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Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre

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Plot 56/7 Lugard Avenue, Entebbe, Uganda
+256 706 505722
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You can go there and have a guide,you will really love it .. it is clean well maintained and you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mervat S
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Visited the wildlife centre at around 11am on a Thursday and the place was deserted with noone... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Luke S
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The Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (Entebbe Zoo) is located 15 minutes from Entebbe International Airport, 36 kilometers from Uganda's capital Kampala. The centre cares for rescued animals, often victims of bush meat trade, habitat destruction, or illegal trade. Individuals that can make it in the wild, are released back. We don't buy animals nor use them for entertainment, but rather as ambassadors to help save and maintain those in the wild, wild! Listen to interpretative talks from our; keepers, guides work with animals every day. You can sign up as an animal surrogate mother for a day, participate in behind the scene experiences or simply spend a night in our hostel or African cottages as you await your flight or meeting! Our facility is ideal for both short and long stay/ visits, whilst in Uganda. Secure day and night parking available or quick access to public transport/ taxi is just a call away. We are always thrilled to receive your at UWEC Zoo, Entebbe.
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“baby elephant” (19 reviews)
“white rhino” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Plot 56/7 Lugard Avenue, Entebbe, Uganda
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+256 706 505722
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can go there and have a guide,you will really love it .. it is clean well maintained and you can also spend some time behind the scenes that is to say you can feed the animals youself.

Thank Mervat S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the wildlife centre at around 11am on a Thursday and the place was deserted with noone around and most animals still in their tiny cages. The facility is not well maintained which is a shame as it has so much potential. The variety of...More

Thank Luke S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is good for both animals and human being!!!!!!!!! Animals enjoy living in their cages as if they are in the natural bush and they a free to welcome visitors!!!!!!! the natural scenery, beach,restaurant and other activities makes it the best zoo in the...More

Thank mfitee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can see the zoo is trying to create awareness and eduction about the animals which is important in a developing country but it has a lot it can improve on. We were disappointed to see so much rubbish not only around the zoo but...More

Thank 988willow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ugandan Wildlife Education centre was formed in 1994 having previously functioned as a zoo.In 2015 the "U.W.E.C(Uganda Wildlife Education Centre)" received the"World Association of Zoo's and Aquaria " award from among all the zoo's in the world.I was one of the first entrants into...More

1  Thank MumbaiRiders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I participated in the behind the scenes activity and it was awsome, i shall go back soon for that huge snake.

1  Thank YvonneMuliro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such an amazing visit "behind the scenes". I visited this Zoo earlier but this option is more interesting for the sure. Playing with two cheetahs, feeding the lion and leopard was very exciting, being with a shoebill, feeding chimps... so, so, nice indeed...

2  Thank Bojan V
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We booked the "behind the scenes" tour and had a great experience! Our guide met us at the center entrance and drove us through the tour in one of the center's keeper vehicles. He was very informative and clearly cared about the animals in his...More

1  Thank NYCTraveller323
Imujaasi09, Public Relations Manager at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for your support and we are glad that you enjoyed your experience. Please visit again. Thank you.

Reviewed 7 January 2018

This zoo/wildlife education center does its best to show the animals in a positive and informative light. The center is run down and needs some care and attention, but the staff do their best to provide information to visitors. The informative boards are older, but...More

1  Thank wingedkitty
Imujaasi09, Public Relations Manager at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for your support through visiting the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre. We are glad that you appreciate the centre works and challenges. As you did mention, we have a huge financial need to be able to smoothly operate. That is why we...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We visited and did the behind the scenes tour. Excellent and a must see. Our guide was knowledgeable and showed us how this Centre is trying to help preserve some endangered species. We got to feed a giraffe, a baby elephant and some rhinos. We...More

Thank Suet910
Imujaasi09, Public Relations Manager at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting the centre. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience. We will strive to improve the visitor experience as we seek to provide quality animal welfare standards in Uganda. Thank you once again.

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nick248080
24 December 2017|
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Response from Imujaasi09 | Property representative |
Cheetah encounter ticket or behind the scenes
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Karen F
14 October 2017|
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Response from cpl1775 | Reviewed this property |
You do not need to book in advance but it is recommended as they have a limited amount of spots per day. We always call before we go down to check availability. Weekdays are the best as there are fewer people. Feeding... More
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Brad P
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Yes, we take credit cards
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