Uganda Wildlife Education Centre Set on the shores of Lake Victoria. The zoo is a must-visit for anyone coming to Entebbe for a leisure or educational tour. The center which sits on 72 acres, boasts of a wide variety of indigenous wildlife numbering well into the thousands and housed in natural settings. Depicting three of Uganda’s ecosystems: The Wetland, The Savannah, and The Forest.
The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) opened in 1952 by the Colonial Government. Then as an animal orphanage that offers sanctuary to young animals found abandoned in protected areas due to the death or poaching of parent animals.
In the early 1960s, gt the name traditional zoo until 1994 when its name changed to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre.
The Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (Entebbe Zoo) is located 15 minutes from Entebbe International Airport. 36 kilometers from Uganda’s capital Kampala. The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre cares for rescued animals, often victims of the bushmeat 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 who work with fauna every day. You can sign up as a fauna 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 stays/ 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 you at Uganda Wildlife Education Centre Zoo, Entebbe.
Plot 56/7 Lugard Avenue, Entebbe Uganda