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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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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 closely observe and interact with these fascinating great apes in this unique setting.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Plot 1 Bank Close, Entebbe, Uganda
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+256 758 221880
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a night at Ngamba with a group of friends whom I made that day and found that the service of Ngamba and its people is out of this world. The experience of viewing the chimps and others were magical!

Thank Brian W
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Chimpanzee Trus... N, Front Office Manager at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Brain. We are humbled with the wonderful experience you had during your visit to the island. Your visit and support created a big impact on the lives of the chimpanzees Looking forward to host you next time Best wishes

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is not bad. The chimpanzees are great. You can watch the feeding and get a tour by a very nice guide. Overall I found the experience a little expensive but I was happy to support a place that supports conservation and calls itself...More

Thank 498johanna2016
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

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

1  Thank Catherine P
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Chimpanzee Trus... N, Front Office Manager at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure hosting you and the team at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and thank you for taking time off to give us such a wonderful review. Comments like this up lift our hard working staff to be more committed. Dear Ambassador...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

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

1  Thank Dondieki
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Chimpanzee Trus... N, Front Office Manager at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, Much appreciation for reviewing us and highly recommending a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Comments like this uplift our staff to do better so we thank you a lot. As our ambassador, you can go ahead and recommend close friends, family and...More

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Reviewed 23 March 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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Chimpanzee Trus... N, Front Office Manager at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, Greetings from Ngamba Island chimpanzee family. Thank you so much for visiting and supporting the chimpanzees.We always feel so happy when we receive such a feedback about your your visit . When you visit the sanctuary,you become part of our family.May you please...More

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Reviewed 21 March 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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Chimpanzee Trus... N, Front Office Manager at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sunnm, Much appreciation for reviewing us and highly recommending a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Comments like this uplift our staff to do better so we thank you a lot. As our ambassador, you can go ahead and recommend close friends, family and...More

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Reviewed 14 March 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 speciesMore

Thank LionkingSafarisUg
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Chimpanzee Trus... N, Front Office Manager at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure hosting you at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and thank you for taking time off to give us such a wonderful review. Comments like this up lift our hard working staff to be more committed. Dear Ambassador we hope to...More

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Reviewed 12 March 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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Chimpanzee Trus... N, Front Office Manager at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure hosting you and the team at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and thank you for taking time off to give us such a wonderful review. Comments like this up lift our hard working staff to be more committed. The chimps...More

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Reviewed 4 March 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.More

1  Thank Prestigecottages
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Chimpanzee Trus... N, Front Office Manager at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, Warm greetings from the chimp family! Thank you so much for sparing time to share with us your experience about the trip, sorry about the rough waters due to the weather conditions on the lake. Once you visit Ngamba Island,you become one of...More

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Reviewed 27 February 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.More

Thank plow50
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Chimpanzee Trus... N, Front Office Manager at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing with us your memorable experience for your long stay visit at the island.Your appreciation of our services and hospitable staff makes us the model in Africa. Understanding the cause by supporting the orphaned chimpanzees helps us to...More

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teddy508
17 September 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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Rebecca S
17 May 2016|
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Response from Jleganbainbridge |
I spent two nights there several years ago. My husband and I were able to go on a walk-about with all of the juveniles - it was the most amazing experience I have ever had with wildlife.
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vossj
5 May 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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