1 Day Visit Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary
Safari highlight for 1 Day Visit Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary organized by Magic african safaris
If you have limited time in Uganda but wish to see the chimpanzees, this is the best for you. It takes you to Ngamba, a protected area that shelter the rescued and orphaned chimpanzees.
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, is a gazetted place in Uganda where orphaned chimpanzees that have been rescued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority are taken care of . Many of the chimpanzees were rescued from poachers and are unlikely to survive reintroduction to the wild with the rest of the chimpanzees.
Ngamba Island is currently home to 52 orphaned and confiscated chimps, rescued from the illegal pet and bushmeat trade. Despite their initial trauma, chimps living at Ngamba have a safe and semi-natural environment in which to recover and eventually thrive over their long lives of up to 60 years.
The Sanctuary was founded in 1998, the island offers 95 acres of natural forest where the chimps roam and forage daily. Their diet is supplemented multiple times per day much to the delight of visiting tourists who are able to observe the feeding from a viewing platform. The chimps also have the freedom to stay in the forest at night or return to nighttime enclosures where they can build nests and receive an evening meal.
Have your breakfast early in the morning. After transfer from the hotel for a boat cruise to this Island. Once there you will engage in multiple activities such as chimpanzee feeding, care giving and food collection. Later return to Entebbe for an overnight stay or return flight back home.
The Package includes:
- Airport Pick Up & Drop
- Ground transportation
- Driver guide fees
- Boat Cruise to Ngamba
- Fees for a visit to the Sanctuary.
- Visa fees & Flight ticket
- Tipping fees
- Luxury drinks
- Extra activities not mentioned in the Itinerary.