We were told of Ngamba Island by Ether, the owner of Churchill Safaris in Uganda. We booked both the forest walk and the caretaker program. You have to get vaccines to handle the chimpanzees, but it is well worth it. To walk with the chimpanzees while they swing from your body, to lay in the sun and have them climb on you (they love to be swung and tickled), is amazing. The camp itself is great. They have 100 acres, 97% for the chimpanzees to roam and the rest for the guests and caretakers. The cabins are large, clean and well appointed. You will have en suite facilities and each tent has a huge deck. We were in the tent closest to where the chimpanzees are, so we could watch them from our deck. The meals are really good too. Atmosphere beautiful because you are on this tiny island with a beautiful beach. Quiet and relaxing. The staff is knowledgeable, warm and friendly. They were fun to work with when we were preparing the meal for the chimps. They have a hard job but you can tell they really enjoy what they are doing. If you go to Uganda, it would be incomplete without this experience.
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