1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour

1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour

The 1 day Ngamba island chimpanzee tour takes you to Ngamba Island on lake Victoria, a Chimpanzee Sanctuary and a home to rescued/orphaned chimpanzees.

Chimpanzees share 98% of their DNA with human beings and this exceptional Uganda tour offers you a great opportunity to have a close interaction with these great apes, learn how they feed, communicate and socialize among other interesting habits.

1 Day Ngamba Chimpanzee Tour
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is run by the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust. It was founded in 1998 and it is well-positioned on Lake Victoria

Today, an estimate of over 50 chimpanzees are hosted in this sanctuary alone plus other varied reptile species. Your trip will begin and end in Kampala/Entebbe.

Highlights of your 1 day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour

  • Boat ride along Lake Victoria to Ngamba Island
  • Bird sighting
  • Chimpanzees watching as they feed
  • Photography and touring

Detailed itinerary of your 1 day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Watching Trip

After early morning breakfast, drive to Entebbe to catch up with a boat to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in case your shift is in the morning around 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, or enjoy lunch in case it is an afternoon shift that starts at 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. Ngamba Island is a 100-acre forested island with orphaned chimpanzees.

Arrive early to enjoy watching chimpanzees as they being fed by caretakers, as they play and as they socialize with each other.

You will also have insight into the site’s history as well as sight some forest birds, enjoy the scenic view of Lake Victoria and a lot more. When returning, you will make a stopover at the Equator and if you love swimming, you will have some minutes to cool yourself.

After your chimpanzee exploration at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and lunch, you will then visit to Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) also formerly known as the Entebbe zoo.

This is for you to sight a diversity of animals including lions, buffaloes, rhinos, elephants, leopards, giraffes, birds including the shoe bill stork, and a lot more. Later, drive back to your hotel or place of stay.

Tour inclusions

  • En-route lunch
  • Guide fees
  • Chimpanzee watching
  • Boat cruise to Ngamba Island
  • Bottled drinking water on a tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel in a Safari car
  • Full time English-speaking guide
  • All the trip activities mentioned except the optional ones
  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off
  • Relevant government taxes


Tour exclusions

  • Airfares
  • Laundry services
  • Telephone bills
  • Tipping
  • Visas
  • Cigarettes
  • Personal insurance
  • Shopping bills
  • Other drinks
  • Hotel fees after your tour at Ngamba Island
  • Optional activities

What to carry on 1-day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee tour

  • Rain jacket in case of unpredictable rains
  • A good camera with no flashlight
  • Safari clothes
  • Insect repellents
  • Sun hut
  • Sun glasses

Other activities to engage in while on Uganda safari trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Sunbathing and relaxing

Visiting the nearby fishing village

Island shopping

Bird watching

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