and amazing sunset.

Ngamba Island Chimp sanctuary camp fire

Camp fires at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary are an interesting experience as it is a perfect time for visitors to commune and share lots among one another, share stories, tales, folks, music, and meat roasting all evening fun. Most visitors to the island prefer spending their nights around a warm fireplace as they enjoy the company of their fellow visitors, and meet new friends, since the nights are normally chilly, a campfire would be the best place to commune and share lots, build social bonds, have fun with dancing to much around the lit campfires.

Cultural performances by the bonfire in the night, this experience is a great chance to embrace cultures as different guests share their cultures with fellow guests through interacting, performing, drumming, and storytelling.

Sport fishing

Sport fishing is an amazing activity to do during your visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, during this experience you get to catch the Nile Perch – one of the world’s largest fresh water fish that can be caught in the waters of Lake Victoria.

Sport fishing can be done as one day activity or half day activity, this incredible experience takes about 4 to 8 hours.

There are other fun filled games/activities for children on Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, these games include soccer games, volleyball, and wildlife-related games. There are also morning aerobics providing visitors with a chance to appreciate physical fitness and start up a new day in a refreshed and active mode.

 Where to stay at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

At Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is set in a wilderness setting and because of this, camping tents are used instead of usual houses. Camping is not only a form of accommodation on the island but also an experience offering visitors an opportunity to connect more with nature and the wilderness.

 How to get to Ngamba Island  

Ngamba Island is located in Lake Victoria as part of the Koome group of Islands and it is estimated to be approximately 23 kilometers in southeast of Entebbe

 To get to Ngamba Island, water transportation is the most used means of transport, one could use a speedboat from the dock in Entebbe taking approximately 40- 55 minutes. There is also a motorized canoe taking approximately 90 minutes.

Alternatively, there is also domestic flights from Entebbe International airport or Kajjansi airstrip taking approximately 20 minutes.

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