It is a great honor for me to work for Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. We were founded in 1998 by Dr. Jane Goodall, and a group of founding trustees. The sanctuary, located on Uganda’s Lake Victoria, is home to 48 chimpanzees that have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. They live on 95 acres of pristine forest habitat. The chimpanzee in my video is 7 year old Sarah, and she is one my favorites. These great apes are a highly endangered species, and their conservation is critical. We share 98.7% of our DNA with the chimpanzees. Please visit http://www.NgambaIsland.org.
I am professional photographer, videographer, and the CEO of Chris Austria Safaris Ltd. in Uganda. Before moving to this beautiful country, I lived in Ethiopia, and Rwanda. My travel company offers customized wildlife, cultural, and photographic safaris in Uganda, and Rwanda. I’m very passionate about sharing the stunning beauty, culture, people, fashion, food and wildlife from the Pearl Of Africa. When I lived in the US, I worked with tigers, lions, and other animals for many years at Six Flags in Vallejo, CA and the San Francisco Zoo. This rewarding career inspired me to focus my energies towards wildlife conservation, tourism, and protecting endangered species. To see more of my work, visit ChrisAustriaSafaris.com, and ChrisAustriaPhotography.com