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Entebbe-Zoo Behind the scenes, UWEC Entrance fees 

The Entebbe Wildlife Sanctuary (Entebbe Zoo), lovingly referred to as “UWEC” is found in Uganda. It was established in 1951. This site is 51 square kilometers (20 sq mi). On a massive 72 acres in size, this lush, sprawling zoo gives extended room to its animals, butterflies and birds species. In fact, the zoo is largely green in design, consisting of 3 separate ecological areas – The Wetland, The Savannah and The Forest all designed to mimic natural wildlife habitats. The zoo is dedicated to quality, sustainable enclosures for its population and intimate one-on-one encounters with the animals to educate on the importance of natural preservation for optimal spotting of the inhabitants. This zoo boasts some truly unique exhibits—such as lions, elephants, hyenas, leopard, rhinos plus enclosures for numerous endangered birds like shoe bill and other species

Detailed Itinerary:


This Entebbe-zoo behind the scenes tour gives you firsthand experience in the behavior, habitats and activities of UWEC Entebbe-Zoo diverse mammal, bird and reptile species. Learn how keepers feed the lions, carry out health checks, and bring the animals in at night as you join them in food preparation, observing interaction, and preparing their holding facilities. You may even get to personally meet a rhino. Return to your accommodation for drinks and dinner and to discuss this amazing experience with your fellow travelers.

FEES FOR KIDS:                         ADULTS FEES:

East-african: UGX 30,000         East Africa: UGX 50,000
Resident: USD15.00                            Resident: USD50.00
Non-East African: USD35.00               Non-East African: USD70.00


Join UWEC’s keepers in preparing the animals’ food, then jump on the tractor to move from one exhibit to another while you help feed an amazing array of exotic and endangered animals from giraffes to lions to chimpanzees. Get a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes of a rescue Centre as you attend keeper briefings, participate in recording the animals’ behaviors or observe keepers perform daily health checks. This full day adventure will leave you with the memory of a lifetime.

Note: Please be aware that the participation in keeper activities requires special vaccinations and precautions designed to protect your health as well as the health of the animals. Please refer to our information sheet (provided) for more detailed information on Keeper for a Day requirement, conditions, and considerations.

FEES FOR KIDS:                   FEES FOR ADULT:            

East-african: UGX 35,000     East-african: UGX 100,000
Resident: $35                        Resident: USD75.00
Non-East African: $70          Non Resident : USD150.00

UWEC behind the scenes day tour
Zoop keeper Feeding the Giraffes in the Behind the scenes day tour at UWEC Entebbe zoo Uganda


* Carnivals – Serval Cats, Lions & Leopard, 
* Hoof Stock – Impalas, Giraffes, Carmel, Bushbucks, African Elephants, African Buffalos, Rhinos.
* Primates – Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Red Tailed Monkeys, Pata’s Monkeys, Olive Baboons, Chimpanzees
* Birds & Birding – Shoebill Stork, Peafowl / Indian Peafowl, Ostrich, Gray Crowned Cranes, African Gray Parrot, African Fish Eagle
*Reptiles – Nile Crocodile, Marsh Terappin, Gobon Viper Snakes, Egyptian Cobras, African Rock Python
* Leisure – relax at the zoo beach and take a walk through the forest trail
* Donkey & Camel Rides
* Family fun

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