Tour overview

This 1 Day Entebbe Wildlife Experience takes you to visit The Uganda Wildlife Education and Conservation Centre formerly referred to as the Entebbe Zoo is the best Uganda day tour for wildlife viewing.

Formerly Entebbe zoo, the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre was established in 1952 by the colonial government with the aim of protecting rescued wild animals. Today, it’s the best place to have a highlight the wildlife in the Uganda national parks. Most importantly the conservation institution carries the mandate of educating Ugandans about the importance of conserving the country’s biodiversity.

Entebbe zoo plays an important role in rescuing and rehabilitating injured, orphaned and confiscated wild animals. Endangered species are bred here then after being released to the wild to prevent their extinction. UWEC is a habitat for about 400 indigenous animals, 250 bird species and 500 plant species. Some of the animals in the zoo include lions, leopards, baby elephants, cheetahs, rhinos, giraffes, chimpanzees, monkeys, crocodiles.

Highlights/Tour Summary

  • Visit to Entebbe zoo
  • Guided wildlife viewing at UWEC 
  • Behind the scenes experience 
  • Relax at the Entebbe zoo beach
  • 1-day tour excluding accommodation before and after 
  • Available all year round 

Things to know about Entebbe Zoo 1 day tour

  • Kid-friendly and can be undertaken by all family members
  • You require some vaccination to involve in the keeper for a day 
  • It’s a day tour without accommodation unless requested


  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fees
  • Driver Guide
  • Transport to and from Entebbe

Not Included

  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Any meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Any activities not mentioned
  • Any items of a personal nature like laundry

8 Am

You will be picked early morning by 8:00 am from your residence or hotel in either Entebbe or Kampala with a transfer to Uganda wildlife zoo.
You shall check in with a brief by the zoo keepers before you actually embark on your experience.
The animals to pet and feed are told to us during the experience, these may include rhinos, cheetahs, cats like lions, giraffes, elephants and the chimps and it’s upon the zoo management to inform you about the animals to experience while on your visit.

After you’re the main behind the scenes experience in some of the animal enclosures you will have a walk through the zoo sighting a number of animals in their respective enclosures. You may also sight a number of birds and monkeys on free range.

Photographs will make this trip more interesting and memorable.

After this experience you will have a mouthwatering lunch in one of the restaurants around the zoo and later have a brief visit to the markets of Entebbe. You will then be dropped off at your respective area of stay in either Entebbe or Kampala.

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