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Uganda Wildlife Education Center

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Address: Plot 56/7 Lugard Avenue, Entebbe, Uganda
Phone Number:
256706505722
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre is a home to the some rescued and...

The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre is a home to the some rescued and rehabilitated animals. Most of our residents are rescued; victims of bushmeat trade, habitat destruction, or illgeal trade.

Listen to interpretative talks from our guides, work as their surrogate mother for a day or spend a night in our hostel or cottages.

Secure day and night parking available.

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Visiting the place early morning was amazing because you literally almost have the place to yourself. There is a variety of wildlife and if lucky you get to feed them. Kids would... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here while I was volunteering in Uganda and it was amazing, being up close to the wildlife was an experience not to be missed, lovely weather, great staff, had a lovely picnic on the grounds and the children had a great time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been a number of times to this place the wild animals are in good health the number of animals has increased thanks to the zoo management . I recommend this place for people with enough time to know names and habits of wild animals. The most exciting animals to us were the chimpanzees. We all liked the way they... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First, some good things: a friendly guide named Julius who showed us around the lions, leopard, and rhinos, lakefront location on Lake Victoria, and opportunity to get close to Ugandan wildlife. After visiting many of the national parks, it is cool to get a chance to see the animals you saw on safari so up close and personal. Otherwise, I'm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the behind-the-scenes tour for an unforgettable day. Before lunchtime I’d kissed a giraffe, walked a cheetah, cuddled a shoebill who looked like he’d just fled from Jurassic Park, and fed some sweet potatoes to a grumpy elephant called Charlie. Then we helped the keepers lob sweet potatoes, bananas and other goodies to the chimps on their island. Look out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are very helpful and animals are great, beautiful grounds! We stayed in the bandas right on the grounds, wonderful overnight visit before heading home!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the tour with Dan and he was super knowledgeable. We got to pet chetahs, feed elephants, feed chimps and much more and we learned so much!!! Great day- fortunately another guest at our hotel told us about it or we would not have known- plan for 3-4 hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the place early morning was amazing because you literally almost have the place to yourself. There is a variety of wildlife and if lucky you get to feed them. Kids would love it there!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is tiny zoo. Although I don't like zoos, most animals seemed to have plenty space to roam around at this place. Clean and well marked signs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seemed a bit odd going to a zoo in Uganda but our young (local) cousins love this place. I have to say it is an neat little zoo holding a fair collection of interesting local animals and it is probably the only place you will definitely see Shoebill Storks as they are very hard to spot in the parks.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Commonly referred to as the Entebbe Zoo, the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) has on display a multitude of animals native to the area. It's amazing to see how some animals were created with great beauty, and others quite ugly. But they are all unique. EWEC has lions, giraffes, ostriches, zebras, donkeys, camels, birds and snakes. They also have an... More 

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