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NGAMBA CHIMPANZEE ISLAND TOUR UG8: CHIMPS ON NGAMBA ISLAND IN LAKE VICTORIA (3 Days)

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There are daily boat cruises to Ngamba Chimpanzee Island from Entebbe Mainland. You can visit the Island for half a day (by speed boat) or take the traditional motorised canoe for a day in Lake Victoria to the Island.

Two main tourist activities are offered: chimp viewing from a raised wooden platform; or a walk to the chimp forest for closer contact with the legendary primates.

Click here for details of all Ngamba Island activities. Further below is our three-day proposed tour to the Chimpanzee Island Sanctuary.

This tour visits Ngamba chimpanzee sanctuary on Lake Victoria. Situated 23km off shore from Entebbe, the Sanctuary was set up by a group of concerned organisations including Uganda Wildlife Education Centre and Jane Goodall Institute among others, to offer a facility for now over 50 orphaned chimpanzees to co-habitat in a natural environment. From Entebbe there are regular trips to the Chimp Island. Travelling is either by a modified traditional Ssese canoe sitting up to 25 participants, or a faster motor boat sitting 8 persons. The beautifully forested tropical island is almost 100 acres in size and boasts over 50 different types of vegetation that the chimps utilize.

Ngamba Chimpanzee Island Tour: Chimp Viewing on Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Lake Victoria - 1 day or 3 days


(Tour Code UG8) The safari starts and ends in Entebbe.

ITINERARY FOR NGAMBA CHIMPANZEE SANCTUARY

DAY 1
Receive briefing and finalise arrangements for visiting the island with JGI management at their offices in Entebbe. Boat from Entebbe pier to Ngamba Island. Watch the evening feeding of the chimpanzees. [Approximate cruising time: 45 minutes for fast boat; 1 ½ hours for traditional boat] O/N: Ngamba Island Camp (FB)

DAY 2
For those who have had the medical inoculations - a half day forest walk with the chimps. This is a unique activity getting you close to the primates. Lunch. In the afternoon walk or boat transfer to a neighbouring village or go for bird watching or simply relax at Camp enjoying the lake shores. Watch the sun go down! O/N: Ngamba Island Camp. (FB)

DAY 3
Another chimp walk in the morning. Boat transfer to Entebbe mainland. Drive to Kampala or to Entebbe airport in time for your flight.

Tour Ends.

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ChimpanzeeNote: fees for chimpanzee walks - USD 350 per walk, not included in safari cost. Our fees include ground transport, accommodation and meals, boat transfers to the island and visits to other islands while there, as well as watching the morning and afternoon chimpanzee feeds on a raised platform daily while on the Island. Overnight stays on the island done at the good and well-managed Ngamba Island Camp. Setting up private tents on the island for overnight accommodation not allowed.