In 1998, Dr. Jane Goodall and a small group of pioneering leaders rescued 13 chimpanzees and started the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
Over the last two decades, we have grown to support 49 chimps orphaned by the illegal wildlife trade and are recognized as one of the leading primate sanctuaries in Africa.
Please join us in celebrating this journey of a million miles as we work to ensure the legacy of Ngamba for the next twenty years.
The island’s history has made it very popular among travelers as it has been a safe spot for the globally threatened chimpanzees and while at the island clients can participate in the following activities.
The island offers two separate feeding times in the morning and in the afternoon this will help clients interact with chimps with the help of the caretakers the morning feeding I usually 11 am and Afternoon feeding is around 2 pm.
Clients can also spend a night at the Ngamba island lodge which is set at the edge of Lake Victoria overlooking the endless horizon and one of the best places to see the sunset.
Clients staying overnight can also book a sunset cruise with the island and that comes along with drinks and snacks and the two-hour cruise can give you the opportunity to see the nearby island as you time the sunset.
The island is surrounded by rocky edges which are one of the best habitats for the Nile perch and fishing while at Ngamba Island can be rewarding and Anglers can land big Nile perch on Lures.
Visiting Community Islands
The island is surrounded by fishing villages and the island has been working with them so it’s nice to take a visit to some of the islands and get to interact with the local fishermen living around the islands surrounding Ngamba Island.
Ngamba Island is located 23 km south of Entebbe and the island can accessible by Boat which can be speed boat or Traditional motorized canoe boat, the journey with a speed boat is about 45-1 hour and the traditional motorized canoe will take about 2 hours but all this are dependent on the conditions on the Lake, being Africa’s largest Lake the waves can be strong and this makes the journey longer.
Also, travelers can use Charter helicopters to access the island since is a spot to land the Helicopter or inquire before traveling as changes come day and night with Safari Vocations &Travel Services.