1 Day Ngamba Island

Uganda Tours

This one day trip will lead you to Ngamba Island from  Lake Victoria shores at Entebbe by speed boat.The Cruise to Ngamba Island from the Lake Victoria shores at Entebbe by speed boat is so fascinating.Watch the Chimpanzees during feeding, Interact with the Chimps – feed them, walk with them, carry them  though not guaranteed. You will participate in Ngamba Forest Walk and Watch birds around the island and Lake Victoria.

Ngamba Island is situated in the Ugandan part of Lake Victoria and lies just south of the equator making it easy to access while on a Uganda Safari tour. Ngamba is part of the Kome group of islands which are part of the Mukono District Administration. The Island is about 40 hectares in size and lies approximately 25 kms south–east of the town of Entebbe in Lake Victoria. To the west of Ngamba Island lies Nzadsi Island, while to the east is the larger Kome Island. It is from this island that the group of islands Ngamba belongs to take its name.The journey to Ngamba Island from the jetty at Entebbe takes about forty-five minutes by speed boat and between one and a half and two hours by traditional motorized boat at Uganda wildlife Education Center. What is interesting about day tours to Ngamba Island is the feeding sessions which occurs between 11:00 a.m and 2.30 P.M. We offer two types of day trips.The morning session which begins at 7:30 am and ends at 16: 45 Pm. The afternoon session begins at  8: 45 am  and ends at 18:00 pm.

  • 7: 15 AM: The driver arrives at your hotel in Kampala
  • 7:30 AM: Depart for Entebbe.The drive is approximately Forty five  (45)  minutes
  • 8:30 AM: Arrive at Entebbe and  go to Uganda wildlife  Education Center for  your  registration for the trip at Ngamba
  • 8:45 AM: You will board the boat
  • 9:00 AM: Start the Journey to Ngamba  Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary for trekking safaris
  • 10.00 AM: You will arrive at the Ngamba Island and have a briefing before you take a tour around the Island
  • 11.00 AM: This is the  time when  chimps are  fed.You will see how they interact and feed with the care takers. At this time, it is the climax of this tour.
  • 12:00 PM: Have a boat back to the Entebbe
  • 13:00 PM: Reach at Entebbe where your driver will be waiting for you. Go for  lunch around Entebbe Town
  • 14:00 PM: Visit Entebbe Wildlife Education Center. Take a tour to have a sight of the wild animals in the Jungles of Uganda
  • 16:00 PM: You will be transferred back to Kampala.
  • 17:00 PM:  The driver will drop you off to your Accommodation
  • Afternoon Viewing Tour Program
  • 8:45  AM: Driver reaches at your hotel accommodation in Kampala
  • 9:00  AM: Start the Journey to Entebbe.The Journey is approximately forty five (45) minutes drive.
  • 9:45  AM: Arrival at Entebbe and head to Uganda Wildlife Educational center to register for the dock. Have a sight at the wild animals at the center.
  • 11.00  AM: You will have an early lunch before boarding   the dock.
  • 12:30 PM: Walk down to the dock to board your boat to Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • 12:45  PM: Depart for Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary approximately 100 acre Island and is a home for about 29 orphaned chimpanzees.
  • 13.45  PM:  Arrival at the Island. Be briefed  about your  safari tour around the Island.
  • 14:30 PM: At this time, this is the Chimp feeding time. Here you will see how chimps are fed and interact with caretakers at feeding time. At this time, this climax of your tour itinerary.
  • 16:00 PM: You will board the boat back to Entebbe which is the main land.
  • 17:00 PM:  Arrive at Entebbe where your driver will be awaiting for you. You will then be driven back to your accommodation in Kampala.
  • 18:00 PM: Drop off to your Accommodation in Kampala.

End of the Ngamba Trip.

Tour Inclusions

  • Entry fees
  • Lunch on refreshments for the afternoon session
  • Transportation
  • Entry fees

Tour Exclusions

  • Purchases on curio shop
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratitude and tipping

What to bring

If you wish to photograph chimps, you need to  carry a camera.

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