1 day Ngamba Island tour
This 1 day chimpanzee trekking in Uganda shall take you to Ngamba Island sanctuary to trek the chimpanzees as well as participate in several other activities. Chimpanzee trekking is one of the number one reasons why tourists visit Uganda. Chimpanzees are rare and endangered species that have a 95% DNA match up with humans. There are common locations where you could trek chimpanzees in Uganda: Kibale national park, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, Budongo forest around Murchison falls national park and Ngamba Island. Ngamba Island is the nearest location to Entebbe International airport as well as Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. For convenience, during this 1 day chimpanzee trekking safari, you will visit Ngamba Island.
Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary was founded to house ailing chimpanzees. The chimpanzees at the sanctuary are nursed of various ailments and later, they are released back into the park.
This safari shall start and end in Entebbe.
Very early in the morning, you will drive to Entebbe to take a boat cruise to Ngamba Island. The cruise to Ngamba takes approximately 45 minutes. Ngamba Island is situated in Lake Victoria, the biggest lake in Africa. During the cruise, you will witness untouched nature. Upon arrival in Ngamba Island, you will visit the sanctuary to spot the chimpanzees. At the sanctuary, there are caregivers who feed the chimpanzees as well as providing other services. It is a sure deal that you watch the care givers feeding the chimpanzees and if you want an exceptional experience, carrying sweet bananas is common. Lunch can be served at one of the lodges at the island. After the chimpanzee trekking experience, you will take a nature walk around the Island where you will have wonderful sightseeing views. Visiting the fishing village is a common practice. When you visit the fishing village, you will learn about the various species of fish that are caught on the island. It is possible to buy souvenirs at the gift shop at the chimpanzee sanctuary. Later, you will take a boat cruise back to Entebbe to mark the end of this tour.
The tour includes:
Chimpanzee trekking fee, boat cruise, food, bottled mineral water, tour guide
The tour excludes:
Air ticket, Visa fees, Travel insurance, souvenirs, tipping, persona items
Things to carry on your 1 day chimpanzee trekking safari
Rain Jacket- sometimes it rains
light clothes- it is sometimes so hot
A good camera for photos