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Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

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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...more
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Plot 1 Bank Close, Entebbe, Uganda
+256 758 221880
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great sanctuary for group of Chimpanzees. Biggest part of the island is covered by forest, just 5 acres for personal. It's only a pity that you are behind the fence. But - if you want to make a great photos that's the best place. We...More

Thank Petr T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The island is located at the middle of Victoria lake ( about 40 minuts by speedboat from Entebbe) Excelent place to see rescued chimps livin in their natural environment.

Thank Michael_Kretchmer
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an absolute must! When in Uganda this Chimpanzee experience is definitely an itinerary must-do...from the 23km mainland to Island boat experience on the iconic Lake Victoria, across the equator, to the warm on arrival reception by host Joseph: the accommodation on the shores of...More

Thank Rick T
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an interesting visit, but the time spent near the chimps is relatively short. They also charge an extra $5 bucks if you want to throw fruit to the chimps. It felt more like a money making operation than a chimp sanctuary. That being said,...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The park is on an island that you have to take a 45 minute boat ride in order to get there. We paid $85 (USD) that included a round trip boat ride and entrance fee. We rose out on a cloudy day and the lake...More

1  Thank DeeandLolo
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Supurb - the boat trip has to be arranged to bring you out to the island however its a trip worth while -more space is needed for these chimps however as the island is extreemly restrictive.

Thank shaunmc2015
Reviewed July 3, 2018

We chose the speedboat and enjoyed crossing the equator twice enroute before lunchtime. The Chimpansies together with other wildlife should be a «must» to experience if you have time to spemd in the Entebbe area. The excursion may seem a bit expensive at first, but...More

1  Thank keo1960
Reviewed May 29, 2018

I spent a night at Ngamba with a group of friends whom I made that day and found that the service of Ngamba and its people is out of this world. The experience of viewing the chimps and others were magical!

1  Thank Brian W
Chimpanzee Trus... N, Front Office Manager at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Dear Brain. We are humbled with the wonderful experience you had during your visit to the island. Your visit and support created a big impact on the lives of the chimpanzees Looking forward to host you next time Best wishes

Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

This place is not bad. The chimpanzees are great. You can watch the feeding and get a tour by a very nice guide. Overall I found the experience a little expensive but I was happy to support a place that supports conservation and calls itself...More

1  Thank 498johanna2016
Reviewed April 25, 2018

My friends and I spent half of our last day in Uganda taking the boat ride to Ngamba Island. The boat ride itself was a lot of fun, being out on the largest lake in Africa, enjoying the waves and warm water. The guides on...More

2  Thank Catherine P
Chimpanzee Trus... N, Front Office Manager at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure hosting you and the team at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and thank you for taking time off to give us such a wonderful review. Comments like this up lift our hard working staff to be more committed. Dear Ambassador...More

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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
Rebecca S
May 17, 2016|
Response from Jleganbainbridge |
I spent two nights there several years ago. My husband and I were able to go on a walk-about with all of the juveniles - it was the most amazing experience I have ever had with wildlife.
May 4, 2016|
Response from Vivienne L |
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