Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary. Let’s tour this one beautiful adventurous place. Situated in the south eastern part of Entebbe about 23kms away. Part of the Koome group of islands located in Lake Victoria. The Koome group of islands include Kiimi, Nsazi, Koome, Bulago and Damba Islands.
The great island to visit sits on about 100 acres. The greatest piece is full of forests with an electric wire separating the forests and human camp. The total land area covered by forests in the island is 95 acres out of the 100 altogether. The northern part of the island is generally flat, rising gently to an altitude of approximately 3800 feet above sea level to the south.
Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is an excellent secondary forest habitat for the chimpanzees and other wildlife species including fruit bats, spiders, fish eagles, otters, and monitor lizards. This is a home to 49 orphaned chimpanzees rescued from across East Africa. Each of these 49 chimpanzees has a name given for identification. These people here are really committed to do both field conservation and community education. They also partner with several government agencies like Uganda wildlife authority, Uganda tourism board, Ministry of tourism, wildlife and antiquities and other several government agencies. We at Jewel safaris can have your safari to Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary which will avail you with an exceptional opportunity to closely observe these fascinating great apes in our unique setting.
Founded in 1998, the island offers 95 acres of natural forest where the chimps roam and forage daily. Their diet is supplemented multiple times per day much to the delight of visiting tourists who are able to observe the feeding from a viewing platform. The chimps also have the freedom to stay in the forest at night or return to nighttime enclosures where they can build nests and receive an evening meal.
These man’s closest relatives are taken good care of and vaccinated by a team of professional veterinary officer, fed by loving individuals who in most cases volunteer. Your visit Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary will also see you experience the best of the chimpanzee side. This place could be the best destination for starting and ending the Uganda safari. It is ideal for one day chimpanzee safari.
Ngamba Island is currently home to 49 orphaned and confiscated chimps, rescued from the illegal pet and bush meat trade. Despite their initial trauma, chimps living at Ngamba have a safe and semi-natural environment in which to recover and eventually thrive over their long lives of up to 60 years. You are welcome to Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary with Jewel safaris. Check out on our 3 days Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary. We can as well have your needs catered for with our tailor-made safaris to Ngamba. Could be interested in one day or more. This place is welcome to all that want to volunteer as well to fulfill the dream of keeping the man’s jungle relatives the chimpanzees from extinction in the hands of the bush meat hunters or poachers for selfish rationales. For any additional information, engage us at Jewel safaris.