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Ugandan Wildlife Rescue Centre - Volunteer Program

6-Day Work hands on with some of the most amazing Ugandan wildlife over 6 days!

From AUD $1277 per person

Get your hands dirty and make a difference! Your'e invited you to spend 6 days next to Lake Victoria and help this unique project. Spend time working with rhinos, giraffe or chimpanzees etc

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In 1952 the Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC), popularly known as Entebbe Zoo, was opened as rescue and rehabilitation centre for Ugandan wildlife. In 1994 UWEC began to focus primarily on conservation education. Today, over 175,000 school children visit the Zoo each year. UWEC’s vision is to be the leading centre for Biodiversity Conservation Education in Africa.
You will have the exclusive opportunity to assist Entebbe Zoo with its invaluable work. Spend 5 days beside the shores of Lake Victoria, working alongside the people and the animals that make this zoo so unique. Whether you spend your time working with the rhinos, giraffe or chimpanzees, every piece of assistance that you can offer will support the zoo in its mission. What better way to gain an in depth understanding of Ugandan wildlife and Conservation programs from the very people who work on the frontline. 

* This tour is available with new dates for 2019. This is a great option for all participants in the Jane Goodall Institute Adventure that want to extend their time in Africa, prior or post tour. Please enquire about the combo price package! Additional cost savings if you want to package this volunteer experience

What you will experience

  • Work with a range of species like rhinos, chimpanzees and giraffe!
  • Help build new facilities 
  • Clean out enclosures
  • Prepare food and environmental enrichment items
  • Witness the conservation efforts you are contributing too


Giving Back!


The Conservation Levy from this experience will assist in the construction of a new home for Charles the baby elephant.
In 2011 Charles (named after his rescuer) was found abandoned in Queen Elizabeth National Park. He was rescued and brought to Entebbe Zoo to be cared for. Now at 3 years of age and weighing over 700 kg, Entebbe Zoo is in desperate need of funds to develop a new home for Charles.




  • Airport transfer on arrival & transport to zoo.
  • Activities and accommodation as per itinerary.
  • Accommodation: 1 x night guest house / 4  x nights Zoo Bandas.


Discover more of Africa! Top Tour Extensions:


Combines seamlessly with -

  • The Spirit of Kenya
  • Mountain Gorilla Adventure
  • Jane Goodall Institue Adventure

Best Time of Year to Travel

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8 Positions Remaining

17-Feb-2019 to 22-Feb-2019


Single – A$1,277

Twin share – A$1,277

Family – (total for two adults + two children)

Tour Leader: Brooke SquiresBrooke Squires

Brooke Squires has worked in zoos, national parks and conservation areas around the world. These days, she divides her time between her beloved rhinos at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Victoria, where she is a rhino keeper, and the International Conservation Partnerships for Zoos Victoria.


8 Positions Remaining

16-Jun-2019 to 20-Jun-2019


Single – 1277

Twin share – 1277

Family – (total for two adults + two children)

Tour Leader: Raw Africa Eco-ToursRaw Africa Eco-Tours

RAW Africa Ecotours is a Kenyan based ecotourism company, working directly in partnership with Communities and Conservation programs throughout Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, DRC and Madagascar.

Level 2: Medium - Explore!

If you are in good health and your level of fitness is average, you can have a great time on this trip. The usual trekking distance is 3 to 5 kilometres at a time. Some of the terrain may be steep; in which case, if you feel that you are unable to participate, we provide optional activities for you to enjoy. Camping and other outdoor activities are also included that are not physically strenuous.

Best Time of Year to Travel

See our 2018 dates!

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Signature Encounters are unique, enchanting, private, and small-group focused. Our wildlife guides are highly skilled and knowledgeable and include real-life encounters in the itinerary, providing you with the finest travel experiences possible.

Note that the advertised dates for Signature Encounters cannot be changed.

Custom Encounters, hosted by a Raw Wildlife guide of your choice who stays with you throughout the entire tour, can also be arranged. Please see Custom Packages for more information.

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