Backstory

With over 1,800 species recorded, Uganda is arguably the most attractive country in Africa for birding experiences, not only too because of the unusually number of species recorded within its borders

, but also because it offers easy access to several bird-rich habitats that are difficult to reach elsewhere.

What to Expect

After breakfast, you embark on the drive from your place of stay in Kampala to Mabamba Swamp around 50km from Kampala the capital of Uganda. The drive to Mabamba is an unusual experience of its own offering chances of exploring various bird species like Papyrus Gonolek, White Shouldered Tit, Red Cap, Western Banded Snake Eagle, White Winged Warbler, White Spotted Fluftail and Weyns Weaver. Upon arrival in Mabamba Swamp, you get to the canoe and head to the swamp in the company of a local person worth expertise in paddling through the narrow water channels surrounded by dense swamp vegetation. Birding in Uganda`s Mabamba on Lake Victoria swamp features counts of birds including the rare and the Vulnerable Shoebill stork, the Allen’s and Purple Gallinule, Grey herons, Jacanas, Ruffaus  Squaco, the globally threatened Pallid Harrier and Bellied Heron. Other species like blue swallow, ducks and egrets among other birds can be explored.  The swamp dwelling Sitatunga antelope may be explored during the swamp tour. You have picnic lunch and then return to Kampala arriving in the evening to mark the end of the excursion.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Hotel / Place of stay
DEPARTURE DATE Please be ready by 7:45 AM for a prompt departure at 8:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, sneakers or boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen
INCLUDED
Guide Meals
Entrance Fees Transportation in mini-coach
NOT INCLUDED
Gratuities (optional)

 

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Mission; Use travel to protect endangered species.

Impact: 3% will go to the local community birding trust that helps in curbing poaching in the area.

Support the local crafts industry.

Authentic Ugandan Experience Birding excussion

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