Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Day Tour

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Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Full Day Tour and adventure

Highlights

  • Boat Ride on lake Victoria to Ngamba Island
  • Close encounter with Orphaned Chimpanzees
  • Family friendly

Overview

Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 48 orphaned chimps rescued from throughout Uganda. Island facilities offer day and overnight visitors an exceptional opportunity to closely observe and interact with these fascinating great apes in this unique setting.

What to Expect

Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT), an NGO, is responsible for all aspects of the sanctuary at Ngamba Island. Deeply committed to and involved in the conservation education of local communities, CSWCT also works with the Ugandan government and wildlife authorities in their rescue operations of orphaned and confiscated chimps.

Have a close up Chimpanzee experience and make a change in their lives. Experience a rare and unforgettable experience to view and interact with Chimpanzees in a near wild like setting while helping to preserve their precious habitat thereby contributing to conservation of their species. Entrance fees go directly to funding the costs of the sanctuary. This sanctuary was started by the world famous Chimpanzee conservation Guru – Jane Goodall.

Important Information

Departure Point
Hotel pick-up and drop off only within Entebbe Town/City

Departure Time
8am

Duration
Flexible


Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to the sanctuary are not included ($88) per person, $66 for children (Under the age of 18).

ACTIVITIES
Boat ride, chimpanzee view, forest walk

THEMES
Leisure / Photography / Birding / Outdoor Adventures / Day Tour

FEATURES
Spectacular Scenery / Unique Primates / Luxury African Safari Lodges

References:

DAY 01

Take a boat cruise out on Lake Victoria to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and have a chance to view chimpanzees feeding. You will also be treated to sights of monitor lizards, birds, and photographic opportunities. We arrange both half and full day trips and our boats leave at either 9:00am or 12:45pm.

Upon arrival at the sanctuary, you will be directed to our visitor’s center where you will be given an introduction to the project, its history, our residents and their plight. On each of the two types of day visits (half day and full day), you will receive an educational orientation by a chimpanzee caregiver and view a feeding of the chimpanzees (full day visitors will view 2 feedings) from the visitors’ raised platform area along the edge of the sanctuary fence.

AGE RESTRICTIONS
None, all ages welcome

Activities

Chimpanzee viewing and feeding, island shopping, bird watching, swimming on the equator, visiting a neighboring fishing village, Bird watching, experiencing other wildlife encounters, or simply sunbathing and relaxing.

Additionally, you can enjoy our sumptuous lunches ranging between $10- $15. Packed lunches and drinks to the island have been suspended, prompted by the difficulty of controlling the litter associated with the personal items; the ban seeks to enforce Chimpanzee Trust’s Environmental Management Policy and System, which has been in place since the founding of Ngamba Island Sanctuary.

Our day visitors can also ‘get their hands dirty’ by being part of the feeding team. This is an opportunity for you to feed the chimpanzees from the platform. On top of being able to feed your favorite chimp, you will also watch as the chimps excitedly receive from you. This activity is subjected to management exclusion and policies.

We encourage you to book your trip in advance to ensure availability and avoid disappointment.

Fees/Price

SPEEDBOAT
The boat ride departs from water front beach and takes s approximately 45 minutes in transit weather dependent and all rates are inclusive of entrance and guiding fees.Timings for viewing are; Morning viewing 9.00am -1.00pm and  Afternoon viewing 12.45pm- 5.00pm

  • 1 Person $326
  • 2 Persons $168 each
  • 3 Persons $118 each
  • 4 people/more $88 each

MOTORIZED CANOE
The boat ride departs from water front beach and takes s approximately 90 minutes in transit weather dependent. All rates are inclusive of boat transfer return, entrance and guiding fees.Timings for viewing are; Morning 08.00am – 3.00pm and  Afternoon 10.30am – 5.00pm

  • 6 People  $84
  • 7 People  $78
  • 8/more People  $73

Note: The above rates are a guidelines and subject to change at the discrete of management

Tour Cost Include

  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Tour cost exclude:

  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to the sanctuary are not included ($88) per person, $66 for children (Under the age of 18).
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