2 Days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour – SAFARI OVERVIEW

2 Days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour

Our 2 days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary tour is a 1 night 2 day trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary featuring a boat trip on Africa’s largest lake to Ngamba Island for an exceptional opportunity to closely observe and interact with the 49 resident orphaned and confiscated Chimpanzees (our closest relative) rescued from the illegal pet and bushmeat trade. This 2 days Ngamba Island Chimps tour is a perfect minibreak to explore these orphaned Chimps that are thriving with support from the human food.

The tour involves spending a night on this wonderful Lake Victoria island in a tented Camp which is rewarding with a complete resort atmosphere. You’ll be picked at your place of stay and transferred to Lake Victoria shore in Entebbe dock from where you’ll embark on a speed boat to Island to engage in Chimpanzee viewing, the sunset boat cruise and optional care giving or nature walk and return the following day and be dropped off at your place of stay in either Entebbe or Kampala.

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established in 1998 and is positioned about 23km from Entebbe mainland in the tropical waters of Lake Victoria. The island offers 95 acres of natural forest where the chimps roam and forage daily. It was founded with the aim of educating visitors and local communities about these fascinating great apes and the importance of conserving their fragile forest habitat. Aside from Chimps, you’ll see a variety of wildlife including a range bird species such as African fish eagles, African paradise-flycatchers, turacos, hornbills and various other colorful species.

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2 Days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

Boat trip to Ngamba Island from Entebbe

Chimpanzee viewing at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Sunset boat cruise on Lake Victoria.

2 Days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1 & 2: Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Lake Victoria

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2 Days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary − TOUR DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 of the 2 Days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour: Travel to Ngamba Island, View Chimpanzees as they Feed & Enjoy a Sunset Boat Cruise on Lake Victoria.

After breakfast at around 7.00 am at you place of stay in Entebbe or Kampala, we connect Lake Victoria shore in Entebbe and catch up with the boat trip departing at 8am to Ngamba Island. It is a magical cruise on the world’s largest tropical fresh water lake amidst soothing winds. Upon 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 at around 11.00 am, you move to view a 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 care givers delay to bring the fruits and vegetable, you will hear noises from the chimps as though to remind the care givers of feeding time.  You’ll watch them as they struggle to get as many fruits as they can with the powerful taking the bigger share and the weak surviving on their tactics of jumping and diving for the fruits thrown to them.

After the experience, you relax at the sanctuary and in the evening, you embark on the recreational sun set boat cruise on Lake Victoria exploring the lakes interior far from the main land presenting a complete serene environment. You retreat for dinner and overnight.

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



Ngamba Island Tented Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

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
  • Sunset boat cruise on Lake Victoria

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


Day 2 of the 2 Days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour: Undertake a Nature Walk or Participate in Care Giving & Transfer to Kampala.

After a relaxed breakfast at around 8.30 am, you can engage in a nature walk on the Island with mature tropical forest surrounded by expanse water mass support counts of flora, fauna and birds. Alternatively, you participate in the caring for the Chimpanzees subject to satisfactory medical tests.

You team up with the sanctuary staff and explore their day to day life of making sure that these apes survive. The care giving involves the food preparation for chimpanzees, actual feeding, medical checkups, arranging holding areas for chimps among other aspects. You retreat from the encounter and embark on the boat transfer back to the mainland where you will find the driver guide who will transfer you back to your place of stay.



Ngamba Island Tented Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast or Lunch

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


Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Nature walk on the Island

End of the 2 Days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour

2 Days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour − SAFARI INCLUSIONS

 Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Entry Permit

 Full Board Accommodation

 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

2 Days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour − Safari Exclusions

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

Laundry Services

Other Beverages/drinks of 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)

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2 Days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour − SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Connect to Ngamba Island, view Chimpanzees as they feed & enjoy a sunset boat cruise on Lake Victoria.

Day 2: Undertake a nature walk or participate in care giving & transfer to Kampala

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