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Experience - Uganda

Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Highlights

  • Visit Ngamba Island, the chimpanzee island

  • Encounter the 49 orphaned chimpanzees up close

  • Get an insight into the life of chimpanzees in the wild

Description

Is your favourite animal the chimpanzee? On Ngamba Island, in the middle of Lake Victoria, visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust, a sanctuary for orphaned chimpanzees. During this experience, you can see the 49 orphaned chimpanzees up close while they are being fed.

Destination

Africa

  1. Uganda

In the middle of Lake Victoria, about 23 kilometres south of Entebbe, lies the 40-hectare chimpanzee paradise. Ngamba Island is a sanctuary for orphaned chimpanzees found by the Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust in 1998.

The sanctuary houses 49 chimpanzees rescued from the illegal trade market or can no longer be released in Uganda’s forests for various reasons. The animals’ rights activists look after their protégés with lots of love and affection.

During the 60-minute boat ride to Ngamba Island, enjoy the views of picturesque fishing villages. When you arrive, the well-trained nursing staff will provide you with information about the chimpanzees’ lives and their endangered existence. And the highlight of your experience will be the chimpanzees’ feedings. Get up-close encounters with your favourite animal!

Duration of the trip: Half day

Including

  • Speedboat transfer
  • Entrance fees
  • Participation during a feeding session (either morning or afternoon)

Excluding

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services
  • Personal expenses, such as tips
  • Insurance

Services & Notes

  • You can book this experience as a day or overnight trip.
  • All of the costs go toward the chimpanzees’ benefits.
  • Prices apply on a 2-person basis.
  • The price depends on the number of people and the size of the boat.

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