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1 Day Ngamba Island Chimp tour

1 day ngamba island chimp tour - ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuaryDepart from your place of residence or hotel at 7:00 am for your morning 1 Day Ngamba Island chimp tour on the Island. You will be shortly briefed about the trip by the guide on the mainland before jumping on your speed boat, here you will be provided with the life guard jacket and raincoat for your ride to the island.

At 9:00 am, you will get on board for a slightly bumpy ride as you cross the equator on water, here you will see a few birds hunt for fish in the lake, and neighbouring islands of Ngamba Island.


You will be welcomed by one of the sanctuary staff and a flock of weaver birds plus the sun bathing monitor lizards. After introducing himself, your guide will lead you to a complimentary breakfast, that is tea / coffee and a snack. As you wait for the second feeding of the chimpanzees. At 11:00 am you will head to the beautiful scenery of the chimpanzee habitat, on your way you will see some of the trees that act as herbs for the chimpanzees for example the luwawu tree that is a de-wormer for them. You will also see the equipments that were confiscated from poachers that were used to hunt the chimps.

You will view the chimpanzees from a raised platform created for the visitors, after sanitising your hands, you may participate in feeding them as you hear the tales about the different chimpanzees. Get to observe their behaviour and they too will do the same. Here you can take pictures of your favourite chimpanzee and also create memories. Get shown their holding area, where they sleep and also have their breakfast from.

From the chimp viewing platform, proceed to the garden where volunteers take part in growing food for the chimps. Visit the record keeping office, where each chimp has its’ records, every single day. From the office, you will get to see the food store where the food from the mainland is kept, the supply is made every five days. You will then see a demonstration of how the chimps are fed while in the holding area. You will then be treated to a delicious lunch freshly prepared by the Chef.

After your meal, you can do other activities of your choice like sunbathe, play volleyball and also take more pictorials. You will return to the mainland by 2:15 pm for your onward journey from Entebbe Airport or back to your hotel.

The 2 visiting sessions:

  • Morning session departs from the mainland at 9:00 am, returns at 2:15 pm.
  • Afternoon session departs at 12 noon and returns at 5:00 pm.

1 Day Ngamba Island chimp tour – Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary

1 Day Ngamba Island chimp tour


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