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Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre

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Plot 56/7 Lugard Avenue, Entebbe, Uganda
+256 706 505722
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The Uganda Wildlife Conservation is a Zoo.The specimens are worthwhile.They are healthy and well kept.

Though the animal and bird exhibits are worth the visit a few points should be observed.Numerous... read more

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Mumbai, India
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This has been a fantastic holiday. We booked with Gorillas and Wildlife Safaris Entebbe... read more

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The Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (Entebbe Zoo) is located 15 minutes from Entebbe International Airport, 36 kilometers from Uganda's capital Kampala. The centre cares for rescued animals, often victims of bush meat 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 work with animals every day. You can sign up as an animal 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 stay/ 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 your at UWEC Zoo, Entebbe.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Plot 56/7 Lugard Avenue, Entebbe, Uganda
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+256 706 505722
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Reviewed yesterday

Though the animal and bird exhibits are worth the visit a few points should be observed.Numerous children groups are allowed in the premises, but care has to be taken that they don't disturb the animals.The exhibits are quite healthy.I would recommend the organisation to increase...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This has been a fantastic holiday. We booked with Gorillas and Wildlife Safaris Entebbe. Everything went like clock work from our arrival and being met by our driver for 8 days, Ahmed. Ahmed looked after us wonderfully, knows his country and facts and beauty of...More

Thank Jerry P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on the first day of a two week African trip that included six days on safari in Tanzania A small group did the Chimpanzee Encounter. This is expensive ($300) and limited to only four people (okay we talked them into five!) but for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) in 2016 and returned June, 2018. First of all I was thrilled to see the number Uganda citizens coming to visit and get deeper appreciation for their natural bounty. I recommend buying the Behind The Scenes ticket for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I surely miss Zakayo the great already, was a very intelligent Ape!, it reminded me of Kingkong and Ceaser in the Rise of the planet of the Apes

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

If you could spare 70 usd in Entebbe please come and visit UWEC for their Behind the Scene Program. It is quite pricey, normal entrance (without program) would cost you 15 USD per person and the Behind the Scene is 70 USD per person all...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

This place lets u feed the girafs, touch real life cheetas and also feed an elephant. Do I really need to say anything else? Undoubtedly one of the best experiences of my life visiting this place... Life changing experience..

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

the UWC is an excellent place to spend a morning or afternoon. We did the backstage tour, which was great. We were able to get close and personal with some of the wildlife, such as patting a cheetah, rhino and a shoebill and feeding a...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Well laid out small zoo where you can get close to the animals. I took the tour with a guide which was a good call as he was very knowledgeable and really keen to pass this on. Expect to spend a couple of hours here...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

It was a nice walk and to observe Chimps, lions, leopards, rhinos, crocs, otters, birds and reptiles. But was disappointed to see thin giraffe, buffalo, elephant. The tour guide was very good and resourceful.

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Xanadu444
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Response from Mervat S | Reviewed this property |
sorry i cannot remmber coz i also was entitled to get discount since am resident of East Africa .. yes u need a guide
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25 December 2017|
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Response from Imujaasi09 | Property representative |
Cheetah encounter ticket or behind the scenes
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Response from Clyde M | Reviewed this property |
I went on a week day and did not book in advance. I paid the normal entry fee and ran into a park guide who explained the option of the behind the scenes tour. Sounded like a good idea so he took me to the group doing the... More
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