Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary provides a safe home to orphaned chimps who have been rescued from various areas throughout Uganda, and are unable to return to the wild. The chimpanzees are free to roam the island and live life out of harm's way.
Visitors can spend the day or stay overnight on the island, which is located in Lake Victoria. There is a tented camp for visitors wanting to learn more about the sanctuary’s aims and spend more time with the chimps.
Trips out to Ngamba Island give the opportunity to view the twice-daily feeding sessions and explore the island which is also home to over 120 species of birds and 50,000 fruit bats, otters, and monitor lizards. The island is 404.605 square metres and is largely forested, with pockets of grassland.
- Ideal for viewing: chimpanzee, open-billed stork, hammerkop, orange weaver, emerald cuckoo
- Where: Kalangala District, Uganda
Best of Uganda
Uganda is a land full of stunning landscapes and remarkable wildlife. From the mountain gorillas to the lions on the savannah it’s hard to believe that so much can be packed into this small country.
- Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
- Duration exc. international flights: 11 days