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Mabamba Bay Wetland Birding Day Trip From Kampala

Lake Victoria in the Wakiso District, Uganda

(Mabamba Bay Wetland Birding Day Trip From Kampala is a refreshing day tour to Mabamba Swamp found in Kasanje Sub-county in Wakiso District, about 50 kilometers southwest of Kampala.)


Mabamba Bay Wetland Birding

Mabamba Bay Wetland Birding


Mabamba Bay Wetland Birding Day Trip

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Mabamba Bay Wetland Birding Day Trip departs daily from Kampala or Entebbe. Mabamba Bay is one of the most important bird areas (IBA) and one of the richest marshy areas along the Northern shores of Lake Victoria


The site is the most accessible for spotting the wild species of Shoebill Stork in the whole world. The Birding excursion is done on the canoes in bog channels. These hefty marshlands are home to an ecological unit of birds, animals, bugs, fish, that are not found elsewhere.


The Shoebill is part of that ecology, preferring the loneliness of these large marshes. Additionally, there are gazelles specifically adapted to the hovering flora.


A canoe voyage through papyrus swamp in the Mabamba will take you to the unscathed attractiveness of the wetland, where you will have the highest chance of seeing Shoebill and other papyrus specialist birds like Saddle-billed Stork, Malachite Kingfisher, African Jacana, and other swamp specialties.


Mabamba trip will offer you with an opportunity to make acquainted with one of Uganda's stunning swamps. The Mabamba marshland is a newly discovered home for the most wanted bird the shoebill that you look out for in the skies and down on the swamp.


Others bird species at Mabamba include the White-winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, yellow-backed weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Blue-headed Coucal and other swamp specialties. In the afternoon, drive back to the Kampala or Entebbe.


The Mabamba Bay Wetland was designated as a Ramsar Site as a wetland of international importance in 2006. the wetland because it is home to rare and globally threatened bird species like the Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex), the Blue Swallow (Hirundo atrocaerulea) and Papyrus Yellow Warbler, the Sitatunga plus other birds of global preservation concern.


Apart from Murchison Falls National Park, Mabamba Wetland is the only place and site where the elusive Shoebill can be spotted at anytime.


It is globally recognized and is protected under the Ramsar Convention. This Convention on wetlands signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the agenda for national action and global cooperation for the protection and wise use of wetlands and their possessions.

Mabamba Bay Wetland Birding Day Trip Itinerary

After breakfast at your hotel, our driver-guide will meet you and transfer you to Mabamba Swamp located 50 kilometers west of Kampala. Just an hour’s drive from Kampala, you will be at Mabamba Bay Wetland – this site is recognized as an international Ramsar Site wetland.


Its global importance is derived from the fact that this wetland is home to rare and highly endangered bird species like the Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex), Papyrus Yellow Warbler and the Blue Swallow (Hirundo atrocaerulea).


At this site expect to see the elusive shoebill stork while in dugout canoe, this is a whole day experience. So carry packed lunch and bottled mineral water to spend your day searching for these eye-catching birds.


Birds to see include: white winged terns, long toed plover, grey headed gull, White-winged Warbler, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, and Yellow billed egret, Madagascar bee-eater among others.


Return to Kampala or Entebbe in the evening.




Mabamba Bay Wetland Birding Day Trip Prices

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1st Jan 2014
31st Dec 2014
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Mabamba Bay Wetland Birding Day Trip Prices includes:

* Park-entrance fees

* Tour guide Services

* canoeing while birding and lunch

* All activities described in the itinerary

* English speaking Ugandan driver/ guide

* Round trip Transport from Entebbe or Kampala

* Attractions and activities include: Shoebill Stork, Canoe cruise and other wetland birds viewing



Booking & Reservations for Mabamba Bay Wetland Birding Day Trip From Kampala or Entebbe - Uganda

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