The reptile village itself isn't that extensive but a few very enjoyable hours can be spent there not least because the committed staff are eager to guide you around the village explaining all about the reptiles. Most of the reptiles found in Uganda are housed within the village environment which comprises cages for visitor safely and temperature control or outdoor enclosures for reptiles such as crocodiles. For the squeamish, best look away whilst they feed live chickens to those crocodiles (um, that's nature for you) some of who simply bask in the sun whilst the little chicks clamber all over them ~ until, of course they get hungry! You will also get the chance if wanted to handle tortoises and snakes.
Our two intrepid reports Ian and Ben had mixed reactions with Ian embracing the opportunity whilst Ben embraced the opportunity to say "no!" to snake handling. All of the reptiles in the village have been rescued from danger and part of the purpose of the centre is to how educate the local community about how to co-exist with reptiles safely. During your stay in Uganda the reptile you will probably see most often is the "gecko" or lizard. These creatures can often be seen scuttling around the inside of your room or tent. They are utterly harmless but also offer a useful service in that they feed on mosquitoes or other insects. Whilst a bit unnerving at first, don't panic, they won't harm you, have no teeth, and set about their insect clearing routines quietly and efficiently. Think of them as a cheap mosquito spray!
After you've explored all of these reptiles in Uganda at the village, the kids will enjoy taking a canoe or pedalo ride and splashing around in the small canal dug out within the grounds of the reptile park. This is included in the very reasonable cost of entry. All in all a well recommended adventure that you are unlikely to find elsewhere so take the opportunity to visit when in Entebbe. The Reptiles Village has its own website however it is currently unavailable. They can be contacted on +256 782 349583 but are open during normal hours seven days a week.
Take a boat trip or fly to Ngamba Island close to Entebbe with its chimpanzee sanctuary and interact with these orphans.
Entebbe Zoo, or the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre is a great place to see and learn about the animals of Uganda.
Spend a couple of hours at Entebbe's beautiful botanic gardens established in 1901 close to Lake Victoria.
Find out all about the former capital of Entebbe from its tourist attractions, its airport and accommodation.
As yet largely uncommercialised, Western Uganda has many tourist attractions for the explorer to visit.
As well as the main tourist attractions there are many other activities to enjoy in Western Uganda.
A guide to the main towns in Western Uganda, where to stay, eat and things to see and do.