1 Day Ngamba Island Tour for Chimpanzee Watching – Hail Tours
1 Day Ngamba Island Tour is ideal for primate lovers and nature enthusiasts who don’t have the resources- money and time to book a chimpanzee trekking tour in Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest or Kyambura Gorge (in Queen Elizabeth National Park).
Our 1 day Ngamba Tour allows travelers to discover and learn about the behavior of these Great Apes in captivity, their plight and even take part in feeding them. If you are lucky, you will come across lots of bird species.
Highlights of the 1 Day Ngamba Chimpanzee Tour
- Boat cruise/or canoe ride on Lake Victoria.
- Sights of birds and monitor lizards.
- Equator crossing.
- Chimpanzee feeding/viewing.
Detailed itinerary for the 1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour
Start the day with a walk to the pier, at the shores of Lake Victoria (in Uganda Wildlife Education Center) for a briefing by the local guide.
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is approximately 17 miles off-shore from Entebbe and is home to about 50 chimpanzees, rescued from all parts of the country. The Sanctuary is a Center of care and rehabilitation, with 50 vegetation types that the Great Apes consume.
Start the boat cruise on Lake Victoria to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, for the once in a lifetime opportunity of viewing chimpanzees feeding.
You will also enjoy views of reptiles especially monitor lizards, species of birds and endless photographic opportunities. This will be a full day tour and because of this, the boat will leave at about 9:00am.
Departing from Entebbe, the speedboat takes 45 minutes to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary while the motorized canoe will take about one hour and 30 minutes to get to the site.
On getting to the sanctuary, you will be ushered to the visitor’s center where one of the guides will introduce you to the project, its history, the number of chimpanzees as well as their plight.
Go through the personal orientation by a chimpanzee caregiver and get the chance to view the chimpanzees feeding process from the visitors’ raised platform area along the edge of the sanctuary fence.
However, you can choose to get your hands dirty by joining the feeding team. It is exciting to be part of the feeding process. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at the Ngamba Island tented Camp and go for the birding tour. Later embark on the boat and return back to Entebbe. This marks the end of our 1 day Ngamba Tour.
Inclusions of the 1 Day Ngamba Island Tour;
- Entry into Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
- Chimpanzee viewing fees.
- An exciting round trip boat ride.
- A guide.
- Road transfer-from Hotel to the starting point.
- Relevant Government taxes/levies.
- Bottled water.
Exclusions of the 1 Day Ngamba Island Tour
- Any other activities outside the itinerary
- Visa fees.
- Telephone expenses.