Wildlife Tours

1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour

 Bwindi, Kasese, Kibaale, Uganda
 12th Feb - 01st Jul


1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour

1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour|1 Day Ngamba Chimpanzee Tour|1 Day Boat trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

The Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust of Ngamba Island. It is 23 km located offshore of Lake Victoria from Entebbe Uganda. Ngamba Island is almost 100 acres in size and hosts over 50 different types of vegetation that Chimps eat in addition to the supplementary feeding provided by the sanctuary. The island is a safe home for rescued orphaned chimpanzees. It’s in the record that chimpanzees are closest relatives sharing about 98.5% of man’s DNA. These chimpanzees are released every morning from the holding facility to explore their environment foraging for food in the forest.

The feeding is supplemented daily with fruits and vegetables. While feeding, visitors are invited to get involved in this activity and also do photography where you’re asked to stand at the viewing platforms and give food to the Chimpanzees. After early breakfast in your area of accommodation, the ultimate wild safaris guide will transfer you to Entebbe Pier where you will take a boat. The speed boat will take about 45 minutes to the island. On arrival for 1 Day Ngamba Chimpanzee Tour, you’ll be given an orientation talk at the reception thereafter you'll be given an orientation talk at the reception thereafter you’ll be guided to the viewing platform to see and visit the Chimpanzees during their supplementary feeding times by your guide.


During your visit, you will experience: Ngamba Chimpanzee Tour viewing & feeding, shopping at the island gift shop, bird watching, experiencing other wildlife encounters, swimming on the equator, visiting a neighboring fishing village, or simply sunbathing and relaxing.

Visitors can also ‘get their hands dirty’ by being part of the feeding team. This is an opportunity for you to feed the chimpanzees from the platform. On top of being able to feed your favorite chimp, you will also watch as the chimps excitedly try and gain your attention to receive food (this activity is subject to management exclusion and policies).

Additionally, you can enjoy the fresh lunches prepared on-site. Please note, packed lunches and drinks to the island are prohibited, prompted by the difficulty of controlling litter associated with the personal items. The ban seeks to enforce Chimpanzee Trust’s Environmental Management Policy and System, in place since the founding of Ngamba Island Sanctuary in 1998.


  • Morning viewing between 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
  • Afternoon viewing 12.45pm – 5.00pm

What to bring

  • Sun hut
  • Sunscreen

PLEASE NOTE: you can have this Ngamba Island tour while on your Uganda Wildlife Tour


(1 Review)

Tour Overview


January 01 - December 31


1D 0N

Pickup Location

pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise



Car PickUp


Tour Guide



  • Ground Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals and bottled water
  • All Government Taxes
  • All Tourist attractions and activities charges charges
  • English-speaking driver/guide


  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Airport Taxes
  • Items of personal nature like Laundry
  • Bar bills
  • Tipping and any extra expenses not included above.


Day 1
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 1: Ngamba island
    This Ngamba island safari tour can either be half/full day or even visit Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (zoo) for birding watching and other primates. In case for an overnight this can be organized upon request for the same. You can also spend more than one basing on your interest such as volunteering or research.

  • Raul

    19th Oct, 2020

    I had this 1-day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary tour, oh yeah it's a wonderful educational and fascinating tour of one of the best sanctuary in the world. Worth every penny