1 Day Ngamba Chimpanzee Experience Safari On Lake Victoria


Ngamba Island is surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria and a home to 49 orphaned chimps rescued from throughout Uganda. Island facilities offer day trips and overnight trips which provide tremendous opportunity to closely observe and interact with these fascinating great apes in this unique setting.

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. At travel 256, 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 the 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.

Activities At Ngamba Island

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 the 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.

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.

We advise you to book your trip to Ngamba Island in advance to ensure availability and avoid disappointment.

Timings for viewing are; Morning viewing 9.00am – 1.00pm and Afternoon viewing 12.45pm – 5.00pm for those who use Speed boats and Morning 08.00am – 3.00pm and Afternoon 10.30am – 5.00pm for Motorized canoe users from front beach.

To book your trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee sanctuary, contact us by sending an email on info@travel256.com or call us on +256-701367970