3 Day chimpanzee encounter ngamba island

Safari Overview

This 3 day Ngamba chimpanzee encounter  trip to Uganda focuses on a visit to the chimpanzee sanctuary at Ngamba island in lake Victoria and feel the excitement in your Uganda chimpanzee safaris. It  involves trekking  chimpanzees ,carrying them and spending plenty of time with them to learn more about them. the entire experience is a thrilling one making it one of the best Uganda safaris while on a Uganda tour.



Brief Itinerary
Detailed Itinerary
Brief Itinerary

Day 1:  Travel to Ngamba Island

Day 2: Physical encounter with the Chimps during the Forest Walk.

Day 3: Return to Kampala.

What is included;

Transport- tour vehicle, fuel and driver

Full board accommodation for the night(s)

Entrance fees.

All activities.

Bottled drinking water

What is not included


Air ticket

Personal expenses.

Cost for anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1:  Travel to Ngamba Island

After breakfast, you jewel safaris guide will pick you up at your hotel in Kampala : you will then be given a short briefing and finalizing the arrangements before being taken to the pier in Entebbe for boat ride to Ngamba Island.home of the 39 Chimpanzees,

On arrival  at the Ngamba Island on a uganda safari/ uganda chimpanzee safari, you will be given a short introduction/history and briefing on the Sanctuary itself.after the medical protocols have been dealt with.  This will then coincide with feeding time for the Chimpanzees, when one can watch the chimps interact with each other, and with their keepers.

Lunch and Dinner will be served at the Sanctuary restaurant.  Guests will overnight in the tented camp in the Sanctuary grounds.

Day 2: Physical encounter with the Chimps during the Forest Walk.

After breakfast, you will start the Forest Walk trekking  chimpanzee which will commence at 7:30 am.

The Forest Walk is quite a unique experience, as the playful Chimps will climb on you, pull your hair or maybe just walk along side holding your hand.  This body contact is the reason there are such stringent Medical requirements for visitors.  The Walk with the Chimps is limited to 3 people maximum at one time.

Lunch and Dinner will be served in the Sanctuary restarurant.

Overnight once again at the Tented Camp.

Day 3: Return to Kampala

Breakfast at the restaurant; departure on the 9 am boat for Entebbe.  Some guests may go directly to the airport to catch flights; alternately, at Entebbe itself we offer a visit to the Uganda Wildlife Education Center. The Center is a mini zoo of many of the animals one can view in the wild in the various National Parks in Uganda.  Here you can see lions, leopards, elephants, warthogs, buffaloes, various reptiles, crocodiles, and numerous bird species.

Lunch is provided in the Center restaurant.

After the visit to the Center, the guests will depart for either Kampala, or to the airport to catch their flight.


Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is a project of the Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust.  Ngamba Island is located 23 kilometers southeast of Entebbe in Lake Victoria.  Transportation from the mainland is arranged by the Trust; an early morning motor boats from the Entebbe pier.

In the Sanctuary humans are confined to one of the 40 hectares, while the chimpanzees wander freely throughout the rest.  The chimps emerge from the forest twice a day for feeding at 11 am and 2:30 pm.  Viewing of the chimps is done using a raised platform. The group members will display individual personalities, many whistling for food, others clapping.  At night, the chimps return to their compound.  Observing the chimpanzees behavior, with their individual profiles and distinct personalities, which the guides will point out, can be a most fascinating encounter.

The age limits for the day 2 Chimp encounter are a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 65 years. Size and fitness is also a factor in determining approval to enter the Sanctuary compound. In addition, all visitors who stay overnight need the following vaccinations, at least 2 weeks prior to arriving on the island: Polio, Tetanus, Meningococcal meningitis, Yellow Fever and Tuberculosis.  The authorities will check your immunization book upon arrival at the Sanctuary.



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