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Mabamba Swamp- Birds’ Treasure.

Uganda birds at Mabamba swamp birding safaris tours.

only bird watching language is spoken at the paradise of birding in Uganda. Mabamba is a key note birding site in Uganda popular for shoebill stork bird safari.

Birding done on small canoes and boats will get you closer to birds at Mabamba Swamp. A bird paradise, surely this is a great venue for birding and sight seeing. Come with us to see the shoebill stork bird home.

Mabamba Swamp Mabamba Swamp

Mabamba swamp is situated at the neighborhood of Kampala  city about 48 kms away on mabamba bay. Mabamba swamp is an International Ramsar site and best known popularly for harboring the Shoebill stork bird species.

Other bird species spotted at Mabamba swamp

Additionally, Mabamba swamp is also home to other bird species like: grey crowned crane(Uganda crane – national emblem), cattle egret, common bulbul, long crested eagle, hammerkop and grey plantain eater among others which present a diverse and exciting experience for birders in Uganda.

Mabamba swamp is Uganda’s internationally recognized birding site with over 1,057 bird species. Out of 1,057 bird species here, 50% are the continent’s bird species and 11% global bird species.

Other famous birding destinations in the country include among others also popular for. Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and Semuliki National Parks, Kibale forest national park, Mpanga forest and other birding sites frequently visited.

The bird species here consist of the migrant species from Europe like the White winged terns that tend to fly in on August running away from unfriendly winter weather.

Mabamba Swamp
beautiful bird at Mabamba swamp.

Mabamba swamp has grown into one of the most interesting and is one of the wetlands of International Importance. Apart from Murchison Falls National Park, Mabamba swamp is the only place and site highly ranked and rated by far for the best experiential expeditions in Africa where the elusive Shoebill can be spotted at any one time of the day. Recently, Mabamba swamp has become one of the strong holds for the migrant Blue Swallow with over 100 individuals recorded every year. Mabamba swamp has been surveyed in recent years and now boosts of over 260 species with one day’s record of about 157 species.

Mabamba Swamp Mabamba Swamp

There are other four globally threatened species and other species of regional significance: the Pallid Harrier, Papyrus gonoleks, White-winged Warbler and the Blue Swallow.  With a confirmation from recent surveys that new flocks of migrants that include: Gull-billed Terns, and Whiskered Terns, White-winged Black Terns and residents such as Grey-headed Gulls have been sighted present here. Apart from the migrant species present here, there are other amazing bird species that include the: good numbers of Goliath Herons, Spur-winged and Pygmy Geese, Malachite kingfisher, Papyrus Canary, Northern Brown-throated weaver, Carruther’s Cisticola and a number of other birds. The four globally threatened bird species and other species of regional significance: the Pallid Harrier, Papyrus gonoleks, White-winged Warbler and the Blue Swallow and many others.

How the birding experience is execute…

For the birder doing bird watching, they will conduct it on small engine-powered canoes run by experienced guides found here in assistance of Jewel safaris birding guides with deep knowledge of the special places where the rare shoebill stork can be sighted. The natural and tranquil environment of Mabamba is an extension of Lake Victoria and its magical waterways are themselves fascinating to explore especially for ecotourism enthusiasts while on safari.

Mabamba Swamp

Reach to Mabamba.

Mabamba Wetland covers a section of Waiga bay to the west of Entebbe International Airport. Mabamba swamp also doubles as boundaries for several districts like Wakiso, Mpigi and their sub counties of Kamengo and Kasanje. Mabamba wetland can be reached from either Kampala via Masaka covering about 55 kms and from Entebbe one needs to branch off at Kisubi driving to Nakawuka, Kasanje and eventually Mabamba. Welcome to Mabamba swamp with Jewel safaris most Knowledgeable and experienced birding guides.

This experience needs company, comfort, most caring team that Jewel safaris is so much well known for. Talk to us about your travel plans to Uganda for which ever reason and we make you the happiest traveler ever having taken you to the most hidden treasured spots in the pearl of African Uganda and get the momentous time with the best wildlife there. We are ready to attend to your inquiry and respond to your questions.

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