Ngamba Island: “We can in our own little ways support the fundraising campaign”

UTB CEO Lilly Ajarova when she visted Ngamba Island early this month.


  • Ngamba Island is part of the Koome group of islands located in Lake Victoria
  • It also includes Kiimi, Nsazi, Koome, Bulago and Damba Islands.
  • The Island is a home to 50 orphaned chimpanzees that need our support through donations or visiting on either a day or overnight.
  • The sanctuary has an extraordinary experience no one will forget.

Kampala—23, June 2020: Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has called on Ugandans to support Ngamba Island in many ways.

Lilly Ajarova the UTB Chief has found out the extent of the damage caused by the floods on Ngamba Island and has come out to speak about it.

A conservationist and tourism expert, she said (verbatim).

“Few weeks ago, I visited Ngamba Island after learning of the destruction rains had done at the place. What I saw when I reached the Island is not what I had been expecting. I wasn’t ready for that level of destruction.”

“That was not the Ngamba Island I knew. Those who know me, know how close to my heart this place is, so seeing it like this really saddened me.

The level of damage caused by floods to the Island. Ajarova leading her delegation.

“I was taken through a tour to ascertain the extent of the damage caused by the floods and later, i had a meeting with the team before going away. But even as I left, one thing was clear, there was a lot to be done at this place.”

“At the moment Ngamba Island is closed to visitors who always contributed too much of its income that goes a long way to help maintain the place, and also take care of the Chimpanzees.”

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“Ngamba needs me and you to help it rebuild itself from the destruction caused by the floods but also make sure the Chimpanzees don’t go hungry.

“We can in our own little ways support the fundraising campaign that’s going on and make sure that this place is back to that place we loved to visit, take pictures at. Those Chimpanzees we much love playing with, looking at as they play, need us to make sure they don’t starve.”

“The Ngamba Island in these photos isn’t the one we would wish to visit. Please join us and let us bring it back to the Ngamba we know.” She said, with appeal tone.

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