Mabamba birding

Birding at Mabamba Wetlands

Safari Overview

Mabamba Bay is a unique extensive marsh stretching through a long a narrow bay, fringed with papyrus towards the main body of Lake Victoria. It forms part of Buwaya Bay South-west of Nakiwogo Bay, both of which are located in the west of Entebbe International Airport. It lies between Busi Island and Buwaya/Zziba village on the mainland.

Birding Excursion to Mabamba

Our guides pick you up from your hotel or place of residence early in the morning and transfer you to Mabamba Swamp. This is the best place to spot the rare shoebill. It takes about an hour by road via Nakawuka-Kasanje. Birding is done on a traditional canoe; the wetlands are home to a variety of different bird species. A canoe ride through the papyrus swamp will take you to the best spot for spotting the Shoebill bird among other rare African birds like the Malachite Kingfisher, Swamp Flycatchers, African Purple Swamphen, African Water Rail, Common Moorhen, Lesser Jacana, African Jacana, African Pygmy Goose, White-faced whistling duck, Squacco heron, Blue rested Bee-eater, African Jacana, and Saddle-billed Stork, among others. Return to your hotel or place of residence for an overnight stay. End of service.

The safari package will include
— Private safari 4wd fuelled safari vehicle
— Services of English-speaking driver/guide
— Entrance fees
— Canoe ride for birding
— Birding guide

Price Excludes: – Tips to local guides, Porterage, Personal insurance cover, Soft or alcoholic drinks, Items of a personal nature, any meals not indicated above, any tours not mentioned from the itinerary above