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1 day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is a project of the Chimpanzees and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT), established in 1997 by the Born Free Foundation (UK), International Fund for Animal Welfare (USA), the Jane Goodall Institute (Germany and Uganda), The Uganda Wildlife Education Center Trust (UWEC) and the Zoological Board of New South Wales (Australia) and it provides these orphaned chimpanzees with a secure home to live out their lives, since a return to their natural habitat is not possible, while educating visitors and local communities about their remarkable species and the importance of conserving their fragile forest habitat.

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Ngamba Island Chimpanzee

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary consists of approximately 100 acres, 98 of which are forested and separated from the visitors area by an electric fence. Ngamba Island was officially opened to visitors in October 1999 and is currently home to 40 orphaned chimpanzees.

Have a Close – Up Chimpanzee Encounter – And Make A Difference in the Lives of Chimpanzees! Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary offers chimpanzee encounters including: One day trip either…(Half day on the speed boat and a full day on the traditional boat)

You will view either a morning or afternoon feeding with econest tim Safaris, 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 on full day trips), swimming on the equator, viewing a neighboring fishing village, bird watching, other wildlife encounters, or just sunbathe and relax. Journey times approximately 50 minutes by speedboat or 90 minutes each way by traditional motorized boat.

Travel means while on a 1 day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour

  • Speedboat Departure Times
  • Morning viewing 9.00am
  • Afternoon viewing 12.45pm

Speedboat 1 – capacity of up to 5 passengers. An 18 foot sea going ski boat with single foam filled hull, powered by a Yamaha 140HP outboard engine, sun canopy and life jackets on board.

Speedboat 2 – capacity of up to 10 passengers. A 25 foot speed boat, powered by 2 X Yamaha 140HP outboard engines, sun canopy and life jackets on board.

Speedboat 3 – capacity of up to 14 passengers. A 36 foot boat powered by 2 X Yamaha 140HP outboard engines with sun & rain canopy and life jackets on board.

  • Traditional Motorized Boat – Full day trips
  • Morning viewing 08.00am
  • Afternoon viewing 10.30am

A Traditional Motorized boat – modified for tourist traveling on Lake Victoria with a capacity of up to 20 passengers. Life jackets and rain suites are provided for all on board our boats. Boat transfer by Speedboat – Approximately 50 minutes, weather dependent