On his recent visit to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre,...
I stayed here for 2 nights while backpacking around East Africa. I stayed in the dorm (which is huge) so I got a room all to myself. There was only one other person staying there. The staff gave me my key but didn't give me any more information than that. I eventually found the bathrooms and the one computer they have for guests to use the internet. They have a lakeside 'restaurant' which closes at 6 PM.
Our time in Uganda was spent doing humanitarian work and we hadn't seen any wildlife, so we thought this would be a good option to see some African animals the day before our flight out of the country.
If you want to get up close to animals, this is the place to do it! If you aren't looking for luxury and don't mind basic accommodation, this is a wonderful option!
The bandas are clean, comfortable with working bathrooms at a good price. Food is not included but you are in town so can walk to dine out or dine in the zoo itself.
Everyone was very friendly and appreciative. There's a small gift shop with good prices on the premises and roving monkeys. Would be especially fun for families to stay here.
UWEC is beautifully situated at the shores of Lake Victoria. A peaceful and tranquil place to work, relax and enjoy. Hospitality and courtesy is synonymous to UWEC culture . The experience of working with animals, especially when you are almost up and close, during feeding hours is as much overwhelming and rewarding. Ample opportunities embed the long stay volunteer program of UWEC. It is a perfect place for me and for every animal enthusiast. Tushar Kulkarni- Bombay India
Today as I look through my entire volunteer experience, I would rather say that I am short of words. Nothing ever could be as fulfilling as the days which I spent working at UWEC. Excellent food at the UWEC restaurant added to the spice. Making me feel at ease and comfort is what Isaac ensured during my entire stay. Even on weekends he wouldn’t spare his duty to visit me and find out whether everything was ok with or if I needed something. Driving me to the food market, departmental store, facilitating bank transactions and foreign exchange, all wouldn’t have been so easy if it wasn’t Isaac. He made me feel at home throughout my stay. I came back to Mumbai with nothing but memories to cherish for lifetime. Isaac made all the difference to me during my entire stay at UWEC. Turshur
Up close and animal Fureaeru is a nice zoo! We are now a very good experience to be able to touch or directly or give the food, such as the giraffe and elephant! ! Guide also was easy to understand and tell me kindly. Interaction with serpent was nervous! Service that will wound to the neck is was good because it can not quite experience. However, be careful because the clothes are dirty!
Never done the keeper for the day thing - but the bandas are fantastic value for money - good beds - mosquito nets in good condition - very hot water in the shower - they now include breakfast at the centre's restaurant in the price - go for it. Only downside is there is no nightlife, bar or restaurant within walking distance - small negative - great place