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1 Day Ngamba Island Chimps Tour. Visit rescued chimps near Kampala

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This 1-day Ngamba Island chimps tour takes you to visit the rescued chimpanzees of Ngamba Island in Lake Victoria. The Sanctuary takes care of orphaned or injured chimpanzees from the wild and offers them a new natural habitat of lush rainforest.

After the 45-minute boat cruise to the island, you will enjoy a full day of seeing and learning about all the various aspects of chimpanzees and the conservation work happening at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

There is a whole host of activities you can enjoy including overnight excursions, fishing, Ngamba trail hike, sunset cruise, caregiver, and more. You get to choose what you want to do.

This day tour is ideal in cases when going to see chimpanzees in Kibale National Park is not possible and yet you would love to meet chimpanzees in a natural environment.

The Ngamba Island Chimps tour can be undertaken as a stand-alone trip or as part of a longer Uganda safari that visits other parts of the country. In either case, talk to us and we’ll help you plan and enjoy a visit to these rescued chimps that now thrive on lake Victoria’s Ngamba Island.

As with all our safari packages, we can customize the program to fit your personal preferences. Just reach out to us and we’ll be eager to help you.

Safari Highlights

  • Entebbe Town
  • Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctaury
  • Boat ride on Lake Victoria

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Ngamba Island Chimps Tour

Your tour guide/driver will pick you up from your place of residence or accommodation and then drive to Entebbe at the starting point for a boat trip to the Island. Once you get to the Chimpanzee sanctuary you will have a lot of activities to choose from.

You will enjoy a full day with the chimpanzees learning more about their feeding experience and their behaviors.

Finally, in the evening we shall transfer back to Entebbe then Kampala. You will be dropped off at your hotel/residence in Entebbe or Kampala, to mark the completion of your tour.

Accommodation: None. (The tour starts and ends on the same day).

Meal Plan: Lunch


This day visit to see the chimps at Ngamaba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary can also be added to a longer safari of other parts of Uganda. For example, it could be added to this 3-day Bwindi gorilla trekking safari or this 15 day Uganda Wildlife Holiday.



  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof.
  • English-speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.


  • International airfares
  • Entry visa Uganda
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs, etc.)