It’s always a magnificent moment visiting Uganda‘s leading best safari birding tours, Mabamba Swamp is a wetland swamp and a birdlovers paradise on an island building its beauty on the edge of Lake Victoria, northwest of the Entebbe peninsula. The 30minutes boat ride from Entebbe is key and rewarding to the Uganda destination touristic islands on the big water mass.
Explore Mabamba Swamp Wetlands holidays discovering the best time and places to visit as well different birdspecies on your list. Mabamba Swamp is one of the most convenient and recommndavle places in Uganda, the swamp features on the Mabamba Bay, a wetland on the edge of Lake Victoria, northwest of the Entebbe peninsula crowned by Uganda’s 33 Important Bird Areas seen throught the year, since 2006 a Ramsar-listed wetland of international importance. The most seen and protected Uganda bird species in Mabamba are the shoebill, the blue swallow and the papyrus gonolek
The Mabamba Bay Wetland is an extensive marsh stretching through a cold and inviting narrow and long bay fringed with papyrus towards, with it’s beauty fully observed on a canoe boat ride as we marvel in quest for birds. The Swamp forms partof the main body of Lake Victoria, and is the only swamp close to Kampala where one can easily find the globally-threatened Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) in just a day. On a 1 day Mabamba Swamp Birding Uganda tour, one will still utilise all his time to get to the grassroot of all the endermics in the swamp and then proceed on his Uganda Safari.
Mabamba Swamp is home to the rare shoebill stalk. its an arm of Lake Victoria connecting to the fishing village Busi Island which is found in Kasanja town, the town is surrounded with the rolling hills pointing to the waterbasins of victoria. The wavy platforms of the swinging watery swamps are a magnificent picturesque for your safari moments.
The shoebill which is found in papyrus Mabamba Swamp rarely stays on land looking for water but it’s always found hiding in the water weed to feed on the aquatic fish. Well, this rare specie is a must to look at, see it live in its territory, locomote, feed, and take care of its young ones. Get close to it and take pics, see its height while standing, well our trusted Uganda Birding tour company will provide you with a trained tour guide who is well informed about all this.
Mabamba Swamp, A birdlovers Paradise, Uganda Birding tours
To reach Mabamba Island papyrus swamp, one needs to use a wooden boat which carries 3 persons in order to have a view with bird guide and a boat captain. Other birds which can be seen in Mabamba Swamp are, the African pygmies goose, blue breasted eater, lesser jacana, kingfisher, cattle egret, purple heron, black headed eave bird, and others things of interest like frogs, mudfish. African Adventure travellers in patnership with Uganda wildlife Authority arranges your safari in preparation to things to do and thing to see in Uganda
Video: Mabamba Island Lake Victoria Home of rare shoebill
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Mabamba island is recognized by the Uganda Nature organization a tourist destination for bird watching because of the increasing number of tourists. You can also view the Entebbe town, Airport, fishermen on the highland and across the lake.
Activities on Mabamba Island, Top Things to do and see in Entebbe, Lake Victoria Island – Entebbe offers a variety of Top Things to do and see while Visiting Uganda
Well, this is the right time for you to plan for the best safari Uganda with the Uganda wildlife tours and travel company to the promised land in the wilderness of Africa. So what are the top things to do and see in Entebbe?; Lake Victoria Islands Uganda. The arresting activities are Entebbe Botanical Gardens(This is where the original Tarzan movie was made from.),Entebbe Beaches-Life taking horizons full of breathraking sunsets flaming and rising over the standing mountains.,Birding-on lake victoria islands, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe, Ngamba Island-Chimpanzee tracking and Night camping, Snake Parks in Entebbe, Corporate restaurants, Ssese islands-encounter fishing villages and nature walks.
Bird sightings in Mabamba Mabamba Island- Swamp Wetlands
Common squacco heron, Heron, Purple heronAfrican jacana, Tern, White winged black tern, Widowbird, Fan tailed widowbird, Weaver, Northern brown throated weaver bird, Weaver, Black headed weaver bird, Weaver, Yellow backed weaver bird, Weaver – Vieilliots black weaver bird, Bee-eater, Carruther’s cisticola, Cisticola, Winding cisticola, Cormorant , Long tailed cormorant, Crake, Black crake, Duck, Whitefaced whistling duck, Duck , Yellow billed duck, Eagle, African fish eagle, Egret, cattle egret, Egret, Intermediate Egret, Flycatcher, Swamp fly catcher, Gonolek, Papyrus gonolek, Hammerkop, Harrier, African marsh harrier, Heron, Black headed heron, Heron, Black heron, Heron, Ibis, Haddada, Kingfisher, Grey headed kingfisher, Kingfisher, Malachite kingfisher, Kingfisher, Pied kingfisher, Lapwing, Long toed lapwing, Moorhen – Common moorhen, Sand piper – Common, Sand Piper, Marsch, Sand piper , Wood, Storck, Shoebill stork, Swamphen, Purple swamphen, Blue breasted bee-eater, Cisticola, Egret, Little egret and many more.