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Mabamba Swamp

1 Day Bird Watching In Mabamba Wetland Swamp. Safari

Mabamba bay swamp-wetland is located in Entebbe and it is known to be a prime bird watching site close to Entebbe and Kampala.  Mabamba wetland is the perfect place where you can spot the shoebill stork in addition to Murchison falls park.

Elevated at 1130metres above sea, level this wetland can be accessed by a ferry. It has recorded slightly over 260 different bird species in addition to the shoebill stork. Mabamba wetland is strategically located on the Northern shore of Lake Victoria.  With its excellent weather and habitat,  the wetland has been registered as a Ramsar site and an Important birding area. 

1 day bird watching safari Mabamba wetland
Shoebill stork

Mabamba wetland is home to 4 globally threatened bird species and these include; the Blue swallow, the White-winged warbler, the Pallid and the papyrus gonolek.

Migrant species like theWhite-Winged Black Terns, Gull-Billed Terns, and Whiskered Terns frequent this Ramsar site during the months of October to March. Soe of the resident species you should expect include;  Grey-Headed Gulls, Spur-Winged and Pygmy Geese , Malachite Kingfisher,  Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Papyrus Canary, Goliath Herons,  Carruther’s Cisticola and so much more.

Join our 1 days Bird watching safari in Mabamba wetland in Uganda for an opportunity to spot the rare shoe bill stork and other birds.

Day 1: Transfer to start Point, Take Boat in Wetland- Return to start Point.

The 1 day bird watching safari Mabamba wetland starts with pick up from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe to transfer to Nakiwogo landing site. Take a ferry to cross to Kasanje landing site and then drive to mabamba swamp. Watch out for birds en-route as you transfer to the wetland. Using a motorised wooden boat  you will ride through the marshes following a number of different trails searching for birds. Watch out for most of the afore mentioned bird species and especially the shoebill stork. There is an option of proceeding along the woodland and savannah trail. This takes you to a sand quarry. Hence giving you an opportunity to see more of birds during this bird watching safari.  Return to the main land and transfer back to your hotel. End of 1 day bird watch tour.

In conclusion, Mabamba wetland is one o f the perfect places for bird watching in and around Kampala. f you wish to longer bird watching safaris, please find some below.


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