Ngamba Island Camp

Guests may watch and learn about Chimpanzees from resident researchers and caregivers and with prior arrangement, enjoy a forest walk offering direct interaction with some of the younger Chimpanzees. You will be privileged to spend an hour with them, as the clamber over you, or hold your hand or simply hitch a ride on your shoulders
Ngamba Island is part of the Koome group of islands located on Lake Victoria 23km south of Entebbe, Uganda. It consists of approximately 100 acres, 98 of which are forested and separated from the visitors area by an electric fence. Ngamba Island was officially opened to visitors in October 1999 and is currently home to 40 orphaned chimpanzees, almost half of which have been confiscated and brought to the island since its opening.

Ngamba Island is a project of the Chimpanzees Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT), established in 1997 by the Born Free Foundation (UK), International Fund for Animal Welfare (USA), the Jane Goodall Institute (Germany and Uganda), The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre Trust (UWECT) and the Zoological Board of New South Wales (Australia) and it provides these orphaned chimpanzees with a secure home to live out their lives, since a return to their natural habitat is not possible, while educating visitors and local communities about their remarkable species and the importance of conserving their fragile forest habitat.

An excursion over two days, staying in an East African style tented camp on the island with each of the four tents overlooking the lake and accommodating two persons (twin beds) in comfort, furnished and with, en suite bathroom facilities and solar lighting. All meals are prepared and served to you by friendly camp staff in either our relaxed covered dining area or open dining area beside the lake. Meals are substantial with several tasty courses for dinner and local specialties such as fresh fish from the lake, when possible. Hot beverages including tea and coffee are available through out the day on a self serve basis. Our bar has a selection of local and imported beverages and our friendly local staff will attend to your needs.

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