13 Oct Excellent birding at Mabamba Swamp, just an hour from Entebbe
Birding at Mabamba Swamp is an rewarding experience. This excellent site is renowned for an abundance of bird species. It offers fantastic viewing and photography opportunities. In addition, it’s one of the best places to spot the elusive Shoebill and is home to several pairs of this iconic bird. And because it is just an hour’s drive from Entebbe, on the shores of Lake Victoria, it’s convenient to get to. A popular choice for bird watchers who want to experience an excellent few hour’s of birding within easy reach of the city.
Exploring this tranquil wetland area by canoe is a wonderful experience in itself. The extensive papyrus swamp has a labyrinth of channels and lagoons. As you navigate through the lily pads and papyrus swamp, you can get closer to the birds. An experienced guide can help you to locate the birds and make sure you get the best out of your trip.
Birds: Shoebill, pink-backed pelican, long-tailed cormorant, goliath heron, African open-billed, saddle-billed and marabou storks, hammerkop, White-faced whistling duck, Yellow-billed duck, African fish eagle, African marsh harrier, African water rail, Purple swamp hen, Allen’s gallinule, African jacana, Long-toed and spur-winged plovers.