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1 Day Mabamba Swamp Birding tour Uganda from Entebbe or Kampala

from/per person $280.00
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Shoebill stork Uganda Day Mabamba Swamp Birding tour or shoebill stork birding safari spots you to the rare shoebills a Mabamba swamp / wetland. The Swamp / wetland is situated just outside of Kampala city about 1 hour a minutes of drive time with access on Masaka or Entebbe road. Mabamba swamp / wetland is an arm of lake Victoria connecting the main fishing village of Busi Island. It lies near a relatively small village of Kasanje town with a few hills surrounding the entire swamp with fishing a main activity catching mostly Tilapia and lungfish in the small streams of the mainly papyrus grass covered swamp


Itinerary:- Departure and return

Departure / Return Hotel pickup – Your also returned to your hotel

Most of the visitors to the Mabamba papyrus wetland or swamp will board the wooden boats in search of main Rare Shoebill Stork which usually hides in the water weed to feed on the fish from the moving water in the sw The Shoebill stays in the papyrus but will also rarely stay on land overlooking water. Some other birds of interest swamp are the African and lesser Jacannas, Pied Kingfishers, the African Pygmie goose and the blue breaste eaters. Each wooden boat at Mabamba Swamp will carry atleast 3-persons for easy bird watching with a birding guide boat captain and each session will take atleast 3 hours depending on the luck of the day but a full day birding excu is also done.


Cost Per Person

Number of Pax           2 Pax               4 Pax                    6 Pax

Rates                              330$ PPS           300$ PPS               280$ PPS


What is included in your safari package

  1. Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Kampala / Entebbe.
  2. Boat rides in the morning and afternoon looking for the Shoebill.
  3. English speaking driver guide with an onsight bird guide and boat captain.
  4. Packed Lunch with bottled water or Soda.

What is excluded from your safari

  1. Tips and all items of personal nature.


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