Fodor's Expert Review Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
On the lakeshore in Entebbe, the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre plays a multi-facted role: it's an animal rescue centre, veterinary institution and tourist attraction all rolled into one — but perhaps its most significant role is as an education facility for future generations. Referred to as UWEC (pronounced Ooh-Eck), the former Entebbe zoo is home to an array of Ugandan species, usually inclusive of a few school trips. Facilities for the animals may feel a little cramped, but the team place great importance on putting conservation first, making it a pleasant enough place to while away a spare morning or afternoon in Entebbe. To get the most out of your visit, book the Behind-the-Scenes tour ($70) for a chance to enter some of the enclosures and meet the animals, or the Chimpanzee Close-up ($260), for a cuddle with one of the orphaned chimpanzees in their care.