Highlights of the trip: Entebbe, Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
This 3 days Ngamba Chimpanzee Trip will take you to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Lake Victoria- a home to over 40 orphaned or rescued chimpanzees rescued from across East Africa and are unable to return to the wild.
- Day 1 –Arrival at Entebbe
- Day 2 – Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary (Boat Cruise, Chimpanzee feeding , Chimp Nest preparation, Sunset cruise, Community Cultural experience)
- Day 3 – Challenge the chimp critical thinking, visiting the fishing villages, Local Fishing and return to Entebbe
Day 1 –Arrival at Entebbe
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to your place of accommodation.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel (Luxury), The Flight Motel (Midrange), Central Inn (Budget) – Meal plan: Dinner
Day 2 – Travel to Ngamba Island (45 minute boat ride)
After breakfast you will be picked by our representative and your guide and you will be transferred to the pier for a boat to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. On your way, you will cross the Ugandan Equator on Lake Victoria where the captain will make a stop to take pictures.
Upon arrival at the sanctuary, you will be directed to the visitor’s center where you will be given an introduction to the project, its history, residents and their plight.
You will receive an educational orientation by a chimpanzee caregiver and view a feeding of the chimpanzees from the visitors’ raised platform where you will observe the chimpanzee behaviors as they eat, play and rest.
In the afternoon, participate in bird watching, spot necked otter counting and other wildlife. Later participate in the behind the scenes activities; observing chimps as they return, feed and prepare their nests.
As the day ends join us for an exclusive sunset cruise as you enjoy the unique view of fishermen casting their nets, fishing villages as they wind down the day and of course the golden circular site of nature’s eye going to sleep. As you sip away on cold drinks in a romantic bliss.
On return after dinner, enjoy different cultures of Uganda through music, dance, storytelling and drama.
Accommodation: Ngamba Island Tented camp – Meal plan: Full board
Day 3 – Challenge the chimp critical thinking, visiting the fishing villages, Local Fishing and return to Entebbe
Take part in the Chimp environmental enrichment program which will involve you to challenge the chimps’ critical thinking abilities as to help them stay health, physically and mentally.
Later proceed, start the fishing activity which will included visit to neighboring islands/ hiking on Koome Island where you will also be treated to sights of different plants, tree species and over 120 bird’s species.
View a chimp feeding then depart for Entebbe to return home or to your place of accommodation.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel (Luxury), The Flight Hotel (Midrange), Central Inn (Budget) – Meal plan: Full Board
- English speaking driver/guide
- Full-board Meals (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Bottled mineral water
- Entrance fees
- Activities and excursions mentioned in the program
- Accommodation at Luxury Camp