Wildlife great and small, nocturnal animals, primates, birds, rodents and reptiles of all shapes and sizes can all be seen at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre. That's quite a mouthful for what is locally still known as the Entebbe Zoo. And if a day at the zoo is not enough, there is the option of spending the night there in an African hut, surrounded by grazing and slumbering animals.
The zoo is home to hundreds of species, from lions to leopards, buffalo, baboons, rhinos and elephants. As in every other zoo, the eccentric-looking animals are the most popular: check out De Brazza's monkey with his black crest and white beard, or the Shoe-billed stork with its shoe-shaped bill used for swallowing snakes, turtles or even a young crocodile. Special activities are available at an additional fee, such as a behind-the-scenes tour or an encounter with our closest relative, the chimpanzee.
“UWEC is a successful cross between a traditional zoo and safari park”