Uganda Chimpanzee Sanctuary; Ngamba Island offers memorable and exciting Chimpanzee encounters which among others include;
Ngamba Island Excursion: This visit can be by a speedboat that takes 45 minutes to connect to the Island, Alternatively by a motorized traditional boat that take 01:30hrs to reach the Chimpanzee Island. A tour to this Chimpanzee Island is very informative, memorable, interesting and very incredible
The Chimpanzee Island covers over 100 acres, 98 of which are forested and separated from the visitors area by an electric fence. Ngamba Island accommodates and it is currently home to 40 orphaned chimpanzees.
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, swimming on the equator, viewing a neighboring fishing village, bird watching, other wildlife encounters, or just sunbathe and relax.
Elite Safaris Uganda invites you to have a close up Chimpanzee encounter at Ngamba island 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.
Optional Activities to take part in While at Ngamba Island
Guided Forest Walk Ngamba
Overnight visitors to Ngamba can participate in the guided forest walk . By being part of the team going out in the enclosure with the infants, you will be able to give them support by holding them, as there may be need, as they are introduced to the older individuals and also they are showed different parts of the forest to get them to learn that it is safe and a better place for them to be. You will be in the company of several chimpanzees ranging in age from 5 years to 9 years
Chimpanzee Day Care Giver Ngamba
As a caregiver, you get to meet and interact with all the chimpanzees on the Island though direct contact with them is not guaranteed but possible under close supervision of a resident Caregiver. You will get the exciting opportunity to not only view the chimps feeding, but to participate in preparing their food and feeding them. You can assist the staff with any activities happening at the sanctuary that day – medical checkups, research and monitoring, preparing the holding areas for the chimps and administrative work, whereby you can help to type in the chimp stories and any other activities that your skills and experience can be used for. The visitor is dedicated much time to understand and appreciate what it takes to look after our orphaned cousins on Ngamba Island, “Very loving and interesting at the same time informative”.