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Shoebill Tour at Mabamba Uganda


This is the nearest place to meet the historical and incomparable Shoebill in Uganda and probably the best place to find the bird in the world after Murchison Falls National Park of Uganda. After breakfast, your birding experience to the Mabamba Swamps will start. Birding here is done canoeing on a big scale if you are to see the Shoebill.

A variety of species for your eyes to catch sight of might include; The elusive Shoebill, Papyrus Gonolek, White-faced Whistling-duck, Fulvours Whistling Duck, Goliath Heron, Purple Heron, Common Squacco Heron, long-toed Plover, African water Rail, Grey and Black Headed Herons, Striated Heron, Pygmy Goose, Yellow Billed Duck, Black Crake, Swamp Moorhen, Allen's Gallinule, African Jacana, Rufous-naped Lark, Flappet Lark, Mosque Swallow (monteiri race), Weyn's Weaver, White Shouldered Tit, Sand Martin, Brown Snake-Eagle, Eurasian Hobby, Troppical Boubou, Stripped Kingfisher, Common Stonechat, Little bee-eater, Red-chested Cuckoo, Klass’s Cuckoo, Diedrick Cuckoo, White-browed and the Senagal Coucals, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Yellow white-eye, common and black-capped Waxbill and over a hundred other bird species are a must see for a hard core or lucky birder. There is also the Sitatunga, a swamp antelope and on a lucky day it will be seen.

Tour Highlights

Departs: Entebbe | Kampala Tour Length: 1 Day Focus: Birding Key Species: Shoebill Stork, Lesser Jacana , Papyrus Gonolek, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Orange Weaver Expected # of birds: 80 Species Birding Pace: Simple Physical Difficulty: Simple Group Limit: Maximum 8 Bird Photography: High Chances

End of Mabamba Swamp birding excursion.

For detailed information about this tour or customise one for you, please contact us.


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