Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
The centre was established in October 1998 to care for orphaned chimpanzees that have been rescued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority from poachers and/or traders, with no chance of survival back to the wild. In Uganda alone 90% of its chimpanzees have been lost in the past 500 years as compared to the human population which has increased by 800% in the last 100 days, they are only about 4950 chimpanzees left in Uganda.
Ngamba Island is 100 acres (approximately 40 hectares) of rainforest situated 23 km from Entebbe, in Lake Victoria and it now a home to 40 chimpanzees.
The Sanctuary is a non-profit organisation which is co-ordinated and managed by the Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust. CSWCT is a partnership with six organizations committed to the welfare and conservation of wildlife. The Trustees are: Born Free Foundation, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Jane Goodall Institute, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST), Uganda Wildlife Society.
Visit to the Ngamba Island..
Half day, it can be visited in the morning or in the afternoon using a speed boat which takes 50 minutes per transfer or using a motorized traditional boat that takes 90 minutes per one way.
Speedboat Departure Times - Half day trips
Morning viewing 9.00am -1.00pm
Afternoon viewing 12.45pm- 5.00pm
Traditional Motorised Boat - Full day trips
Morning viewing 08.00am - 3.00pm
Afternoon viewing 10.30am - 5.00pm
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- Ngamba Island Sanctuary
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