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The Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre is located in Entebbe along the shoreline of Lake Victoria in Uganda. The Wildlife Education centre is popularly known as Entebbe zoo and the names are very often interchangeably used.

Throughout its history, the Entebbe zoo has been a home for wild animals that were found as casualties in Uganda. These animals were either found sick, injured, orphaned or confiscated from illegal wildlife practices.

While tigers were recently brought to the zoo, all the other animals are indigenous to Uganda and have their roots in Uganda's wild places.


On your visit to UWEC (Entebbe Zoo), you can enjoy any of the following activities as you learn about their conservation work.

  • Bird watching
  • Animal watching
  • Wildlife / Conservation Education
  • Photography
  • Volunteering
  • Keeper for a day
  • Forest Trail (nature walk)
  • Chimpanzee close up experiences
  • Group Picnics

Animals At Entebbe Zoo

On your visit to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, you will find and learn about many animals and birds. Here are a few of the animals you will find at Entebbe Zoo.

  • Lions
  • Leopards
  • Elephants
  • Giraffes
  • Elands
  • African Buffalos
  • Giant Forest Hogs
  • Cheetahs
  • Serval Cats
  • Olive Baboons
  • Red-tailed Monkeys
  • Viper Snakes
  • Cobra Snakes
  • Shoebill Stork
  • African Gray Parrot
  • Peafowl
  • African Fish Eagle

When To Visit

You can visit the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre all throughout the year. Since it is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, the wet and dry seasons are not very different and visitors are welcome at any time of the year.

If you are travelling to Uganda for a longer safari, plan your visit to Entebbe zoo alongside your Uganda safari. Business travellers or people who are stopping in Uganda for a short period can visit UWEC with so much ease.