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1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour ∣ One Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Trip

1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour ∣ One Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Trip

1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour – SAFARI OVERVIEW

Our 1 day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour is a thrilling one day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary tour by boat across Lake Victoria, offering a great opportunity to closely observe and interact with more than 49 orphaned and confiscated Chimpanzees (our closest cousins) rescued from the illegal pet and bushmeat trade.

Prime Uganda Safaris  & Tours Ltd organizes this half-day Chimps tour in Uganda to Ngamba Island as well as overnight Chimpanzee trips and you can either go for the morning shift starting at 8:00 am OR the afternoon one that starts at 2:00 pm. When you book a day Chimps tour to Ngamba or an overnight trip; you support the survival of these orphaned Chimpanzees.

At Ngamba Island, you will see Chimpanzees and a variety of birds including the handsome African fish eagles, African paradise flycatchers, turacos, hornbills, and various other colorful species.

You can also opt to enjoy a range of other activities designed to create a rich and memorable visit including chimpanzee feeding, swimming on the equator, sunset cruises on Lake Victoria, a fishing excursion, or a visit to the neighboring fishing village.

Book this 1 day Ngamba Island Chimps tour – a trip to discover the wonders of Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and learn firsthand what it takes to care for rescued Chimps.

1 Day Ngamba Island Chimps Tour – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

Boat cruise on Lake Victoria to and from Ngamba Island

Chimpanzee viewing at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Viewing other wildlife at Ngamba including birds and monitor lizards

Enjoying the beautiful scenery of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake


Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Lake Victoria

1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

You’ll have breakfast at around 6.30 am (if you’re to go for the morning shift starting at 8.00 am) or lunch at 12.30 pm (if you’re to go for the afternoon shift which starts at 2.00 pm). After breakfast or lunch, you’ll be briefed by our company guide who will take you through your tour. You’ll then start your 1-day Ngamba Island Chimps tour by driving to the Lake Victoria shore in Entebbe from where you’ll board a boat and cruise to Ngamba Island situated 23 km offshore.

You’ll take either a speed boat or a traditional motorized canoe depending on the weather and your preference. The speed boat takes about 45 minutes while the traditional boat takes about 90 minutes. On arrival, you’ll be directed to the visitor’s center where you’ll receive a personal orientation by a chimpanzee caregiver who will introduce you to the project, its history, the 49 resident Chimpanzees, and their plight.

Thereafter you move to view the feeding of the Chimpanzees from the visitors’ raised platform area along the edge of the sanctuary fence. The chimps come out from the forest at the designated feeding times.

They are accustomed to the feeding times and will come close to the fence for supplementary feeding. Should the caregivers delay bringing the fruits and vegetables, you will hear noises from the chimps as though to remind the caregivers of feeding time.

After the visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, you will board your boat back to the starting shore and then have an optional visit to UWEC-Uganda Wild Life Center where you’ll be welcomed by freelance monkeys that bless the compound, many tree species natural and the man planted, the architecture its self but most impressive are the close to 20 waterbird species that beautify scenery and view of Lake Victoria and the shores.

The highlight of the day: – The close encounter with Chimpanzees, our closest known cousins with over 99% of DNA.

Meal Plan: – Breakfast or Lunch

Boat trip distance & time: – 23km 45 minutes or 90 minutes

Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Drive from your place of stay in Kampala/Entebbe to Lake Victoria shore in Entebbe.
  • Boat trip on Lake Victoria to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • Chimpanzee viewing at Ngamba Island
  • Boat trip back to the Lake Victoria shore.
  • Drive back to your Hotel/next destination.

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day include:-

  • Chimpanzee feeding at Ngamba (this activity is subject to management exclusion and policies).
  • Bird watching
  • Swimming on the equator
  • Visiting a neighboring fishing village
  • Sunset boat cruise on Lake Victoria
  • Fishing excursion
  • Visit Uganda Wild Life Center
  • Canoe ride in Mabamba Swamp in search of Shoebills

End of the 1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour

1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour−SAFARI INCLUSIONS

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Entry Permit

Full Board Accommodation on Safari if you are to sleep over

Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC

Boat Cruise to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.

Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned

Bottled water while on safari

1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges

Laundry Services

Other Beverages/drinks of a personal nature like Alcohol

International Flights (Arranged on request)

Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)


Optional Activity fees

Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary

Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)

Accommodation in Kampala

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