Ngamba Island is located 23 km offshore from Entebbe. It lies on a total land area of 100 acres 98 forested of which are separated from the visitor areas. The sanctuary providing refuge for 40 orphaned chimpanzees. The Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary is a project which was started in 1997 by Born Free Foundation (UK), International Fund for Animal Welfare (USA), the Jane Goodall Institute (Germany and Uganda), The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre Trust (UWECT) and the Zoological Board of New South Wales (Australia) and was officially opened to visitors in October 1999 and is currently home to 40 orphaned chimpanzees. It provides a unique opportunity for a close range view of chimpanzees in this habitant since their natural environment cannot easily be restored. Chimps come closer for feeding a short distance to a raised walkway specially designed for easy viewing and excellent photography.
Day One: Arrival
Arrive at Entebbe international airport, meet with the driver guide for introduction and transfer to a hotel in Entebbe. Depending on your time of arrival you could board a boat for a night at Ngamba Island and start the chimp view the following morning. O/N Lake Victoria hotel or Boma Guest house or Ngamba Island Camp (BB).
Day Two: Entebbe – Ngamba Island
This day starts with a briefing at UWEC then board a Boat from Entebbe main land and depart for Ngamba Islands. The boat cruise can take about 50 minutes with a speed boat and about 90 minutes with a traditional boat. You can either watch the morning or evening feeding of the chimpanzees from a raised wooden platform depending on the time of arrival. O/N: Ngamba Island Camp (FB).
Day Three: Ngamba Island Sanctuary
After breakfast in the morning, go for a forest walk viewing chimpanzees, birds and other species. You will break for lunch and in the afternoon take a village walk visiting fishing villages then later go swimming at the equator after which you will go for a relaxed night or even board a speed boat back to Entebbe. O/N: Ngamba Island Camp or Lake Victoria hotel or Boma Guest house (HB).
Day Four: Departure
Board a boat back to Entebbe mainland. Here you will transfer to Entebbe airport for your return flight back home.
Afternoon 12. 00
Traditional Motorized Boat
Speedboat 1: Capacity: 5 pax. Engine: outboard Yamaha 140HP. An 18 foot sea going ski boat with single foam filled hull, sun canopy and life jackets.
Speedboats 2 & 3: Capacity: 12 pax. Engine: 2 X outboard Yamaha 140HP, A 25 foot speed boat, sun canopy and life jackets on board.
A Traditional Motorized boat – Capacity 20 pax, modified boat for tourist travelling on Lake Victoria. Life jackets and rain suites on board.