Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 49 orphaned chimps rescued from throughout Uganda. The Sanctuary is about 100 acres in size with most of it dedicated to the rescue Chimpanzees. Unfortunately for various reasons it is not possible to return them to the wild. They do have free range of the forest on the island however they also know where they are fed and return to the area where they sleep at night and visitors can observe them being fed.
Island facilities offer day and overnight visitors an exceptional opportunity to closely observe and interact with these fascinating great apes in this unique setting. Ngamba Island remains a worthwhile experience for visitors since they can observe their ways and manners up close as they are being fed, and yes the feeding times are expensive since all that you see being given to them costs a lot of money when shopping in markets for it.
The Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWT), an NGO, is responsible for all aspects of the sanctuary at Ngamba Island. CSWCT works with the Ugandan government and wildlife authorities to rescue orphaned and confiscated chimps.