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Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

#14 of 159 things to do in Uganda Features Animals
Ngamba Island, 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 good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 05:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Ngamba Island, Uganda
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+256 758 221880

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I really enjoyed our trip to the Island. The boat ride was great, the guides were informative and it was fab to see the chimps. However we soon realised we had made a mistake booking the basic full day! All other visitors...More

Thank han_ed_94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were picked up from our hotel at 8:30 to go to the pier. At the pier, there was a large group off to the side, and a few others near a lady who appeared to be coordinating activities. The large group then set off...More

Thank 729ashleyr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phenomenal experience that we will never forget. The Chimp Integration is amazing and worth every Shilling! Thank you and keep up the good work! :)

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Thank SophieF-Mac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly wonderful!!!! Can't find words for the feelings that we have experienced. A big thanks to the fabulous staff and Lilly - Executive Director - Gorgeous soul!!!

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Chimpanzee Trus... N, Front Office Manager at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, We are humbled with the wonderful experience you had during the visit,this encourages our staff to provide the best. Your visit and support created a big impact on the lives of chimpanzees. Looking forward to host you next time. Best regards.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great day! Thoughtful and fun chimp info/visit, awesome lunch. We only wish we had stayed overnight instead of at our crummy hotel.More

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Thank Andrea S
Chimpanzee Trus... N, Front Office Manager at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Greetings from the chimpanzee family. Thank you so much for taking time off to share with us your experience at the island.We are humbled with your appreciation towards our work and services. Hopefully next time you will stay a night and enjoy more...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the sanctuary and slept over for one night. Participated in feeding the habituated chimps on the tropical island. The staff members were warm and explained well the process for nurturing the chimps and day to day care.Looking forward to another visitMore

Thank Rukyamuzi D
Chimpanzee Trus... N, Front Office Manager at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for visiting and supporting the sanctuary.Sharing with us your memorable experience motivates our staff to work hard and provide the best services. Whenever guests visit the island,they become part of the family and our ambassadors back home.May you please...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

We went for my daughter's 23rd birthday. OMG, we loved it! It was worth the $. The previous reviews are spot on. We were lucky to have Byron (he works on the island) accompany us on our boat over, he was such a wonderfully friendly...More

Thank Jojofoodie
Chimpanzee Trus... N, Front Office Manager at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ngamba Island chimpanzee family. Thank you so much for sharing with us your experience and appreciating the work done by the team. Your memorable experience review has attracted more people to visit and support the sanctuary. Thank you so much our...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

What an experience to see so many happy chimpanzees in a natural habitat. Although there is a fence separating them from visitors, they have free reign of the forest and most the island. Also saw swimming monitor lizards and a large variety of birds. The...More

Thank YoliMB
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We just returned from two nights on Ngamba Island. As expats living in Uganda long-term, this was our third overnight visit in twelve months, which should tell you a little about our feelings for this place and the care we've consistently received from the staff....More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is a wonderful sanctuary, GFAS accredted, doing great work. These chimps are not truly living "in the wild". They come in to sleep (they are trained to do so so they won't tear up their limited range creating nests) and to eat (they also...More

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Chimpanzee Trus... N, Front Office Manager at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Dear Guest, Greetings from the chimpanzee family!We humbly appreciate for taking time off to share with us your experience during your visit at the sanctuary. We are very happy to know that you learn't a lot about our closest relatives,fed and supported them in different...More

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Arnold C
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Response from Chimpanzee Trus... N | Property representative |
Hope this mail finds you well, Hope this mail finds you well, Thank you so much for the contacting Ngamba Island, The costs depend on the number of people on board.Please contact 0758221880 for more details.
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