5 Reasons to fall in love with Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda

Ngamba Island Uganda

I recently visited the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda and I was absolutely blown away by what I have experienced.

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, located in the heart of Lake Victoria in Uganda, is home to over 50 orphaned and rescued chimpanzees. Established in 1998, the sanctuary has played a significant role in the conservation of chimpanzees, which are facing multiple threats in the wild. The sanctuary provides a safe and secure environment for these primates to live out their lives, with the aim of rehabilitating them for possible release to the wild. For visitors, Ngamba Island offers a unique opportunity to observe and interact with chimpanzees in their natural habitat.

Here are 5 reasons to fall in love with Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda:

1. Chimpanzee Conservation:

Ngamba Island is home to over 50 chimpanzees that were rescued from illegal poaching, trafficking, and other forms of abuse. The sanctuary provides them with a safe haven and a chance to live a natural life.

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Chimpanzees happily paying in their natural habitat at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary


2. Educational Experience:

Visitors can learn about chimpanzees and their behaviors through various activities such as feeding, observing, and interacting with them. The sanctuary also offers educational programs for children and adults.


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Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.


3. Beautiful Location:

Ngamba Island is situated on Lake Victoria, offering stunning views of the lake and surrounding areas. The island itself is lush and green, making it a peaceful and serene location to visit.

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Crossing the Equator on Lake Victoria.


4. Unique Accommodations:

Visitors can stay overnight on the island in one of the eco-friendly accommodations, such as the treehouse or tented camp. This allows for a more immersive experience with the chimpanzees and the island.

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Cottages at Ngamba Ecolodge


5. Support a Good Cause:

By visiting Ngamba Island and supporting the sanctuary, visitors are contributing to the conservation efforts for chimpanzees and their habitats. The sanctuary also works with local communities to promote sustainable development and conservation.

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Support Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary


How do I get to Ngamba Island?

The sanctuary can only be accessed by boat, with boats departing from Entebbe, Uganda. Visitors can either arrange private transportation or join a guided tour.

My name is Zaritha van Wyngaardt, and I hope this blog post has inspired you to visit the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda!

Zaritha van Wyngaardt
Zaritha van Wyngaardt exploring Uganda

For more information on Ngamba Island, visit their website at https://ngambaisland.org/

To inquire about donations or other information send an email to info@ngambaisland.org



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