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Uganda Wildlife Education Center

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Address: Plot 56/7 Lugard Avenue, Entebbe, Uganda
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre is a home to the some rescued and...

The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre is a home to the some rescued and rehabilitated animals. Most of our residents are rescued; victims of bushmeat trade, habitat destruction, or illgeal trade.

Listen to interpretative talks from our guides, work as their surrogate mother for a day or spend a night in our hostel or cottages.

Secure day and night parking available.

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Nice trip for a couple of hours

Visited the Zoo and had one of the volunteer guides walk around with us (we gave him 50,000 shillings, wasn't sure if this was too much). It was nice seeing all the animals and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A friend and I did the US$70 Behind the Scenes tour and I thought it was absolutely worth it. The experience will vary from day to day, but we got to pat a cheetah, hand-feed a young elephant, pat a white rhino, pat the shoebill stork, feed a giraffe. The lions were on a starvation day so we didn't feed... More 

Thank mlgAustralia
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Center was a longish but doable, pleasant walk from the Boma where we were staying. The animals look well cared for (I am on the Board of Directors of an exotic wildlife sanctuary in the U.S.) and had well kept, large enclosures. The highlight of the trip for me was the rhino. The keeper was there enteracting with her... More 

Thank Ferretarchaeologist
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Zoo and had one of the volunteer guides walk around with us (we gave him 50,000 shillings, wasn't sure if this was too much). It was nice seeing all the animals and the guide seemed very knowledgeable. The baby elephant was super cute and the monkeys really funny.

Thank Nerlita J
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have planned to stay in Kampala and travel via flight then visit this Zoo on your way near to the Airport. This is located in Entebbe. You can see Rhino, Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Giraffe, Chimpanzee and Snakes in Natural environment. Good to have a look in two to three hours time.

Thank jthatparan j
Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For $70, you have have a guide and arrange encounters with several animals: you can feed the baby elephant, lion (through fence), and giraffe, and pet the rhinos and shoebill stork.

Thank MLovei
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this place today. It good but it's not well looked after. There are no gorillas here,would be nice to see them here.the Ugandan people are good. The Chirac was lovely.

Thank talha u
Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Its the only place in Uganda where someone can find all kinds of animals and a variety of them and the knowledge regarging to the animals

Thank SamuelSamsisma
Lynnwood, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Uganda's Wildlife Centre rehabs animals that wouldn't survive on their own. I Iearned a lot about the rhinos from a volunteer who was observing them that morning. Running free were colobus and vervet monkeys. Sunbirds, crowned cranes, hugely ugly marabou storks and other birds I couldn't identify stalked the grounds. There's even a beach near the refreshments center. The bandhas... More 

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I visited the Uganda wildlife education centre way back in 2004. My experience was great. I got to see some African wildlife and walked in beautifully up kept tree shaded walkways. Overall a memorable experience

Thank Ali S
Ocean City, Maryland
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Our stay at Uganda's Wildlife Center was educational, fun, and the best part for us was the TLC given by the staff to all of the animals. You truly feel the love and see all the care and effort put into the educational center. We stayed in one of the cottages inside the zoo for three nights. We spent one... More 

Thank Autumn R

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