Ngamba Island Sanctuary

Situated on Lake Victoria just 17 miles south east of Entebbe city is the infamous Ngamba Island; a sanctuary dedicated to caring for orphaned chimpanzees in Uganda. These chimps are rescued by UWA guides from the hands of poachers and so can’t survive alone when they are returned to their homes hence, they have to be brought the island as healing place before being re-introduced to the wild.

Ngamba island sanctuary was gazetted in 1998 and is currently managed by the Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT); a non-profit organization consisting up to 6 separate organizations that are dedicated to conservation of wildlife. They include the Uganda Wildlife Society, Uganda Wildlife Education Center, Jane Goodall Institute, International Fund for Animal Welfare & the Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda.

The Chimpanzee sanctuary is open all year round and visitors get chance to view the chimps up-close, feed them and volunteer to help out with the day to day chores at the sanctuary. If you can’t afford tracking chimpanzees in the parks or forests, then a boat ride to Ngamba island will be the perfect choice.

Tristar Africa Skimmer Safaris organizes tours to Ngamba island for all types of travelers including back-packers, researchers and so many more. Simply send us an email to or call us now on +256-758540071 to speak with the reservations team.