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1 Day Mabamba Bird Watching Tour

1 Day Mabamba Bird Watching Tour

This 1 Day Mabamba Bird Watching Tour happens in Mabamba swamp, a natural home for Shoebills and one of the Important Birding Sites in Uganda. For birders, this is an opportunity to watch a big number of birds.

The 1-day Mabamba bird watching tour occurs in Mabamba swamp, a natural home for Shoebills and one of the Important Birding Sites in Uganda. For birders, this is an opportunity to watch a big number of birds (about 260 bird species recorded in Mabamba bay) in the shortest period possible while just near the airport on the edge of lake Victoria.

1 Day Mabamba Bird Watching Tour
shoe bill stork

The 1-day Mabamba bird-watching tour is one of the best Uganda birding safari trips crafted for you to sight the diversity of avifaunal species that make Uganda a birder’s paradise. Your bird-watching expedition allows you to enjoy the amazing sight of the elusive shoebill storks.

This one bird-watching experience involves exploring Mabamba Wetland along the lush shores of Lake Victoria, west of Entebbe. Your trip starts and ends in Kampala about 1 and half hours’ drive in a 4×4 Safari Vehicle.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Trip highlights of 1-day Mabamba Bird Watching Tour

  • Bird watching
  • Spotting the shoebill stork
  • Photography
  • 2 boat cruise/ride to Mabamba Wetland
  • Scenic view of Lake Victoria and Mabamba Swamp

Detailed Tour Plan of 1 Day Mabamba Bird Watching Tour

Have a hefty breakfast and afterwards vacate your hotel in Kampala, ready to embark on 60 minutes’ drive west of Entebbe. Make sure you have a good camera and binoculars to boost your birding experience. Arrive early to take a boat ride to start your long day of bird spotting with expectations to sight the elusive shoebill storks.

1 Day Mabamba Bird Watching Tour

The other interesting bird species to keep you excited on your birding tour in Maamba include yellow-billed ducks, common Squacco heron, Angola swallows, whale-headed stork, malachite kingfishers, purple herons, blue-breasted kingfishers, spur-winged goose, great cormorant, sooty chat, red-billed fire finch, little stint, African fish eagles, blue breasted bee-eaters, lesser jacannas, pied kingfishers, crowned hornbill, knob-billed duck and a lot more.

Get back on your canoe/boat ride, relax and then drive back to your hotel/area of residence. This will mark the end of your Uganda bird watching safari in Mabamba, Wetland.

Tour inclusions

  • Lunch
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Photography & touring
  • Pick up and drop off at a hotel in Kampala/Entebbe
  • 2 boat rides (in the morning & afternoon)
  • Service of an English-speaking tour guide
  • Bird sighting
  • Traveling in a 4×4 Safari Car

Tour exclusions

  • Tips
  • Visas
  • Laundry services
  • Hotel fees after the trip
  • Airfares
  • Beverages/other drinks
  • Cigarettes
  • Telephone bills
  • Optional Activities

What to carry on 1-day Mabamba bird-watching trip

Cameras

  • Binoculars
  • Good shoes
  • Birding pack
  • Field Guide Book
  • Safari hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Light rain jacket

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