Mabamba Bay – All You Need To Know About Birding Destination

Mabamba bay is a known wetland in Uganda that was designated in 2006 and covers a total surface area of about 16,500 hectares. This bay is located west of Lake Victoria, the second-largest freshwater lake in the world. For you to enjoy birding in Uganda, visit Mabamba bay on your day trip as it is one of the best birding spots in the country providing home to over 300 bird species which include shoebill, papyrus gonolek, pygmy goose, Lesser Jacana, gull-billed tern, blue breasted bee eater, grey crowned crane, Africana jacana, blue swallow, white winged warbler and many more. On your day trip to Mabamba, you will also spot the swamp dwelling antelope ‘sitatunga’ which is distinguished by the long splayed hooves and it is known to be the only true amphibious antelope in Africa. There is also a number of insects to adventure including over 200 butterfly species and these will indeed amaze you by their beautiful looks and also other water associated species like frogs find home in the Mabamba Bay wetland.

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