Kampala business family, the Ruparelias recently offered to become a lifetime guardian for a chimpanzee at the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Lake Victoria.
This came to light recently as tourism minister Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu and other top officials joined others at Speke Resort Munyonyo days ago to celebrate 20 years of the sanctuary that has the Chimpanzees as the major tourist attraction.
Minister Kamuntu said Ruparelia’s offer to be a lifetime guardian for the chimp demonstrates his attachment to tourism and conservation in the country.
The sanctuary offers exceptional chimpanzee experience, birding, photography, water experience, sport fishing, African cultural experience, sunset cruises, camping experience, nature walk and educational tour.
World renowned conservationist, Dr. Jane Goodall flew in to attend the celebrations last month that saw the world celebrate the first ever Chimpanzee Day.
The Day was meant to celebrate of man’s closest living relatives and continue to learn about them but also to invite participants around the world to take action in efforts to conserve this magnificent species, and improve their well-being and care in and outside of captivity.
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust cares for the chimps.