"Partners in the Welfare of Wildlife"


The first hospital launched at Myende landing site

The nearest hospital to Myende fishing village on Lake Victoria is over 18Km away. Transport to the hospital would cost over $10 but with no guarantee of getting the right medication after diagnosis by the medical officer as medicines were in most cases out of stock.This proved a challenge to especially pregnant women and children to access medical services.

It is with this background that we partnered with 4Uganda Inc. to construct the first medical centre in this village. The hospital that will serve over 65,000 people was launched this October. Special thanks to American Heritage School, Delray Beach, Florida, USA and Ms. Linda Greenberg for enabling this project.

International meeting on biodiversity a ray of hope for conservation
Chimpanzee Trust was part of a delegation from Uganda that participated in the United Nations Convention on biodiversity conference of parties. This was held in, Pyeongcang, Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea. Paul, the Project Manager engaged in round table discussions on Wildlife Management in a landscape Perspective and gave the Payment for Ecosystem Services case as one that has successfully conserved biodiversity in unprotected areas.
‘Being part of this conference has provided a new momentum for the Trust to explore new opportunities after a consensus was reached to increase funding for biodiversity in developing countries,’ says Paul Hatanga, Project Manager.
The Convention on Biological Diversity is an international treaty for the conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable use of the components of biodiveristy and the equitable sharing of the benefits derived from the use of genetic resources. The conference has a near universal participation of countries with 193 countries.


Bilharzia reduces among island communities

Bilharzia is ranked among the Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa which has affected over 42 million people. It is a common disease among fishing villages on Lake Victoria mainly because of poor sanitation in these communities.

For the last 3 years Chimpanzee Trust has partnered with Dr. Russell Stothard of Liverpool University, UK, to study, test and treat Bilharzia at the sanctuary among the chimpanzees and caregivers as well as communities neigbouring Ngamba Island.

From his last visit in July, Dr. Russell with a team of other doctors had a one day clinic at Kiimi island where they tested over 50 children. Those found with Bilharzia were treated.

Some samples were also taken for further analysis.


We were honoured to host Dr. Jane Goodall to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on 18th January 2014. This is what she thinks of the sanctuary.



Enjoy a fishing trip on Lake Victoria

Have a get away on the cool waters of the 2nd largest lake in the world; Lake Victoria. Take a fishing trip and try your luck at catching a Nile Perch.

We have a wide range of fishing methods although trolling has been the most popular.
All our boats have experienced and trained skippers for every trip. Fishing boats are equipped with fishing equipment, GPS, rain suits and an icebox to keep your drinks cold. All fishing equipment are
available for your use however, if you prefer to bring your own, you are welcome to do so. Our policy is ‘catch and release’.
Call our reservations office on

Tel: +256 758221880
Email: reservations@ngambaisland.org

An opportunity to give back this holiday season

The season is here! You are wondering what gifts to give to your loved ones. How about providing the much needed welfare to a chimpanzee

A Gift for $50

Purchase a chimp guardianship for a loved one and they receive a profile and photo of Sara and a Chimp Guardian Certificate.

All the proceeds from your gift will help
provide a safe haven for orphaned, rescued chimpanzees at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Uganda and protect chimpanzees from habitat loss and the illegal bushmeat trade.

Make your online donation now

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Dr. Jane Goodall at Ngamba Island

Dr. Jane Goodall at Ngamba Island

We were honoured to host Dr. Jane Goodall to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on 18th January 2014. This is what she thinks of the sanctuary.

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Ngamba Island’s alpha male passes

The remains of Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary’s alpha male, Mika were found in the forest yesterday. Mika has been the Ngamba Island chimpanzee group’s alpha male for over 10 years. He was reported missing on the evening of the 22nd of September when he did not return […]

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Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary- Excellent Destination

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence as a Top – Performing Business on TripAdvisor. The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to businesses that rank in the top 10% worldwide for travel feedback. We would like to thank all our visitors who take […]

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Science has proved that the chimpanzee is man’s closest relative, rating it at 98.7% DNA similarity. This fact sets the chimpanzee apart from any other known primate.Perhaps this similarity points out what we witness as an outstanding character in Medina, a chimpanzee that was rescued along with […]

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Dr. Jane Goodall today released 17 African Grey parrots at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. These birds were confiscated from Bulgaria in April 2010. “I am excited to be here and pull the string that has given these parrots their freedom back to fly out,” said Dr. Jane […]

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Environment education and culture are inseparable if we are to make an impact in western Uganda. This is because some cultural norms that have existed for generations and are highly regarded, encourage conservation of wildlife and environment. It is for this reason that we joined the Bunyoro […]

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As part of our conservation education program that we code named ‘Change my community’, we partnered with Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, to expand the Energy Saving program that we had begun in schools in Hoima District. Our education team together with 3 technical personnel from […]

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We have earlier mentioned that integration of new chimpanzees in the main existing group is a gradual process that is handled with utmost care. In March 2011 we received 4 infants from Southern Sudan. These have gone through the process and we are delighted to report that […]

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KWEC Holiday Program

The holiday program majorly targets students and pupils in the holiday to come and study at the Kyamalera Wildlife Education Centre in Hoima, complementing the Change my Community program. One hundred seventeen students and pupils attended lessons, which were held on every Tuesday and Friday, running from […]

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Human-Wildlife Conflicts

We are witnessing an increase in human-wildlife conflicts due to human population increase, expansion of development, climatic changes and other human and environmental factors that have caused an overlap between the people and wildlife, direct competition for the decreasing natural resources. On 20th May 2013, we took […]

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