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List of African Wildlife & Primate Sanctuaries

List of African Wildlife & Primate Sanctuaries

Africa is a place known for primates and wildlife adventures including reserves which are homes to the primates and other wildlife like the chimpanzee , Large Mammals and various apes.

In democratic republic of congo , there are many primates like the mountain gorillas, Eastern Lowland Gorillas, Boobons and Chimpanzee.

Check out on the Lwiro , Grace Gorillas.

Entebbe wildlife sanctuary

The Entebbe Wildlife Sanctuary is a lovely sanctuary found in Uganda. It was established in 1951. This site is 51 square kilometers. The wildlife sanctuary specializing in conservation education, wildlife rescues and rehabilitation, and captive breeding of endangered wildlife species and also is a fun and exciting place to see and learn about the animals of Uganda and the ecosystems in which they live. Take some time to learn how they live, eat, play, and talk.

It’s the only place where you have chance and access to interact with several animal species through one of the on-site programs called behind the scenes, and keeper of the day were you have chance to feed, groom and relate with the animals with a well-trained animal keeper at the centre. Keep it up #UWEC zoo. We love you.

It is also a place where u learn the value of what wildlife holds. Explore deeper and know much more than what just a mere textbook can provide. Indeed the best place to learn and the best people to work with.

Otze forest wildlife sanctuary

The Otze Forest Wildlife Sanctuary is a government-managed wildlife sanctuary in Uganda. The site covers 0.39 km². The sanctuary is found 18km northeast of Moyo Town and covers an area of 188km2 with an altitudinal range of 7601, 667m. The forest is located on an escarpment overlooking the White Nile as it flows northward, and is bounded to the northeast by the international border with Sudan.

Surveys have recorded 261 tree species and show that the reserve comprises 8% bush land grassland, and 52% forest/woodland. Otze has been identified as one of Uganda’s Important Bird Areas with 168 bird species recorded. Of particular interest is the fox kestrel (recorded elsewhere in Uganda only in Kidepo Valley National Park), one of 14 of the 22 Sudan–Guinea savanna biome species found in Uganda.

The others are the white-crested turaco, red-throated bee-eater; Uganda spotted woodpecker, Emin’s shrike, the red pate and foxy Cisticola, chestnut-crowned sparrow weaver, black-bellied fire finch, brown-rumped bunting, black-rumped waxbill, bronze-tailed glossy starling, purple glossy starling, and the piacpiac. This total is matched in a Uganda protected area by the far larger Murchison Falls National Park and exceeded only in Kidepo (16) and Mount Kei Forest Reserve (15) north of Kiboko. A population of chimpanzees was recorded in the reserve during the 1995 Forest Department survey but their present status is unclear.

Ziwa Rhino wildlife sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a private, non-profit, animal sanctuary in Uganda. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a collaborative effort between the Uganda Wildlife Authority, the Rhino Fund Uganda, a Ugandan NGO committed to the restoration of Uganda’s rhinoceros population and Ziwa Ranchers Limited, a private land management company. The sanctuary offers a secure place where rhino populations can be expanded by breeding, protected from human and non-human predators and gradually re-introduced into Uganda’s national parks, while at the same time, allowing the public to enjoy these majestic animals, as the project moves forward.


The sanctuary is located approximately 180 kilometers (110 mi), by road, north of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. This location is near Nakitoma Village, Nakasongola District, in the Kafu River Basin, off the Kampala-Gulu Highway.

Presently the sanctuary is home to fifteen (15) southern white rhinos. The sanctuary has become increasingly popular with tourists; for rhino trekking, bird watching, nature walks and relaxation.

A team of approximately 78 park rangers and security guards keep a 24-hour watch on the rhinos to ensure their safety. The 70 square kilometers (7,000 ha) sanctuary is surrounded by a 2 metres (6.6 ft) electric fence to keep the rhinos in and the intruders out. The sanctuary is home to at least 40 mammal and reptilian species including monkeys, antelopes, hippopotamuses, crocodiles and numerous bird species Tourist facilities at the sanctuary include a safari lodge, guest house, budget accommodation, and camp grounds. The accommodations are two separate businesses and both have restaurants that offer meals to tourists. In addition to on foot rhino trekking, tourist activities include birding, canoe rides and nature walks.

Ngamba Island chimpanzee wildlife sanctuary

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee wildlife Sanctuary was established in October 1998 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 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 set up as an eco-friendly project with compost toilets, rainwater collection, proper waste management practices and solar energy for electricity and hot water.

The Sanctuary is a non-profit organization which is co-ordinated and managed by the Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust. CSWCT is a partnership with six organizations committed to the welfare and conservation of wildlife.

Getting there

There are different types of boats catering to various groups and budgets. Boats can be booked through Ngamba Island Reservations Office. Speedboat travel from the dock in Entebbe to Ngamba Island is approximately 45-50 minutes; travel by traditional motorized canoe takes approximately 90 minutes and by air it’s approximately 20 minutes from Entebbe Airport or Kajjansi Air strip. Independent operations also offer visits to the island. You can arrange your own transport, but make sure that you check availability with Ngamba Island Reservations Office to avoid disappointment. We strongly recommend that you book your lake journey directly with Ngamba Island Reservations Office or travel with a reputable company to ensure your safety. The Island facilities offer day trips and overnight trips

The sanctuary is open all year round to visitors who pay a nominal entrance fee to view one or both of the chimpanzee feedings. Day and overnight visits (staying in luxury tents) are available and can be booked through the booking agent, Wild Frontiers Uganda.

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