A One-day birding in Mabamba Swamp Tour
Mabamba Swamp is one of the birding spots in Uganda with common bird watching safaris. Compared to other tourist destinations in Uganda which are somehow distant from the City, Mabamba Swamp, which is a famous habitat for the Shoebill Stork, is just a short drive from Entebbe or Kampala, the Capital City of Uganda . Mabamba Bay is found in Kasanje Sub-county in Wakiso District, about 50 kilometres southwest of Kampala.
A Full Trip Itinerary to Mabamba Swamp.
To visit the birding swamp, you are picked up from Kampala or Entebbe and transfer to the swamp. The site is the most reachable for spotting the wild species of Shoebill Stork in the whole world. The Birding expedition is done on the canoes in swampland channels. These large wetlands are home to a biological unit of birds, animals, bugs, fish, that are not found somewhere else. The Shoe-bill stork is part of that ecosystem, desiring the lonesomeness in these large marshes. Furthermore, there are gazelles specifically adapted to the hovering flora.
A canoe voyage through the papyrus swamp in Mabamba bay will take you to an undamaged attraction of the swamp, where you will have the uppermost chance of seeing Shoebill and other wetland specialist birds including the Saddle-billed Stork, African Jacana, Malachite Kingfisher and other swamp subjects or dwellers. Mabamba journey will offer you a chance to make accustomed to one of Uganda’s stunning swamps.
The Mabamba bog is a recently discovered home for the most needed bird, the shoebill that you look out for in the atmospheres and down on the wetland. Others bird species at Mabamba bay are the Papyrus Gonolek, White-winged Warbler, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, yellow-backed weaver, Blue-headed Coucal and other swamp inhabitants.
Mabamba Bay Marshland was selected as a Ramsar Site as a wetland of international importance in 2006. The wetland because it is home to rare and universally susceptible bird species including the Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex), Papyrus Yellow Warbler, and the Blue Swallow (Hirundo atrocaerulea) the Sitatunga plus other birds of global conservancy apprehension. Besides Murchison Falls National Park, Mabamba Wetland is the only site where the elusive Shoebill can be speckled at any time.
The swamp is internationally recognized and is conserved under the Ramsar Convention. This Convention on wetlands signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which make available the agenda for national action and global collaboration for the safeguard and wise use of wetlands and their treasures.
In the afternoon after bird watching using a canoe ride, you will be transferred back to either Kampala or Entebbe.