VISIT TO THE UGANDA WILDLIFE EDUCATION CENTRE

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Highlights

  • Bird watching
  • Guaranteed animal sighting
  • Cool breeze from lake Victoria

UWEC was opened in 1952 by the Colonial Government then, as an animal Orphanage that offered sanctuary to young animals found abandoned in protected areas due to the death or poaching of parent animals. In the early 1960s, it became a traditional zoo until 1994 when it was converted into The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC).

VISIT TO THE UGANDA WILDLIFE EDUCATION CENTRE
The visit offers an exciting opportunity to see over 50 animal species represented by over 200 animals. All these are housed in large, open air enclosures simulating their natural habitat in the wild with interpretations about each animal’s biography, biological and social information. A 1000 meter forest trail offers a habitat for free ranging antelopes, beautiful debrazza monkeys, vervet monkeys and hundreds of beautiful colored butterflies and indigenous plant species.

Avid bird watchers can exploit this paradise to catch glimpse of over 250 bird species. This wildlife establishment nestles near a long and lovely shoreline of Lake Victoria which has been developed into a beach. You are welcome to have the amazing experience and an up close with the vulnerable and but cheerful wild animals in the haven of Uganda Wildlife Education Centre.

There is also a fabulous one day trip to Entebbe to do the Behind the Scenes tour of the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre. You get to pet the Rhinos and caress the baby elephant, hold the African Rock Python, and Kiss the Giraffe (if you want!).

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