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1 Day Mabamba Swamp Birding tour - Shoebill stork Uganda

This 1 Day Mabamba Swamp Birding tour or shoebill stork birding safari spots you to the shoebills at the Mabamba swamp. The Swamp is located just outside of Kampala city about 1 hour and 20 minutes of drive time with access on Masaka or Entebbe Rd.

Mabamba swamp is an arm of lake Victoria connecting the main fishing village of Busi Island. The swamp lies near a relatively small village of Kasanje town with a few hills sarrounding the entire swamp with fishing as the main activity catching mostly Tilapia and lungfish in the small streams of the mainly papyrus grass covered swamp.

1 Day Mabamba Swamp Birding tour - Shoebill stork Uganda

1 Day Mabamba Shoebills

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1 day

Departure / Return

Hotel pickup - Your also returned back to your hotel.

Shoebill birding trip to Mabamba Swamp

Most of the visitors to the Mabamba papyrus swamp will board the wooden boats in search of mainly the Shoebill Stork which usually hides in the water weed to feed on the fish from the moving water in the swamp. The Shoebill stays in the papyrus but will also rarely stay on land overlooking water. Some other birds of interest in the swamp are the African and lesser Jacannas, Pied Kingfishers, the African Pygmie goose and the blue breasted bea eaters.

Each wooden boat at Mabamba Swamp will carry atleast 3-persons for easy bird watching with a birding guide and a boat captain and each session will take atleast 3 hours depending on the luck of the day but a full day birding excursion is also done.

What is included in your package

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Kampala / Entebbe.
  • 2 Boat rides in the morning and afternoon looking for the Shoebill.
  • English speaking driver guide with an onsight bird guide and boat captain.
  • Packed Lunch with bottled water or Soda.
  • Car.

What is excluded from your package

  • Tips and all items of persnal nature.
  • wines and beers.

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