The 1-day birding in Mabamba tour is the best package designed to catch a glimpse of varied bird species in Uganda, especially Africa’s most sought-after bird – The mighty Shoebill stork. The swamp is home to a large population of Shoebill Storks, and it is one of the best places in the world to see these rare birds in the wild.
This 1-day Birding in Mabamba tour allows you to identify distinct birds within Mabamba wetland. The wetland is strategically situated on the outskirts of Lake Victoria, Wakiso district.
It is important to be prepared for the challenging conditions that you may encounter. The swamp is a wetland area, so you will need to be prepared for muddy and wet conditions. You should also be prepared for the heat and humidity of the area.
The 1-day Mabamba wetland tour begins and ends in Kampala.
In addition to the Shoebill Stork. Some of the other bird species that can be found in the swamp include:
Yellow-billed Duck, Blue-headed Coucal, African Swamphen, Black Crake, Black-winged Stilt, Spur-winged Lapwing, African Jacana, Common Sandpiper, Gull-billed Tern, African Openbill, Marabou Stork, Long-tailed Cormorant, Pink-backed Pelican, Shoebill, Hamerkop, Grey Heron, Intermediate Egret, Little Egret, Squacco Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Hadada Ibis, African Marsh Harrier, Black Kite, Malachite Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Barn Swallow, Northern Brown-throated Weaver. However according to ebird.org 490 Species have been recorded so far by bird enthusiasts check the list here
This is just a partial list of the bird species that can be found in Mabamba Swamp. The swamp is known for its rich biodiversity, and it is considered an important area for bird conservation. As a result, it is a popular destination for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts from around the world.