A cheetah experience at the Uganda Wildlife Education Center often times attracts multitudes of visitors that are looking forward to get up close these amazing cats. There is ex-situ conservation and conservation education passed on to people about the plight of the elusive cats. The Cheetah experience is satisfying and unforgettable.
The guides at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre are cautioning the visitors regarding the Cheetahs’ reaction to colours and call upon the visitors not to go extreme and touch their tails, stomachs and even their feet. There are two big cats at the Wildlife Center; Pian and Upe, and these are brought in an open space with collars for those interested in taking photos of the Cheetahs and on request their collars are put off for a sprint.
Cheetahs are popular cats in Kidepo Valley National Park in the North Eastern part of the country. This game park was recently recognized and shortlisted by CNN among Africa’s 10 best safari parks. The park is truly a wilderness haven; dry, hot and remote, yet spectacular and still virgin, waiting to be discovered.
Covering 1,442 square Km located in the Karamoja region, Kidepo Valley is the perfect place that you can encounter Cheetahs in the wild on a Safari to Uganda , with their only remaining population here currently estimated at 20. Cheetahs are categorized among the endangered species that are facing extinction and are recorded under the Appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES).
Racing with the fastest creature on land is not a simple task. The Cheetahs are simple and gracefully fast animals at a speed of 120Km/hr and can accelerate from zero to 110km/hr in a remarkable three seconds, faster than most of the modern super-fast cars. The pair of the big cheetahs at UWEC will bring a unique experience of Kidepo Valley out of the wilderness.
Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) was opened in 1952 by the colonial government as a home for wild animals that were found injured. UWEC is under the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities in Uganda and is recognized as a success. It is an attractive place for education and tourism for leisure.