NGAMBA ISLAND CHIMPANZEE SANCTUARY was established to care for orphaned chimpanzees that have been rescued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Many of the chimpanzees were rescued from poachers and are unlikely to survive reintroduction to the wild. Ngamba Island is 100 acres (approximately 40 hectares) of rain-forest 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 set up as an Eco-friendly project with compost toilets, rainwater collection, proper waste management practices and solar energy for electricity and hot water.
UGANDA WILDLIFE EDUCATION CENTER also known as Entebbe Zoo, is lovingly referred to as “UWEC” was established in 1952. A massive 72 acres in size, this lush, sprawling zoo gives extended room to its animals, butterflies and birds species. In fact, the zoo is largely green in design, consisting of 3 separate ecological areas— The Wetland, The Savannah and The Forest all designed to mimic natural habitats. The zoo is dedicated to quality, sustainable enclosures for its population and intimate one-on-one encounters with the animals to educate on the importance of natural preservation for optimal spotting of the inhabitants. This zoo boasts some truly unique exhibits—such as lions, elephants, hyenas, leopard, rhinos plus enclosures for numerous endangered birds like shoe bill and other species