At 23km to the South East of Entebbe in the expanse water mass of Lake Victoria – one the remarkable Uganda safari tour sites, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary stands above the ordinary and offers a perfect urban escape for the Ugandans and foreigners living in Kampala and Entebbe.
Ngamba Island is Uganda’s prime home of the Orphaned Chimpanzees that have been rescued from the Poachers. Amazingly, with the lush forest cover and the surrounding water mass, the Island has gone beyond being the second home for Chimpanzees to include the luxury of mankind as it stands irresistible. The travelers on safaris in Uganda find it impressive in terms of wildlife, conservation education and recreation.
Stretching over a geographical coverage of 100 acres, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary can be located at 32.39’E and 0.06’S geographical coordinates and only accessed by boat from Entebbe. The return boat transfers exist at the dock in Entebbe and advance booking is required. Besides the commonly known Ngamba Day Trips conducted both in the morning and afternoon shifts, the Overnight Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary arrangement is a magical less explored adventure perfect for honeymooners, vacationers, family gateways and relaxation extension for travellers on Uganda safari holidays.
With the highest elevation noted to be 3800 feet above sea level, Ngamba Island enjoys a relatively flat terrain rising gently in the South. The Fishing community used to occupy the Island before it was changed to a Chimpanzee Sanctuary in 1998. The inhabitants had already cleared 2 acres of this Island and it is this area where the centre was constructed along with the lush overnight tented accommodation. The other important features at this site include; the Chimpanzee viewing platform and their feeding ground.
The Overnight stay at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary includes accommodation in a lush Tented Camp en suite refreshed by the soothing fresh air from the Lake itself and the Island forest. The sun set boat cruise on Lake Victoria is very magical offering a perfect recreation moment amidst the world’s largest tropical lake. For beach enthusiasts, the Ngamba Island offers activities like Kayaking, Soccer and Swinging. The significant conservation education about the Chimpanzees including their feeding, veterinary, sleeping and general caring combine to make the two days Ngamba Trip one of the lasting experiences in the Uganda tour portfolio.