Tourists defy Ebola threat to spend time with chimps in Uganda

A boatload of tourists and locals on the way to Ngamba chimp sanctuary in Uganda.
A boatload of tourists and locals on the way to Ngamba chimp sanctuary in Uganda.

Innocent Ampeire, one of the animal caretakers on the Island revealed that the chimps under their custody were rescued from the wild at a tender age while, others were rescued from traffickers who take them to European countries. He explained that on rescue the animals are put in what they call “holding facilities” for some time before they are integrated with others. He added that the number of the chimps on the island is maintained by using implants.

Tourism is among the leading earners for the country’s revenue with about US$48 million a year. In East Africa, Kenya leads with an average of two million tourists, followed by Tanzania with about 800,000 tourists a year and Uganda appears at the bottom with just about 200,000 tourists annually, a number which, according to African Adventure, can be changed with government intervention.

13 thoughts on “Tourists defy Ebola threat to spend time with chimps in Uganda

  • December 15, 2014 at 2:20 pm
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    These tourists have found out that there is no Ebola in Uganda and the flash information of Ebola in Uganda will not stand the time. This is to let the rest know that it is true there is no Ebola in Uganda come see the “pearl of Africa”.

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  • January 8, 2015 at 9:00 am
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    Ohhh..What a cute gorilla! I am really surprised why people are so much tensed for Ebola, whereas it is clearly notified that Ebola has only affected to South Africa not East Africa. Thanks for this post.

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  • January 25, 2015 at 6:12 am
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  • January 26, 2015 at 11:53 pm
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    We still welcome those who are enthusiastic about Africa & would like to come to Uganda to watch the gorillas

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  • January 26, 2015 at 11:56 pm
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    Uganda still has a lot to offer more than Gorillas,while gamerangertours will take you through all that you can Adventure in Africa.no Ebola at all.we love you.

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