“The Behind the scenes experience” – A 1 day short tour excursion at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre – Entebbe Zoo
Are you at your hotel in Kampala and you feel like moving out for a 1-day short tour excursion around Kampala. Here is an activity, the first one of its kind in Uganda that you can undertake alongside your Kampala city tour. Have you heard of the behind the scenes experience? This is a very memorable experience done at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) in Entebbe.
The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) also known as the Entebbe Zoo has made interaction with wildlife easier for everyone. UWEC is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife. While on your Uganda safari, you may choose to visit the Entebbe Zoo for the Behind the scenes experience before you go for big wildlife safari Uganda in one of Uganda’s National Parks you may have chosen because while in the park, you will not have a close interaction with the animals. UWEC now offers a 3 hours Behind the scenes experience. As part of this adventure, you get close to the animals, touch them, smell them or anything you may choose to do unlike in the past where these wild animals were kept in captivity for over the years.
While on your one day behind the scenes experience with these fascinating animals, did you know you can smell them? see them up-close and touch some of them? In order to experience that locked away excitement, let us take you to their home at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC Entebbe Zoo). While there, expect to interact with the African big 5 animals; Lions, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino, Baby Elephant. Others animals outside the big 5 include; Chimpanzees, the rare Shoebill Stork, monkeys, Giraffe, Cheetah, among the many. During your visit, you will join the reserve staff who will introduce you to the animals in the Zoo as well as give you the opportunity to assist in feeding, observing, and learning all that is involved to take care of the orphaned wildlife.
Why you need the Entebbe Zoo Behind the Scenes Tour
This Entebbe zoo behind the scenes Uganda wildlife tour gives you firsthand experience of the animal’s behavior, habitats as well as what they feed on. As part of your adventure, you will also learn how keepers feed the wildlife, how they carry out health checks, animal’s food preparation, observation, how to interact with them, and preparing they sleep.
Did you know you can be an Entebbe Zoo Keeper for a Day?
On this day, you will join UWEC’s keepers in preparing animals’ food, you will help feed an amazing array of exotic and endangered animals from giraffes to lions to chimpanzees. The Keepers will take you to have a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes at this rescue centre, you will attend keeper briefings, participate in recording the animals’ behaviors or observe keepers as they perform daily health checks. When you take part of this full day’s adventure, it 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.