1-Day Mabamba Wetland Birding Excursion


1 Days | 0 Nights

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From $185


Mabamba Wetland Birding – Embark on a thrilling one-day birding excursion to the renowned Mabamba wetlands, nestled within Lake Victoria in Wakiso district. These wetlands are famed for their diverse avian population, with the majestic Shoebill stork standing as a prominent resident among numerous other bird species.


  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Entry permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Not Included

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)

Day by Day Activities.

Day 1: Travelling to Mabamba For Birding And Return

Start your day with an early morning breakfast at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe, where you’ll be greeted by our company representative who will serve as your driver guide. Receive a comprehensive briefing about your trip before embarking on your journey to Mabamba Swamp. Located in Kasanje Sub-county, Wakiso District, approximately 50 kilometers southwest of Kampala and north of the Entebbe peninsula, Mabamba Swamp is renowned as the most accessible site in the world for spotting the elusive Shoebill Stork.

Prepare for a unique birding excursion aboard canoes, as you navigate through the expansive marshlands teeming with a diverse array of wildlife. Encounter a rich ecological community of birds, animals, insects, and fish found exclusively in this habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for the iconic Shoebill Stork, along with other papyrus specialist birds such as the Saddle-billed Stork, Malachite Kingfisher, and African Jacana. Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Mabamba Swamp as you embark on an unforgettable birding tour, offering insight into one of Uganda’s most stunning natural wonders.