Kibale National Park is famous for being the primate capital of the world. The park is home to the biggest number of Chimpanzees in the world however, chimpanzees can also be found in Ngamba Island.

Where do chimpanzees live?

Imagine a beautiful tropical island, covered with a soft excellent forest garden with greenery everywhere. For any planned Uganda Safari, Ngamba Island Uganda must be the first impressive island that comes to any tourist’s mind. Ngamba Island itself is like a fairy tale garden, with manlike animals (chimpanzees), whistling and singing birds, fresh air, green views all over the place, makes you feel awesome living in another world that’s is situated in the middle Lake Victoria, Uganda’s biggest fresh water lake and Africa’s largest Tropical lake. Take a Tour to Uganda and be among the few discoverers of Ngamba’s hidden treasures.

Ngamba Chimpanzee Island Sanctuary

A sanctuary is a place where people/animals who are in danger from other people can go to be safe. For this case, Ngamba Chimpanzee Island Sanctuary is a protected area with birds and animals that are allowed to move freely in their protected environment.

Ngamba Island is bounded by the fresh peaceful waters of Lake Victoria with over 100 acres of land where by 98 acres are forested, protected and this is where the chimpanzees wander all day. Ngamba Island is a safe haven that habits over 49 chimpanzees that were rescued from all over Uganda after surviving poachers. These chimpanzees tally to 20 male and 29 females.

Ngamba Chimpanzee Island Sanctuary was established in October 1998 to take care of the orphaned chimpanzees that were rescued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Scheduling a Chimpanzee trekking Uganda Safari to Ngamba Island Uganda, whether for a day, 2days, 3days or even longer offers tourists stimulating chimpanzee experiences where you will look at these intelligent chimpanzees’ face to face as they roam in their environment.

Chimpanzee trekking safaris Uganda

Uganda Chimpanzee trekking Safaris are now available in Ngamba chimpanzee Island Sanctuary/Queen Elizabeth National Park/Kibale National Park. Brand change in their lives by taking a rare and unforgettable experience to view the chimps in their wild setting while help of the trained rangers. These chimpanzees have been habituated for human interaction. In fact, they are so human like, entertaining and full of fun.

Furthermore, tourists that don’t get chance to trek the chimpanzee, have chance watch them and feed them. Take a close look at chimpanzees take their mid-morning breakfast sitting down like human beings. Food that they normally feed on includes, the carrots, mangoes, jackfruits, passion fruits, tomatoes, onions among others.

Chimpanzee trekking time table.

  • Half day 9am-1pm and 12:45pm-5pm
  • Full day 8am-3pm and 10:30am-5pm