It started as a zoo and later became a wildlife centre for the recued animals for the purpose of educating the public about wildlife conservation. Its Located in Entebbe town wakiso district at the shores of Lake Victoria, the second largest fresh water lake in the world. It gives the best introduction to Uganda’s flora and fauna in all the protected areas. UWEC Zoo houses as many plants and animals in a near world situation and one can spend half, full day to two days in this facility observing the wonders of the country.
UWEC was established in 1994 as a trust to revive the neglected Entebbe Zoo and provide leadership in educating Ugandans about the benefits of conserving the country’s biodiversity.
Uganda Wildlife Education Centre has recently become tourism destination due to the purpose of learning and conservation of wildlife. A number of Ugandans and Foreigners flock in for tourism and learning and it is very hard to visit without finding groups of students in the area.
Uganda Wildlife Education Centre consists of animals that are free ranging, those in cages, birds and several tree and shrubs. Animals such as lions, leopards, white rhinos, elephants, giraffes, chimpanzees and so much more can easily be viewed while at Entebbe UWEC Zoo.
Uganda Wildlife Education Centre has a number of activities at affordable costs for those interested in visiting the centre. Activities include guided tour around UWEC. With this, you are given a guide who will walk you around showing you all attractions at UWEC while attending to all your questions. You may choose to participate in behind the scene program to learn more about what takes place behind the scene. Other interesting activities include: chimpanzee close up that allows you to get up close with chimps. Chimpanzee close up will require you to have certain medications.
UWEC participate in conservation initiatives in Uganda including wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, therefore it has a fully-fledged veterinary hospital services; and captive breeding of endangered species of the area. It also contributes to scientific research and is committed to develop education programmes for the general public, with particular emphasis on instilling a conversation ethic and engaging young people.