1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour

Safari Overview: 1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour

The one-day Ngamba Island chimpanzee tour brings you to Ngamba Island, a Chimpanzee Sanctuary and a home for rescued/orphaned chimps on Lake Victoria.

Chimpanzees and humans share 98 percent of their DNA, and this incredible Uganda tour allows you to get up close and personal with these magnificent apes, learning how they feed, communicate, and socialize, among other fascinating habits.

The Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust manage the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. It was established in 1998 and is conveniently located on Lake Victoria in Entebbe.

Today, the sanctuary alone is home to approximately 50 chimps, as well as a variety of reptile species. Your journey starts and ends in Kampala/Entebbe.

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee

Quick Tour Specifics

Activities: Chimpanzee viewing.

Start: Kampala/Entebbe

End: Kampala/Entebbe
Ngamba Island

Number of People: Tailored
Number of Days: 01
Availability: All Year Round
Price: Upon Request

Highlights of your 1 day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour

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

Detailed itinerary of your 1 day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Watching Trip

Drive to Entebbe after an early morning breakfast to board a boat to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary if your shift is in the morning between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm, or eat lunch if your shift is in the afternoon between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Ngamba Island is a forested island of 100 acres containing orphaned chimps.

Arrive early to observe chimps being fed by caregivers, playing, and socializing with one another.

You’ll learn about the history of the location, see some woodland birds, and take in the gorgeous view of Lake Victoria, among other things. You will have a stopover in the Equator on your way back, and if you enjoy swimming, you will have some time to cool off yourself.

You will visit Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC), formerly known as the Entebbe Zoo, after your chimp tour and lunch at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

This is where you may see a variety of creatures like lions, buffaloes, rhinos, elephants, leopards, giraffes, and birds such as the shoebill stork. Return to your hotel or place of stay later.

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee

End of your 1-day Ngamba island chimpanzee tour

The 1 day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour includes

  • 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
  • Fulltime English-speaking guide
  • All the trip activities mentioned except the optional ones
  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off
  • Relevant government taxes

The Chimpanzee Tour excludes

  • 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
  • Sunglasses

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

  • Sunbathing and relaxing
  • Visiting the nearby fishing village
  • Island shopping
  • Bird watching