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Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

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Plot 1 Bank Close, Entebbe, Uganda
+256 758 221880
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Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda
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“boat ride”(24 reviews)
“one night”(9 reviews)
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Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 49 orphaned chimps rescued from throughout Uganda. Island facilities offer day trips and overnight trips which provide exceptional opportunity to...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Plot 1 Bank Close, Entebbe, Uganda
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+256 758 221880
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I spent half of our last day in Uganda taking the boat ride to Ngamba Island. The boat ride itself was a lot of fun, being out on the largest lake in Africa, enjoying the waves and warm water. The guides on...More

Thank Catherine P
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

I would not hesitate to recommend Island. Visited the island over a decade ago and I still hold fond memories of the place.

1  Thank Dondieki
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

What an amazing day with the chimps that have been rescued from mostly humans attempting to raise them as pets and potential poachers who misuse them. Ngamba works in association with WWF and Jane Goodall as well as other chimpanzee rescue groups around the world....More

1  Thank Tina M
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Of, course, to see a chimp on Safari, would give "one star" more. I would recomend the four hour tour to the island to view and learn about chimps. The Place was very good organize. I avoid zoo and anything that could be Close to...More

Thank Sunnm
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

This experience, a rare and unforgettable moment to view and interact with Chimpanzees in a near wild like setting that help to preserve their precious habitat, this contribution is a great support to conservation of their species

Thank LionkingSafarisUg
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

The boat ride to Ngamba Island was very relaxing and fun as we had an opportunity to converse with many people from all over the world. Our visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary was actually a bit disappointing as we were "controlled" and not free to...More

1  Thank Catherine A
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

The sanctuary is located 45 min ride from the main land Entebbe. Its has rides from the water front beach. The caring for chimps and the experience with them was really breathtaking. They have commodation available.

1  Thank Prestigecottages
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

Well worth the short trip across lake Victoria, to see the Chimps, very well looked after. Very happy to purchase their special cloth shopping bags and know that all the funds go towards the Chimps.

Thank plow50
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

It is unique project..Shelter for chimpanzees. The boat trip is around 45 minutes ...but it is one of the best things to do when the weather is over 30-35 degree Celcius. You will enjoy any moment that you spend on the island...Bring your camera..very special...More

2  Thank Paquisman
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Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

It was a unforgettable trip to a place where the time stands still. I can highly recommend to spend a night on the island. The employees are friendly and professional. The Chef prepares meals on a high level and is open for any wishes. I...More

Thank Lukas H
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teddy508
September 17, 2017|
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Response from Vivienne L |
Hi, I am going there next weekend and I am paying $95 all inclusive, but told it was a special offer. They were having internet problems so I would advise you to email them again. Will try to get more information when I... More
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vossj
May 4, 2016|
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Response from Vivienne L |
You can take a taxi from Kampala from the the old Taxi Park and then the ferry over to the island. However, many people book through a travel firm and they are picked up from the hotel and taken to the island and back. If... More
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