2015 March

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March 30, 2015by admin0

We were scheduled for a half-day excursion to Ngamba Island but the boat motor wasn’t working so our Wild Frontiers guide substituted this “Behind-the-Scenes” zoo tour. What great luck! Our guide, Nicholas, offered in-depth information on each of the exhibits and carefully explained the mission-specific rehabilitation work of this organization. We piled in the back of his pickup truck and headed off into the giraffe sanctuary where these gentle giants ate carrots right from our hands. He took us into the shoe-billed stork area and showed us how to attract this prehistoric bird by looking down, wagging our heads and making a beyond-description. The rhinos came to him when he called. . . so many more unique experiences. Nicholas’ knowledge of each of the animals, their story and rehabilitation progress was remarkable. Unfortunately, I don’t know the actual cost of this adventure but it’s certainly worth investigating if you plan to visit.

Adopted from, Case USA, Minneapolis, MN on our Trip Adviser Page Review March 2015.


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March 30, 2015by admin0

I hate zoos. This is not like the ones back home in Singapore or the western owrld. It is many many acres (bring your walking shoes!). The animals here have all been rescued from poachers, found injured or orphaned or otherwise saved.
The enclosures are roomy and imitate the animals natural habitat. Not exactly like the wild but as close as you can come in captivity.
Entry fee was reasonable. Can’t remember exactly.
For $70 you can actually go around with a guide to feed and get up close with the animals – lions, giraffe, zebra, white rhinocerous, snakes, chimpanzees, etc. for about half a day.
Staff I met were all helpful and polite.
Very pretty and mostly shady, wide walking lanes.
Places for children to play and ride donkeys.
Nice restaurant overlooking the water when you’re done!
I really enjoyed it.

Adopted from Tripadvisor UWEC page”Ask PSG104 about Entebbe Wildlife Education Centre”