- September 11, 2021
- Posted by: Love Uganda Safaris & Tours Ltd
- Category: Blog
THE UGANDA WIDLIFE CONSERVATION EDUCATION CENTRE (UWEC)
The Uganda wildlife conservation education centre is among Uganda’s homes to the wildlife species. Tourists with limited time to travel, can opt for a visit to this centre for wildlife viewing that is fused with wildlife education other than going to the far Uganda destinations.
The conservation centre was established in the early 1950’ first as a home to injured wildlife, orphaned animals or wildlife confiscated from the poachers. This later graduated to the present day conservation and education center for wild animals in Uganda that is currently managed by the government of Uganda.
The Uganda wildlife conversation and education centre carters for the rescue of injured wildlife animals from the communities, offering treatment with a team of professional veterans.
Among the conservation aims of the centers include the treatments of injured, stressed and sick wild animals to healing and recovery processes of the animals. The centre is established with well-designed facilities that help in the quarantine procedures of wild animals. This centre offer treatment to the infected wild animals without affecting or transferring infections to the animals or the communities.
The UWEC mainly deals in the conservation of wildlife fused with opportunities to visit and encounter the various wild life species located at the center.
Activities at the Uganda wildlife conservation centre
Chimpanzee close up experience
The chimpanzee integration experience is one of the exceptional adventure at the UWEC sector. This involves participating individuals having a close encounter with the chimpanzees at the sanctuary with the help of a keeper. The experience involves physical contact with the chimpanzees without any barrier. Getting to know their behaviors, history and challenges with the help of a keeper who will interpret the different gestures, sounds and vocals made by the chimpanzees.
The close up experiences in the conservation centre are available from Monday to Sunday starting at 7:30am. It begins with a short briefing by the keeper about how the whole activity with be carried out. Amount of $290 is paid for participants that are interested in the chimpanzee close up activity.
Behind the scene
This activity involves getting a close encounter of how the wild animals in the centre was taken care of. This includes their feeding processes, cleaning and many more. The activity takes about 2 hours with the help of the keeper who guides through the whole process.
The activity time if from 9 to 12 am for the morning session and from 2:30 to 4:30pm for the evening session. Non East African Adults pay $70 and kids $35, residents pay $50 kids $15 while the East African residents pay 50,000ugx and 30,000ugx for the kids.
Exclusive VIP experience
For tourists that want to fully explore the Uganda wildlife conservation and education centre, this activity is the best option. It takes about 3 hours involving one to one encounters with the wild animals. A personal guide is fully available for this experience taking through the details of all the animals located at the centre.
Tourists interested in this activity they pay $100 for adults and $50 for kids, $50 for the foreign residents adults and $25 for kids. For the East African resident’s adults they pay 35000ugx and 15000ugx for the kids.
For nature lovers, the forest walk is highly recommended. It is a 1 kilometer walk through the forest of the centre. A sight of a number of bird species, butterflies, mammals and over 100 plant species can be experienced. The walk takes about 1.5 to 2 hours with the keeper guide in lead of the walk.
Tourist Adults pay $15 for the forest walk with children paying $5. The Foreign residents pay $10 and children $5. For the East African residents these pay 1000ugx and 5000ugx for the kids.
Long stay volunteer programs
These are suitable for the well-wishers of the wildlife centers. Volunteers involve in a series of volunteer activities that involve food preparation for the animals, cleaning of holding facilities, animal observation, interpretation talks, enclosures and many more. Volunteering at the centre is recommended for 5 days in a week.
Wildlife at the UWEC
The UWEC is home to a view primate species of Uganda. These include olive baboon monkeys, black and white Colobus monkeys, patas monkey, red tailed monkey, Rwenzori white and black Colobus monkey and chimpanzees. Tourists that are interested in the view and site of primates, the UWEC centre would be the best option.
For the cat family, the Uganda wildlife conservation and wildlife centre is home to the lions, serval cats and leopards.
Hoofed wild animals in the conservation area include reedbuck, impalas, hartebeest, giraffes, and giant forest hog, common Eland, Camel, bush bucks, African elephants and African Buffaloes.
Reptile species at the Uganda conservation centre include the Nile crocodile, Gabon viper, marsh Terrapin, Egyptian cobra and the African rock Python.
The area is home to over 120 beautiful bird species with the most common ones that include: the Giant kingfisher, Peafowl , pink backed pelican, Ostrich, Grey crowned crane, African fish eagle, African gray parrot, great blue turaco and many more.
Accommodation at the Uganda wildlife conservation education centre
The centre is well established with a number of accommodation facilities that favor over stays at the centre. Available for staying guest.