highlights and main attractions of ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary
Situated just 23 kilometres southeast of Entebbe in Lake Victoria, the Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established in 1998 to provide the traveller with a place to observe these intelligent great apes in a natural habitat. The chimps you are likely to see on this island are orphaned, having been saved from a life of captivity by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Here they are offered care and rehabilitation in the safe-haven of Ngamba; a fenced environment where they can roam freely and are fed twice daily from viewing platforms.
As the island project is a non-profit organisation and part of the Chimpanzees Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT), many people choose to support the good work they are doing to make a difference to the lives of these loveable primates who are unable to return to their original environment.