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The 1 Day Mabamba Swamp Birding Excursion takes place in Mabamba Bay area located on the shores of Lake Victoria and is home to a variety of bird species including the rare Shoebill Stork. This short Uganda birding tour starts and ends in Kampala and presents you with an opportunity to watch many species of birds as you travel by canoe. Book this Uganda bird watching tour to Mabamba swamp.

1 Day Mabamba Swamp Birding

Detailed Itinerary of the 1 Day Mabamba Swamp Birding Excursion

You will have an early morning breakfast at your hotel or place of residence in Kampala and embark on a 50km journey to Mabamba Swamp. The drive to Mabamba is an experience of its own offering chances of exploring various bird species like Papyrus Gonolek, White Shouldered Tit, Red Cap, Western Banded Snake Eagle, White Winged Warbler, White Spotted Fluftail and Weyns Weaver.

Upon arrival at Mabamba, you will board a canoe and head to the swamp in the company of a local guide who is an expert in paddling through the narrow water channels surrounded by dense swamp vegetation.

Mabamba Swamp has got plenty of bird species including the rare Shoebill stork, the Allen’s and Purple Gallinule, Grey herons, Jacanas, Ruffaus  Squaco, the globally threatened Pallid Harrier and Bellied Heron. Other species like blue swallow, ducks and egrets among other birds can be explored.  The swamp dwelling Sitatunga antelope may be explored during the swamp tour.

You will retreat from the experience and be transferred back to Kampala.

End of the 1 Day Mabamba Swamp Birding Excursion.


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