Mabamba Birding - Mabamba Bay Wetland Uganda Birding Tour Safari

Mabamba Bay Birdwatching

Destination: Mabamba swamp on the shores of Lake Victoria

Overview

Mabamba Bay is a unique extensive marshland west of Entebbe International Airport that stretches along a narrow bay fringed with papyrus towards the main body of Lake Victoria. For bird lovers this papyrus swamp is characterized by small channels of marsh-filled water and lagoons habouring many bird species including the elusive shoebill stork.

Birdwatching in Mabamba Bay

We shall set off after an early breakfast with a packed lunch and travel to Mabamba Swamp to spot the rare shoebill. The journey takes about an hour by road via Nakawuka-Kasanje. A canoe ride through the papyrus swamp will take you to the area for spotting the Shoebill bird among other rare Africa birds like the Malachite Kingfisher, Swamp Flycatchers, African Purple Swamphen, African Water Rail, Common Moorhen, Lesse Jacana, African Jacana, African Pygime Goose, White faced whistling duck,, Squacco heron, Blue breasted Bee eater, African Jacana, and Saddle – billed Stork, among others. We shall return to Kampala in the late afternoon.

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The Legendary Shoebill - Uganda Birding Safari and Birdwatching Tour

The Legendary Shoebill

The Mabamba Birding Activity

For Mabamba Birding, We shall set off after an early breakfast with a packed lunch and travel to Mabamba Swamp to spot the rare shoebill. The journey takes about an hour by road via Nakawuka-Kasanje. The wetland is home to a variety of bird species and birding will take us a whole day.

A canoe ride through papyrus swamp will take you at the best spot of spotting the Shoebill bird among other rare Africa birds like the Malachite Kingfisher, Swamp Flycatchers, African Purple Swamphen, African Water Rail, Common Moorhen, Lesse Jacana, African Jacana, African Pygime Goose, White faced whistling duck, Squacco heron, Blue reasted Bee eater, African Jacana, and Saddle – billed Stork, among others. We shall return to Kampala in the late afternoon.

The tour package includes:

  • 4WD safari vehicle with popup roof
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Services of an English Speaking Driver/guide.
  • Entry fees
  • Pickup and Return airport transfers

The tour package excludes expenses of a personal nature such as:

  • 0ther drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Telephone expenses
  • Personal insurance
  • Cigarettes

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