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Birding Trip to Mabamba Wetland - 2 Days


  • Day 1: Birding in UWEC – Entebbe and the Botanical gardens.
  • Day 2: Birding in Mabamba wetland to search for the shoebill stork.


The 2 days Mabamba birding tour takes visitors to the mighty home of the Shoebill stork and the Sitatunga Antelope on the shores of Lake Victoria. The tour starts with exploring the Uganda’s home for the captive animals, Uganda wildlife education center. This former zoo is situated with in Entebbe town, it has a variety of captive animals and numerous birds that are rescued from other conservation areas and they animals are displayed for viewing for the public.

These two days are enough to encounter numerous bird species just near the international airport.

Day 1
Day 1: Birding in UWEC -Entebbe and the Botanical gardens

Our representative will pick you and transfer to the hotel in Entebbe. Depending on the time of arrival, in the afternoon spend your time at UWEC which is home to the captive animals and over 170 bird species.

After exploring this place, retire to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Imperial Resort Hotel, Karibu Guest House or Common Lens Inn Hotel.

Day 2
Day 2: Birding in Mabamba wetlandto search for the shoebill stork

After breakfast, transfer to Mabamba swamp which is about 50 km west of Kampala. On the way to the swamp, look out for the different bird species like thePapyrusGonolek, White Shouldered Tit, Red Cap, Western Banded Snake Eagle, White Winged Warbler, White Spotted Flu tail, Weyns Weaver, among others.

The Mabamba swamp is anexceptional shoebill stork spot that avid birders can never miss out.Besides the shoebill,this swamp also has other birdspecies, such asthe Allen’s and Purple Gallinule, Grey herons, Jacanas, Ruffaus Bellied Heron, Squaco, Purple and Goliath Heron, the Globally threatened Pallid Harrier and Blue Swallow, a migrant species, a variety of egrets, ducks and many others.

This adventure is normally done on a canoe ride and on a lucky day, you can encounter the Sitatunga Antelope which is adopted to swampy areas.

Drive back to the hotel after this excursion for dinner and overnight stay.

End of the Safari

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Birding Trip to Mabamba Wetland