1 Day Entebbe Zoo Tour & Behind the Scenes at UWCEC

1 Day Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) Tour

Overview of the 1 Day Entebbe Zoo Tour

1 Day Entebbe Zoo tour to Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) formerly referred to as the Entebbe Zoo is the best Uganda day tour for wildlife viewing. 1 day Entebbe zoo tour customized by us is inclusive of UWEC entry rates and prices for transportation and lunch.

Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

Formerly Entebbe zoo, the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre was established in 1952 by the colonial government with the aim of protecting rescued wild animals. Today, it’s the best place to have a highlight the wildlife in the Uganda national parks. Most importantly the conservation institution carries the mandate of educating Ugandans about the importance of conserving the country’s biodiversity.

Entebbe zoo plays an important role in rescuing and rehabilitating injured, orphaned and confiscated wild animals. Endangered species are bred here then after being released to the wild to prevent their extinction. UWEC is a habitat for about 400 indigenous animals, 250 bird species and 500 plant species. Some of the animals in the park include lions, leopards, baby elephants, cheetahs, rhinos, giraffes, chimpanzees, monkeys, crocodiles.

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Highlights/Tour Summary

  • Visit to Entebbe zoo
  • Guided wildlife viewing at UWEC 
  • Behind the scenes experience 
  • Relax at the Entebbe zoo beach
  • 1-day tour excluding accommodation before and after 
  • Available all year round 

Things to know about Entebbe Zoo 1 day tour

  • Kid-friendly and can be undertaken by all family members
  • You require some vaccination to involve in the keeper for a day 
  • It’s a day tour without accommodation unless requested

Detailed itinerary of the 1 Day Entebbe Zoo Tour

Your 1-day tour to Entebbe zoo starts early in the morning with pick up from your place of residence in Entebbe or Kampala-Uganda’s capital. After meeting and greeting, you then embark on the drive to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe.

You arrive at the zoo which is a habitat to wildlife for an amazing experience. Some of the animals you see here include the lion, elephant, cheetah, rhino, camel, chimps. Birds like the ostrich and the rare shoebill stork can be seen at the zoo. Primates like the monkeys are also present at the zoo. 

Behind the scenes, the experience will allow you to interact with the animals by getting involved in feeding them. The experience allows you to learn more about their life and how they fit in the general ecosystem in Uganda. Most of the animals in the zoo are animals that were rescued from poachers and others brought to the zoo for educational purposes. 

In behind-the-scenes experience, you join the UWEC’s keepers in preparing the animals’ food, then after jumping onto the tractor to move from one exhibit to another while you help feed an amazing array of exotic endangered animals including primates and apes. 

Keeper briefings help you get a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes of a rescue center, you can also participate in recording the animal’s behaviors or observe keepers perform daily health checks. The full-day 1 day Entebbe zoo adventure is an amazing experience that will leave you with lots of conservation memories. 

After the experience, your driver-guide will ensure your drive to your place of residence either in Kampala or Entebbe. Be it if you are having a departure flight via Entebbe International Airport, your Uganda tour guide will drop you off at the airport.

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