The island offers overnight accommodation as well as 1 and 2 weeks stays. It is certainly not cheap, but your money pays for the rescue and upkeep of the Chimpanzees. The accommodation is first rate. The tents are super deluxe with comfortable beds, full bathroom/shower, covered open space kitchen and dinning areas and large patios with sun chairs overlooking Lake Victoria. You also get extra time with the Chimpanzees and staff. If you have the budget, this is a must stay place.
I would absolutely recommend staying on Ngamba Island.
You stay in a tent but it is FAR from roughing it. The tent is more like a room that happens to have canvas walls. They are complete with beds (I think they all have 2 twin beds), lamps, restrooms, everything you'd find in a normal hotel. Maybe not 4 or 5 star, but very comfortable. The best part is you have your own huge balcony overlooking Lake Victoria (literally just feet from the water).
I don't know what the price by itself to stay here is, because I stayed as part of a package with the chimpanzee walk (which I also highly recommend) but bookings are arranged through Wild Frontiers, which you can find through Google or you can email me and I'll try to hunt down their email for you.
You have a huge balcony with a chaise lounge that is almost IN Lake Victoria it's so close.
They also have an on-site chef and I probably my best meals in all Uganda here. The entire island is very eco-friendly also, and they'll tell you all about composting and that sort of thing if you're interested.
By staying on the island you get a much better feel from the place. Besides being able to take part in the chimp walk you also are able to talk with the staff, who not only are very knowledgable scientists/zoologists but locals with amazing stories of their own.
I didnt stay here, but the facilities look very lush for camping in Style. These campsites are very well set up to stay type with proper beds inside and look very very comfy indeed. It is the only way to stay on the island . Contact Wild Frontiers for bookings below...
Camping on a Sanctuary of Chimpanzee's in set up camps with proper beds in Africa... sound good to me...
It is possible to stay overnight on Ngamba Island, in permanent African style tents overlooking the lake and accommodating two people. Duvets and linen are provided as are solar powered en suite facilities and all meals. We only visited for half a day, but I can imagine that it must be quite an experience at night with the sound of the gregarious chimps punctuating the silence of the night.
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