"Partners in the Welfare of Wildlife"


Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 48 orphaned chimps rescued from throughout Uganda. Island facilities offer day and overnight visitors an exceptional opportunity to closely observe and interact with these fascinating great apes in this unique setting. Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT), an NGO, is responsible for all aspects of the sanctuary at Ngamba Island. Deeply committed to and involved in the conservation education of local communities, CSWCT also works with the Ugandan government and wildlife authorities in their rescue operations of orphaned and confiscated chimps.

"Only if we understand can we care.
Only if we care will we help.
Only if we help can they be saved."
-Dr. Jane Goodall

Visitor Programmes at Ngamba Island

Visits to Ngamba Island include a range of options, from two types of day visits (half & full day), to tented overnight excursions, to the long-stay programme (a one or two week programme) designed to immerse the visitor in the life of Ngamba's chimps. Read more


This program affords well-wishers the opportunity to adopt a chimpanzee of their choice at Ngamba Island Sanctuary and contribute towards the feeding and veterinary care of this adopted chimp. Read more


CSWCT urges you to help us protect and preserve one of the world's most precious treasures: the chimpanzee. No contribution is too small; support for the chimps comes in many forms. Read more


Closely working with communities living alongside wild chimpanzees in Western Uganda, this programme seeks to educate villagers on the value of their untamed neighbors and to cultivate an appreciation for their proximity and existence. Read more