New Year’s message to the greater Ngamba family

"To everyone of the Chimpanzee Trust family, I extend to you my sincerest wishes for a Happy New Year. As we start 2019, Iwould like to thank all our trustees, staff, supporters and volunteers for the efforts during 2018 – a time of change, 20th anniversary celebrations and, of course, ever-increasing need to fundraise for the Chimpanzees on the island and sustaining human-wildlife relationship.

2019 is a thrilling time for the Trust as we embark on our new strategic plan. This new way forward aims to better reflect our work for chimpanzees, not just on Ngamba, but in the Albertine Graben and to enable us to send our conservation message nationwide and beyond borders.

As we celebrate the New Year, I wish all of you, and your families, good health and prosperity. Let us uphold our culture of praying everyday before we begin the day's work, but also believe that we are going to make it happen in 2019.

Lilly Ajarova
Executive Director

Ngamba Island Turns 20! 1998 - 2018

This year we launched an endowment fund to help support the long term sustainability of the sanctuary , care and welfare of chimpanzee residents at Ngamba Island. The journey has started and we humbly ask you to join us;  every penny counts. CLICK HERE

Donations so far: $30,111. Target: $1,3M - 2.0%

Target fund

1,3 Million $


30,111 $



To secure the operations of the sanctuary in perpetuity

Welcome to Ngamba Island
A peaceful home for rescued chimps

Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 49 orphaned chimpanzees rescued from across East Africa. Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT), an NGO, is responsible for all aspects of the sanctuary. Deeply committed to and involved in both field conservation and community education, we work closely with the Ugandan government and wildlife authorities. We offer both day and overnight visits to the sanctuary which provides an exceptional opportunity to closely observe these fascinating great apes in our unique setting.

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Learn about who we are, why we exist and our work to protect, conserve and educate.

Discover the magic of Ngamba Island and learn first hand what it takes to care for 49 rescued chimps.

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