One Day Ngamba Tour

One day Ngamba Islands Tour
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This island is located 23 km offshore from Entebbe. It is a forested island of 100 acres. It provides a safe haven for orphaned chimpanzees that are free to roam on this wonderful island. It offers a unique opportunity for close viewing of chimpanzees in their natural environment. Pre-arranged supplementary feeding times (11.00 am & 3.00 pm each day) brings the chimpanzees to within meters of the raised walkway specially designed for easy viewing and provide excellent photographic opportunities

Background Information about Ngamba Chimpanzee Island Sanctuary On Lake Victoria.

Ngamba Island is a project of the Chimpanzees Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT), established in 1997 by the Born Free Foundation (UK), International Fund for Animal Welfare (USA), the Jane Goodall Institute (Germany and Uganda), The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre Trust (UWECT) and the Zoological Board of New South Wales (Australia) and it provides these orphaned chimpanzees with a secure home to live out their lives, since a return to their natural habitat is not possible, while educating visitors and local communities about their remarkable species and the importance of conserving their fragile forest habitat.

The Chimpanzee Island consists of approximately 100 acres, 98 of which are forested and separated from the visitors area by an electric fence. Ngamba Island was officially opened to visitors in October 1999 and is currently home to 40 orphaned chimpanzees.
Have a Close-Up Chimpanzee Encounter - And Make A Difference in the Lives of Chimpanzees!
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary offers chimpanzee encounters including:

Day Trips... (Half day on MV Vanessa)
You will view either a morning or afternoon feeding, of the chimpanzees from the visitors platform area along the edge of the sanctuary fence, hear an informative talk by sanctuary staff, enjoy lunch (optional extra on full day trips), swimming on the equator, viewing a neighbouring fishing village, bird watching, other wildlife encounters.

Meeting point: In Entebbe outside UWEC (Zoo) where safe parking is available and departure from the pier a short walk away. Journey times approximately 50 minutes by speedboat or 90 minutes each way by traditional motorised boat.

Speedboat Departure Times - Half day trips Morning viewing 9.00am -1.00pm
Afternoon viewing 12.45pm- 5.00pm

Prices - Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary – Half / Full Day Visits
Prices effective January – December 2020 and dependent on confirmed minimum numbers on board. Boat transfer by Speedboat - Approximately 50 minutes, weather dependant

Includes: Informative tour and chimpanzee viewing, entrance fees for the Island Sanctuary and the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre(Zoo). 


  1. Informative tour and chimpanzee viewing
  2. entrance fees for the Island Sanctuary and the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre.
  3. Lunch in Entebbe.
  4. Transport to Entebbe and to the Airport


  1. Tips and gratitude.
  2. Chimpanzee feeding fees.