Ngamba island is 100 acres of rain-forest situated a short boat ride ( 23 km ) away from Entebbe near the Equator in lake Victoria, Uganda. It supports a rich diversity of natural wildlife and provides a variety of natural foods for the chimpanzees. It was established in October 1998.
It is surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba island Chimpanzee sanctuary is home to 49 orphaned chimps rescued through out Uganda. Island offers day trips and overnights trips which provide exceptional opportunity to closely observe and interact with these fascinating great apes in this unique setting .
Chimpanzee sanctuary and wildlife conservation Trust, an NGO ( Non Governmental Organisation ) is Responsible for all the aspects of the sanctuary at Ngamba Island. Deeply committed to and involved in the conservation Education of local communities, This Trust also works with the Ugandan government and wildlife authorities in their rescue operations of orphaned and confiscated chimps plus other organisations like :
- Born free foundation
- International Fund for Animal Welfare
- Jane Goodall Institute
- Uganda wildlife Educational center
- Uganda wildlife society
The sanctuary is open all year round to visitors who pay a nominal entrance fee to view one or both of the chimpanzee feedings day and overnight .