1- Day Mabamba Swamp Bird Watching Tour


  • Canoe ride through papyrus swamp
  • Opportunity to watch variety of Bird Species such as Swamp Flycatchers, African Purple Swamphen, African Water Rail among others
  • Experience an educational and awe-inspiring safari experience.


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Mabamba Bay is a wetland on the edge of Lake Victoria, northwest of the Entebbe peninsula. It’s one of Uganda’s 33 Important Bird Areas and since 2006 a Ramsar-listed wetland of international importance. Key protected bird species in Mabamba are the shoebill, the blue swallow and the papyrus gonolek. Mabamba Bay is a unique extensive marsh stretching along a narrow bay, fringed with papyrus towards the main body of Lake Victoria.

  • Day 1 - Mabamba Swamp Bird Watching Trip

    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 your Hotel in the late afternoon.

    Main Destination: Mabamba Swamp (Area)
    Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
    Meals & Drinks: Lunch (Breakfast & dinner not included) - Non-alcoholic drinks
    End of tour (See Getting There for more details)
    A transfer back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.

  • All entrance and activities mentioned, Transportation, Lunch & bottled drinking water, Full time Guide / driver.
  • International flights(Can be arranged if requested), Personal expenses i.e. tips, drinks/beverages, and laundry services, Extra accommodation other than that mentioned in the itinerary, Other items for personal use, Extra activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

Important Information

Note; The departure dates provided in the details above are only tentative. This same trip is still available on any other dates as long as the booking has been confirmed.

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  • December 2023
  • April 2024
  • May 2024
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  • Sunday
    December 31 2023
    December 31 2023
    Total $195 $195
  • Monday
    April 1 2024
    April 1 2024
    Total $195 $195
  • Wednesday
    May 1 2024
    May 1 2024
    Total $195 $195
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