1 Day Ngamba Chimps Island Tour

Group Size

Minimum 1 traveler


Safari Vehicle - Overland Vehicle, Mini Bus

Ngamba Chimpanzee Island Experience with a visit to the Uganda Zoo

Ngamba Island Chimps Sanctuary is home to about 44 orphaned chimps. This chimp experience targets the most exciting time, that is, their pre-arranged feeding times at 11.00am and 2.30pm. You can choose either a half day experience targeting only one of the two feeding times OR you could choose to spend a full day at the Chimps sanctuary and enjoy the two feeding times. After the chimps experience, next is a visit to the Uganda Zoo (Uganda Wildlife Education Center) to see the composition of Uganda's wildlife.


  • Boat trip to Ngamba
  • Chimpanzee Experience
  • Visit the Uganda Zoo


Have early breakfast and prepare for pick-up from your hotel/residence. If you are looking to do the half day experience, the morning session (targeting the 11.00am feeding time) pick-up is at 8.00am. The afternoon session (targeting the 2.30pm feeding time) pick-up is at 11.00am. For the full-day experience, pick-up is at 8.00am.

Drive to Entebbe and get to the shores of Lake Victoria. Get on to the Ngamba Island speedboat for a one hour ride on the world's second largest fresh water lake, Lake Victoria. The captain shall point out when you are crossing the Equator.

On getting to Ngamba Island you are received by the sanctuary caretakers. They will give you an informative talk about the project and the chimps. You get to enjoy spectacular views of Ngamba Island, and sight a number of birds such as Black-headed Weavers, Spur-winged Lapwings, African billed storks, Sacred Ibis, Egyptian goose, and Fish eagles. You could also sight some monitor lizards along the shore.

After one hour of enjoying the stunning island scenery and wildlife then comes the biggest highlight of the tour, the Chimpanzee experience. Get to a watching platform for a good view of the feeding area. The caretakers start throwing fruits and all the chimps surface to eat. The chimps are quite exciting, the way they grapple for food, interact with one another, beg for more and doing all sorts of funny things which are so similar to humans. It is no wonder Chimps share 98% genes with humans.

The exciting chimp experience lasts about one hour. Get to the speedboat and return to Entebbe.

Get to a restaurant for lunch and after which proceed to the Uganda Zoo (Uganda Wildlife Education Center). The Uganda Zoo has most of Uganda's wildlife including lions, chimpanzees, rhinos, snakes, leopards, cheetahs, birds, and monkeys among others.

From the Zoo you are driven back to your hotel/residence or preferred drop-off point.

Tour inclusions

Transport - tour vehicle, drive, fuel, speedboat
Chimpanzee permit
Bottled water
Access fees
Guide fees


Gratitude and tipping
Alcoholic drinks
Travel insurance
Curion shop purchases
Phone bill and other personnal expenditure

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