1 Day Mabamba Bird Watching Tour

Safari Overview:  1 Day Mabamba Bird Watching Tour

Mabamba Swamp, a natural home for Shoebills, and one of Uganda‘s Important Birding Sites host a one-day Mabamba bird watching excursion. For birders, this is an opportunity to see a large number of birds in a short period of time (approximately 260 bird species have been reported in Mabamba bay), all while being close to the airport on the coast of Lake Victoria.

The 1 day Mabamba bird viewing tour is one of the top Uganda birding safari experiences, designed to help you see the many avifaunal species that make Uganda a birder’s heaven. Your bird-watching trip gives you the opportunity to see the rare shoebill storks.

Exploring Mabamba Wetland along the verdant beaches of Lake Victoria, west of Entebbe is included in this one bird-watching excursion. Your journey begins and ends in Kampala, Uganda, and takes approximately one and a half hours in a 4×4 safari vehicle.

Mabamba Bird Watching

Quick Tour Specifics

Activities: Mabamba bird viewing.

Start: Kampala
End: Kampala
Mabamba Swamp

Number of People: Tailored
Number of Days: 01
Availability: All Year Round
Price: Upon Request

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

After a filling breakfast, check out of your Kampala hotel and head west of Entebbe for a 60-minute drive. To make the most of your birding experience, bring a good camera and binoculars. Arrive early for the boat cruise to begin your long day of birding in the hopes of seeing the elusive shoebill storks.

The other interesting bird species to keep you excited on your birding tour in Mabamba include, Yellow-billed ducks, common Squacco herons, 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.

Return to your canoe/boat trip, relax, and then return to your hotel/residence area. Your Uganda bird viewing tour in Mabamba Wetland will come to a conclusion at this point.

Mabamba Bird Watching.

The tour includes

  • 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
  • Travel in a 4×4 Safari Car

The tour excludes

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