A Visitor feeds a Girrafe during a Behind the Scenes Experience

About UWEC
Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC), popularly known as Entebbe Zoo is located 26 kilometers from Kampala and just 15 minutes from Entebbe International Airport. Opened in 1952 as Entebbe Zoo, it was converted to Uganda Wildlife Education Trust primarily as a Conservation Education Centre in 1994. The 2015 Act transformed the Trust into a statutory organization and a lead agency for conservation education, rescue, rehabilitation, quarantine services, species recovery among other roles. Animals at UWEC are used to inspire behavior change and conservation action, especially on young people.

Go Behind the scene

Have you ever seen the wildlife education centre, animals the way keepers do? Take a tour behind the scenes for a closer look of how we look after animals under our care! Enjoy a safe mini safari experience in our animal exhibits or participate in animal feeding sessions with help of the keepers.

Family take on a baby Elephant close up Experience

Children Zoo Experience

Chinese Guest interacts with a visiting School at UWEC

There are many Child focused opportunities for exploration at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre! Enjoy the children zoo experience where your children will have a hands-on experience and work with our staff to discover many amazing facts, behavior and other hidden treasures of animals under our care. Tour the zoo with a ride on the Noah’s ark, which offers a different view of many of the animals exhibits in the shortest time possible. Take a moment to admire the beautiful medicinal gardens, aviary, Lake Victoria among other learning experiences at the centre.
Overnight Camping/ Stay Experience Have you ever slept a wild animal facility? Explore the zoo when it is less crowded. Listen to birds and a variety of animals calls through the night. Join the keepers in the animal sleep or wake up routines or simply watch their late feeding habits.

Day Visit Animal Experience
How much do you know yourself? There is no better way of understanding our emotions, behavior and other attributes without examining the creatures with whom we share this planet! Take a couple of hours or a day off your daily schedule and visit UWEC Zoo. Through your time at the centre, watch the differences between wild animals, domestic and perhaps ourselves- humans. No reservation or advance booking required.

For Details Contact;

Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

Plot 56/7 Lugard Avenue

P.O. Box 369, Entebbe

info@uwec.ug +256 414 320 520