The Uganda Wildlife Education Conservation Centre (UWEC) famously known as Entebbe Zoo was on Friday opened again for Tourists.
The zoo has been closed since March this year because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Minister of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities Tom Butime reopened the facility saying he was satisfied with the standard operating procedures put in place there.
Dr James Musinguzi the Executive Director of UWEC says the development was a big relief.
“This was the first time in History to close UWEC for five months. But as we were closed, we managed to renovate and develop our packages and facilities,” he said.
Dr Musinguzi also urged tourists to adhere to social distancing rules and other Covid-19 preventive measures.
“We will no longer have guided tours in the zoo. Each person will be taking themselves for tour. Don’t forget to wear protective equipment as prescribed. Visiting hours will start from 8:30am to 5:00pm.”
UWEC is home to 291 animals which include primates, cats, birds, reptiles and many others.