Student Camping Experience at Ngamba

Ngamba Island student camp offers sanctuary adventures for children aged 10 – 17 during school breaks. All adventures are 3 day long courses with different themes, designed to spur the understanding & appreciation of chimpanzee behavior as well as the practical skills to address conservation and other pressing global environment issues.

Campers learn from our experienced staff including the caregivers, educators and veterinarians all in simple but fun experiences. Each child will go away inspired to be a steward of their environment and ready to make a difference in the world.

Activity Time Description
Travel to Ngamba Island 45min – 1.5hr Departure is at UWEC for motorized canoe or water club for speed boat
Setting up Camp 1 hr Students participate in setting up tents
Powerful Beginning 1 hr The powerful beginning is having fun, setting rules and expectations. It’s also an activity meant to ensure that we know one another, staff and teachers
Observing chimpanzee behavior, records, enrichment & observation 1 hr Children have opportunity to learn, practice and develop chimpanzee identification. They also practice recording & interpreting behavior. Additional activities include learning about the importance of enrichment and make enrichment materials
Late Night Art Children have fun, share memories, their visions for the future of wildlife conservation through our late-night art games. Children will be amused by their art in the morning light
Sleep Children experiencing camping ‘under the stars’ nestled warmly in their tents
Refreshing Breakfast Children enjoy a fresh breakfast prepared by our chef
Ngamba Island Environmental Management Policy 35min Children learn from staff about how the sanctuary is managed through the practical application of building a small compost heap
Forest Visit 20min Children trail through nearby island forests; identifying plants, insects and birds. This exciting activity helps children to appreciate nature around islands
Lunch Children enjoy a full lunch before departing the island
Island Departure Each child leaves with an Ngamba Island t-shirt, certificate of completion and a new excitement about chimpanzees & environmental conservation


9-17 years


USD 185 per child in groups of 10 or more.


  • Airport & pier transfers to/from Entebbe
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Full-board Meals (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) including bottled mineral water
  • Entrance fee to Ngamba Island
  • Activities and excursions mentioned in the program
  • Accommodation at Tented Camp


  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $50 per person)
  • Hotel fees
  • Entrance fee to Ngamba Island
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above
  • Items of personal nature