This 1 day tour to Mabamba swamp will begin in Entebbe/Kampala it will take you to one of Uganda’s most gifted areas with a verity of bird species some of which can’t be traced elsewhere in the world. The Mabamba wetland is located on the peripheries of Lake Victoria towards western Uganda. The most thought after bird species in the area is the Shoe-bill which is commonly seen in four countries including Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Zambia but it can best seen at Mabamba swamp in Uganda so a visit to Mabamba is rewarding with grate sights. Mabamba wetland can best accessed from either Kampala or Entebbe by car or by boat from Entebbe. The drive from Entebbe/Kampala to Mabamba takes about one hour depending on the number of stops birding. You are advised to leave your hotel early to avoid the traffic and also before the heat from the sun is too much which reduces bird activity. From Entebbe you access it better by a boat and once you arrive you leave the speed boat and join the canoe to access the possible location of the shoebill.
The tour will mostly be in a motorized traditional canoe as we search for the Shoebill wading through the overgrown papyrus in line with many other birds. You will be guided by the site guide who will help to advise the location of different special bird species in the area and they fed you with formative information to any species of birds that comes on the way. To mention other seasonal bird species that expected to encounter include; ; Angola Swallow, Swamp Flycatcher, Olive bellied Sunbird, Grey-rumped Swallow, Blue breasted Bee-eater, African Jacana, African Fish Eagle, Long tailed Cormorant, Yellow billed Duck, Malachite Kingfisher, Glossy Ibis, White-winged Tern, Hamerkop, White-faced Whistling-Duck, Spur-winged Goose, Knob-billed Duck, Common Squacco Heron, Red-billed fire finch the list is endless. After this magnificent bird watching activity, you will retire back to the hotel as you make various stop overs at any points of interests for more species you could have missed on your way to Mabamba swamp.
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