Choose to either go by a Sport Bike or a Vehicle, inform us at info @wave expeditions.ug and we tailor your safari accordingly! The founders of the Reptile village state that their main objective was to educate people about reptiles and at the same time have a habitat where they can learn about the many different species that can be found in the country. The village was established in between 2002 by Yasin Kazibwe a Reptile Expert who is also reported to have rescued close to 38 different species of snakes that he relocated to the habitat between 2003 to 2008. Mr. Kazibwe also wrote a “Snake bite” guide book and made a number of reptile documentaries.
At the village you will be sure to find a number of reptiles
indigenous to Uganda such as; snakes, chameleon, tortoises, monitor lizards and
of course the crocodiles. They are all kept in their respective cages with the
crocodile enclosed in a huge pond and like most African countries, anytime
snakes or crocodiles are found they are either captured or killed and this
village provides a safe haven for this poor creature.
Most of the reptiles found on the grounds are mostly rescued
from near death and brought to the village to be taken care of. It is even more
interesting when you see the several chameleon species in a cage changing
colours as they crawl around their home, such a remarkable sight.
When there almost everyone rushes to the snake section, even
when you have a fear of the reptiles you will want to see them out of curiosity
and there is a big chance of petting a python and the peaceful tortoises that
are children favorites at the village.
The village will kill your fear of reptiles especially
snakes with educational tidbits given by caretakers during the visits about
what the animals are and about their nature. The best part about this tour is
it is something you do not expect to do, but you will find yourself enjoying
the every little information that you did not know about some of the species of
reptiles that we have in Uganda, you will be shocked to know that not all
snakes are killer snakes.
They have one called the egg-eating snake that is
non-venomous and solely eats eggs and at the same time, you will find the
beautiful three-horned chameleon. The village can be found 3km is away from
Fees for the day trip
to reptile village. $150 Person inclusive of sport bike + full time English
speaking guide and lunch.
Please feel free to contact us for a customized Entebbe day