Meet our counsins- the Chimpanzees

Did you know that we share more than 98% of our genetic blueprint? Visit UWEC and discover many interesting similarities and other things that they can do!

Meet our solitary, silent bird- the Shoebill Stork

Did you know that, Shoebill Storks are rare and localised species is listed as Vulnerable? Visit us and learn more!

Meet the graceful and powerful cat- the Leopard

The leopard is so strong and comfortable in trees that it often hauls its kills into the branches. Visit us and learn more

Plan your overnight experience in our family cottages

Enjoy your overnight experience in our beautiful self contained cottages and grab a rare opportunity to get up close with some of UWEC's friendliest animals with your family!

The Centre's location on the edge of Lake Victoria, its rich vegetation and its surprisingly wide range of birds, butterflies and other indigenous animals make it an attractive venue for education as well as a pleasing one for those who visit, whether Ugandans or people from overseas.

UWEC boasts of a wide variety of wildlife species in the Mammal, Reptile, Bird and Primate sections. Most of the animals that come to UWEC have been rescued from smugglers, poachers or the community.

Bring your class or pupils along for a visit at UWEC Zoo and join us on the learning journey which helps you discover the unique aspects of animals under our care! Come close to them, explore, enjoy and learn how you can help save mother earth today.

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National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Applauds, UWEC management!

National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Applauds, UWEC management for compliance!

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Uganda's Lion Breeding Program boosted

Uganda's lion breeding program has been boosted with the acquisition of Letaba from  Lion Park- South Africa, courtesy of South African Airways and Mike Bester of Bester Birds and Zoo Animals in South Africa!
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Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
Plot 56/57 Lugard Avenue, Entebbe
P.O Box: 369 Entebbe-Uganda,
+256 414  320 520
  +256 718 329 299
 Fax +256 414 320 073
info@uwec.ug