about uswhat our guests sayonline bookingcontact usspecial offers



Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Day Trip

From Kampala, Uganda

(Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tracking Day Trip is an excursion from Kampala or Entebbe to a chimpanzee Orphanage located on Lake Victoria.This island is located 23 kilometers offshore from Entebbe.)


Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary


Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Day Trip From Kampala

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Day Trip From Kampala

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Day Trip From Kampala departs daily from Kampala (the capital of Uganda). Kampala is located only 35 kilometers away from Entebbe while the orphanage is only 23 Kilometers offshore from Entebbe. The trip also involves a boat ride that takes approximately one hour each way.


Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 48 orphaned chimps rescued from throughout Uganda. Island facilities offer day and overnight visitors an exceptional opportunity to closely observe and interact with these fascinating great apes in this unique setting.


This 100 acre forested island provides a safe haven for 48 orphaned chimpanzees that are now free to roam their island thanks to project leaders Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) and other concerned organizations who raised funds for the project. It offers a unique opportunity for close viewing of chimpanzees in their natural environment.


Pre-arranged supplementary feeding times (11.00 am & 3.00 pm each day) bring the chimpanzees to within meters of the raised walkway specially designed for easy viewing and provide excellent photographic opportunities


Upon arrival at the sanctuary, you will be directed to the visitor’s center where you will be given an introduction to the project, its history, our residents and their plight. On each of the two types of day visits (half day and full day), you will receive an educational orientation by a chimpanzee caregiver and view a feeding of the chimpanzees (full day visitors will view 2 feedings) from the visitors’ raised platform area along the edge of the sanctuary fence.

Additionally, those on the full day excursion will enjoy lunch, an optional extra if pre-ordered directly with CSWCT or through the booking agent. Day visitors to the sanctuary at Ngamba Island are no longer permitted to bring packed lunches and drinks with them to the island.


Day visitors to the island are offered the following items, all prepared and served by island staff at an extra cost:
Ugandan Buffet

* Selection of salads and sandwiches

* Assortment of drinks: water, sodas, wine, spirits
Assortment of freshly baked Ngamba confections (Prices vary)
In addition to the chimp-related activities listed above, while on the island, day visitors have a choice of any of the following: swimming on the equator, visiting a neighboring fishing village, bird watching, experiencing other wildlife encounters, or simply sunbathing and relaxing.




Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Day Trip Prices

 Dates From
 Dates To


Rate Per Person


Rate Per Person

1st Jan 2014
31st Dec 2014
450 US Dollars
- US Dollars



* Children under 5 years - Free of Charge

* Prices excludes lunch and other personal items

* The above price includes a return transfer from Kampala

* Children aged between 5-15 years – 50% of the adult price

* Prices include informative full day tour with chimpanzee viewing

* Prices also include Return boat trip transfers/ rides from Entebbe Pier

* All trips should be booked in advance to ensure availability and avoid disappointment

* Included in the rates is Entrance fees for the Island Sanctuary and the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre




Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Day Trip From Kampala Itinerary

After breakfast at your hotel in Kampala you will enjoy a road transfer Entebbe. Upon arrival you will be driven to the pier near the Uganda Wildlife Education Center(UWEC).


After briefing by your guides, you will depart for the island by motor boat on Lake Victoria at around 9.00am. The boat takes about 45 minutes or an hour depending the boat you take and ride to Ngamba Island, crossing the Equator en-route.


As you sail along the Lake Victoria's waters, you will see local fishermen with their fishing nets etc, many species of birds like the Cormorants, Cattle Egrets, Open Billed Storks, Sacred Ibis, Egyptian Geese, Yellow Billed ducks, kingfishers and Fish Eagles among others.


On arrival at the island, home to orphan chimpanzees, you will be given a short introduction and briefing on the sanctuary. After which, it’s feeding time! It is interesting to watch the chimps interact with each other and with their keepers.


In the relatively short amount of time you are there you will be able to see such different chimpanzee personalities amongst the different groups, with some wrestling for food,clapping, rolling etc.


What to carry for the Chimpanzee Island Tour:

* Cap/ Hat with a neck string

* Open shoes/ shorts are okay

* Camera and well-charged batteries

* Rain Jacket/ Heavy jacket as it gets cold and windy on the speed boat


You will return to the mainland where you will meet your safari guide who will drive you to you hotel in kampala in the evening.



Booking & Reservations for Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Day Trip From Kampala - Uganda

African Spice Safaris

Booking Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871

Mobile : 0721242711

Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com





kenya association of Tour operators

homehotelscar rentalstermsfaqs