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Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

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Plot 1 Bank Close, Entebbe, Uganda
+256 758 221880
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Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda
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Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 49 orphaned chimps rescued from throughout Uganda. Island facilities offer day trips and overnight trips which provide exceptional opportunity to closely observe and interact with these fascinating great apes in this unique setting.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Plot 1 Bank Close, Entebbe, Uganda
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is unique project..Shelter for chimpanzees. The boat trip is around 45 minutes ...but it is one of the best things to do when the weather is over 30-35 degree Celcius. You will enjoy any moment that you spend on the island...Bring your camera..very special...More

Thank Paquisman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a unforgettable trip to a place where the time stands still. I can highly recommend to spend a night on the island. The employees are friendly and professional. The Chef prepares meals on a high level and is open for any wishes. I...More

Thank Lukas H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. You can hire a boat to go out to the Island. If you love Chimps you will love this trip.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In general it was good, but not as my expectations ... Its just as over priced Chimps zoo Speed boat trip was Ok, Over the island there was no activities ,just watch few chimps behind cages for two hours

Thank Talal B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit. The sanctuary project is a first-rate operation and worthy of support. Ngamba is small island with a dense forest for the chimps to live in the wild yet they are enticed (with food) to nest in secure quarters...More

Thank Mitch K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I still cherish the boat trip to Ngamba Island, I can't wait for the next time i will be there,its a great place. You watch and feed chimpanzees, this gets you a great experience. will return to that place

Thank YvonneMuliro
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

We booked a 1/2 day tour of Ngamba Island at the end of a week-long chimp and gorilla safari around Uganda. The Ngamba experience was the perfect way to end our trip -- from the booking to the actual experience, the staff and guides were...More

Thank NYCTraveller323
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Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

a nice place to visit. educational-about chimps in general..their habits and lifestyle. also learned about the rehab procedure and efforts to re-introduce them into the wild. boat ride about 45 minutes across Lake Victoria from Entebbe. restaurant. bathrooms. small gift shop.

Thank Leigh-Traveler2015
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

We booked a night of the caretaker experience primarily because we had a long layover, but our time on Ngamba turned out to be one of the highlights of our honeymoon. We had gorilla trekked in the DRC a few nights earlier and had a...More

1  Thank Travis A
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

Ngamba island is reached by boat - an hour and a half each way, crossing the equator on route. We were greeted by a very helpful guide who explained the history of the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. We witnessed the chimps being fed close up pre and...More

1  Thank Philip I
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teddy508
September 17, 2017|
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Response from Vivienne L |
Hi, I am going there next weekend and I am paying $95 all inclusive, but told it was a special offer. They were having internet problems so I would advise you to email them again. Will try to get more information when I... More
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vossj
May 4, 2016|
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You can take a taxi from Kampala from the the old Taxi Park and then the ferry over to the island. However, many people book through a travel firm and they are picked up from the hotel and taken to the island and back. If... More
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