Ngamba Island is part of the Koome Group of Island located on Lake Victoria, 23km southwest of Entebbe, Uganda. It is a place to spend time watching chimps as they play, interact with each other and even watch what you are doing, is undoubtedly one of the many fascinating experiences you can enjoy in Uganda. The thrill of knowing that by visiting them on Ngamba Island you are directly contributing to their wellbeing, conservation of the species and supporting the local communi0ty gives additional meaning to your safari.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Ngamba Island
After a short briefing by your guide, you will be driven to the shores of Lake Victoria to meet your 9.00am launch. The boat takes about 45 minutes across to Ngamba Island, crossing the Equator en-route. On arrival at the island, home to 39 chimpanzees, you will be given a short introduction and briefing on the sanctuary. After which, it’s feeding time! It is fascinating to watch the chimps interact with each other and with their keepers.
In the relatively short amount of time you are there you will be able to see such different personalities amongst the group, with some whistling for food and others clapping. Obviously the ideal option would be to re-introduce these orphaned chimpanzees to the wild however this is not possible for a number of different reasons and the sanctuary is not bad for second best.
You will return to the mainland in the late afternoon where you will meet your safari guide who will transfer you to your hotel/Entebbe Airport to meet your flight back home.
Meal Plan: Lunch
END OF THE CHIMPANZEE TOUR (1 DAY)
The Safari Package Covers:
Park Entrance fee
Park Ranger Fees.
Relevant Government Taxes.
En-route meal as indicated in the itinerary.
Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
Airport transfer as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.
Expenses of personal nature such as; personal insurance, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities
Airport transfers Entebbe-Kampala (USD 40$), Kampala-Entebbe- (USD 30$)
Booking accommodation for you (Night before safari starts and after safari in case your flight is on the next day)
We recommend the following accommodations: