Tuesday, 31 January 2012


Ngamba Island is a Chimpanzee Sanctuary which was set up in October 1998 to be a home for the young chimpanzees that  are left one their own after the death of the parents after they have been collected by  Uganda Wildlife Authority from different areas especially from national parks so that they can get proper care fro them to survive. There are so many of them which were saved from being poached and they were rehabilitated once they are in this new location.
This sanctuary is about 100 acres which is like 40 hectares of land with a rainforest and it is located 23 km from Entebbe and very close to the Equator in Lake Victoria. With in the Island are a number of wild animals which also have it as its home and also it is a source of food for the chimpanzees and all the animals that live in their. This island is established as an eco-friendly project with compost toilets, rainwater collection systems, proper waste management practices and solar energy for electricity and hot water all with an aim of conserving nature.
However this Sanctuary is a non-profit organization under the management of the Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT) in partnership with six other organizations interested in the well being and conservation of wildlife and they include Born Free Foundation, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Jane Good all Institute, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECO-TRUST) and Uganda Wildlife Society.
The sanctuary is open throughout the year and therefore visitors are free to come and visit and every visitor pay an entrance fee to see one or both of the chimpanzee feedings. Those who come during the day and overnight are all welcome and they can stay in luxury tents which are available however they have to be booked through the booking agent which is Wild Frontiers Uganda.

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