1 Day Mabamba Swamp (Shoebill Stork) Bird Watching Tour.

1 day Mabamba swamp shoebill Stork birding safari  offers a 1 day Uganda bird watching tour to Mabamba Swamp to look for Shoebill Stork in a motorized dugout canoe at the Lake Victoria Shores. The Shoebill Stork is one among the hard to find bird species in Africa.

1 day mabamba Shoebill stork bird watching safariMabamba swamp is graded among Africa’s top list gems for Shoebill birding  during anytime of the year.  Covering an area of 2424 hectares, the Ramsar listed wetland of Importance of Mabamba Bay is an Important Birding Area since 2006. The Mabamba samp/wetland  which is made up of  lush papyrus, ferns, water lilies and grass owes it a favorable birding haven for spotting the Shoebill Stork, and more than 300  recorded bird species.

The Mabamba swamp is one of most amazing  birding spots located nearby Kampala and Entebbe where travelers  can easily spot the Shoebill stork, after Wildlife experience from either Lake Mburo National Park or Murchison Falls National Park or from a Kampala City tour.

Despite the fact that the shoebill Stork is the key attraction, Mabama swamp also protects the migrant Blue Swallow and the Papyrus Gonolek.

1 Day Mabamba swamp shoebill birding Itinerary by detail.

On this 1 day Mabamba shoebill Stork birding itinerary package to Mabamba swamp, you will meet up with a professional driver guide from Aloyo Safaris, who will be waiting for you while holding a placard with your name printed, on arrival (at the Airport). Otherwise, the driver guide can also pick you up from your hotel of residence, at agreed time in the morning with a 4×4 customized safari jeep. Thereafter, embark on the drive to Mabamba wetland to meet your day local guide, who will accompany you on a paddle dugout canoe to the swamp.

The local guide will professionally point out birding sites to quickly find the famous Shoebill Stork, which  are usually found hunting lung fish in the morning hours. Other migrant & resident bird species to look out for include: Papyrus Gonolek, Swamp Flycatcher,  White-winged Swamp Warbler, Black winged stilt, hamerkop, white faced wistling duck,  long-toad lapwing,  Black Kite, Cattle egret, purple eron, African fish Eagle, African Jacana, pied & Malachite kingfisher, Yellow Billed Duck, Northern brown throated weaver, Goliath herons, spur winged & papyrus geese, Carruther’s Cisticola among others.

After here, you will head for a delicious lunch break, followed by looking out for more birds and later return to Buwaya landing where the driver guide was left. Hop into the safari vehicle & take the drive back to your hotel or continue to the Airport to catch up with your return flight back home.


Service of an English speaking guide

Bird Watching fee

4×4 customized safari Land cruiser

Meals as per the itinerary






Personal expenses & purchase

What to pack(Best gear) for the 1 days Mabamba Swamp Shoebill Stork Birding Trip

Comfortable weatherproof shoes for walking in.

Insect repellant


Warm clothes

Camera plus a pair of Binoculous