Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary’s 25th Anniversary

In a world that often demands our attention elsewhere, the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary stands as a beacon of hope and dedication to the conservation of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. This year, the sanctuary celebrated its 25th anniversary with a series of remarkable events that underscored the significance of this milestone. From a tea party hosted by Mama Janet Kataaha Museveni, the First Lady of Uganda, to a public lecture, a cocktail fundraiser featuring the launch of the Chimpanzee Action Plan, and culminating in the grand Silver Celebration Gala Dinner, it has been a year to remember. We are thrilled to share some of the highlights with you and express our profound gratitude for your unwavering support over the years.

The Tea Party with Mama Janet Kataaha Museveni

The celebration kicked off in style with a delightful tea party hosted by Mama Janet Kataaha Museveni, the sanctuary’s esteemed patron. Her presence added a touch of prestige to the occasion, emphasizing the importance of chimpanzee conservation in Uganda. It was a memorable gathering, where tea was sipped, stories were shared, and the commitment to protecting these magnificent creatures was reinforced.

The Public Lecture

The educational aspect of the anniversary celebrations was underlined by a public lecture. Experts in the field of primatology and conservation shared their insights, helping attendees understand the critical role that sanctuaries like Ngamba Island play in the survival of chimpanzees. The lecture provided a platform for raising awareness and inspiring action.

Cocktail Fundraiser and Chimpanzee Action Plan Launch

One of the standout moments of the anniversary was the cocktail fundraiser, which saw the official launch of the Chimpanzee Action Plan. This strategic blueprint outlines the sanctuary’s goals and aspirations for the next chapter of its conservation journey. The event brought together individuals who believe in making a difference, and their contributions will undoubtedly drive positive change for the sanctuary and its inhabitants.

The Silver Celebration Gala Dinner

The pinnacle of the celebrations was the Silver Celebration Gala Dinner, a momentous occasion that marked a quarter-century of unwavering dedication to chimpanzee conservation. This event brought together passionate individuals, dignitaries, Ambassadors, and heads of institutions and organizations, all united in their commitment to protecting these incredible creatures and their natural habitats.

The Gala Dinner served as a platform to honor and express gratitude to the sanctuary’s long-standing supporters, volunteers, and staff who have been instrumental in its success. Their tireless efforts and dedication have ensured that Ngamba Island continues to be a sanctuary where chimpanzees thrive and where conservation goals are met.

Silver Gala Dinner Highlights


As Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary celebrates its 25th anniversary, we reflect on a quarter-century of remarkable achievements in chimpanzee conservation. These events – from the tea party to the Silver Celebration Gala Dinner – serve as a testament to the sanctuary’s enduring commitment to the welfare and preservation of these incredible creatures. The support and dedication of individuals like you have been instrumental in this journey, and we look forward to many more years of making a positive impact on chimpanzee conservation.

Together, we can continue to protect these magnificent animals and their natural habitats, ensuring a brighter future for both chimpanzees and our planet. Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey.

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