Ngamba Chimpanzee Island

Ngamba is one of the few places in the world you get to have a once in a life time interaction and experience with chimpanzees, it is reached by a 1 hr boat ride during which you also cross the equator, you experience feeding and taking care of the chimps, you can also do a forest walk with the chimps. The care givers are very caring and welcoming to both the visitors and the chimps. If you are staying overnight, the food and services are fantastic. The flora, fauna and setting of the island is also very captivating.

Island is 100 acres of rainforest situated a short boat ride (23 km) away from Entebbe, near the Equator in Lake Victoria, Uganda. It supports a rich diversity of natural wildlife and provides a variety of natural foods for the chimpanzees.

The Island is a project of the Chimpanzees Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT), it was established in 1997 by the Born Free Foundation , the International Fund for Animal Welfare , the Jane Goodall Institute (Germany and Uganda), The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre Trust and the Zoological Board of New South Wales  and it provides these orphaned chimpanzees with a secure home to live out their lives, since a return to their natural habitat is not possible, while educating visitors and local communities about their remarkable species and the importance of conserving their fragile forest was officially opened to visitors in 1999.

NOTE; there's a long list of mandatory vaccines you must get before doing any chimp interactions (since they have almost 99% same DNA as us, they can also catch human diseases), so be sure you read the list & provide proof of vaccination in advance.