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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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For visitors on their last day before leaving, do visit UWEC

UWEC, formerly known as the Entebbe zoo, offers a wide range of animals kept there, but also birds, medicinal plants, orchids and more. A visit gives a roundup of what tourists... read more

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Kennewick, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take time to enjoy this zoo. I love the bone exhibit! You can walk down to the beach on Lake Victoria, see quite a few animals (ones you probably didn't get to see on safari)and have a guide educate you on the animals and plants. I will visit again.

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

UWEC, formerly known as the Entebbe zoo, offers a wide range of animals kept there, but also birds, medicinal plants, orchids and more. A visit gives a roundup of what tourists may have seen, or not while on safari in Uganda. Highly recommended half day excursion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there for my birthday and we had a wonderful tour. I pet a cheetah, kissed a giraffe and met a stork billed crane. It was worth every penny and more. Our guide Charles was fantastic and it was one of the neatest experiences of my life. And I felt good supporting the center and its mission.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is quite special, we can get close to the animals. It does a good job at educating. The boutique prices are fair. There is an access to the beach if you want to relax there. The location is great, I walked from my hotel (Askay).

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Montignac, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I appreciate the effort Uganda is taking to inform its people about their unique wildlife. The only way it can survive is to make future generations aware of their fragile position. However many enclosures were quite poor, lots of animals were alone (otter, baboon, elephant, young lion, crocodile) or didn't look very well. Chimp Island looked very nice! Loved the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a great place for all those who are on short stay in Uganda and would love to see the wildlife. Here you learn about different species of wildlife and the rescue journey of the indigenous species. Being a wildlife education center i had initially thought there would be only handful of animals to see, but to my surprise there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The behind the scenes tour was surprisingly well done. I too thought it might be a bit contrived or zoo-like based on what other reviewers had said, but Daniel, the guide that I had, did an excellent job explaining their history of progressing from being a zoo to redesigning the animal enclosures so they would be roomier and more realistic.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 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 10 January 2017

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 6 January 2017

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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