Mabamba Birding Safari

Located on the northern shores of Lake Victoria just wets of Entebbe own is Mabamba wetland, an Important Bird Area (IBA) and one of the top bird watching destinations in Uganda home to over 300 bird species including the infamous giant shoe bill stork. Check out the 1 day canoe tour of Mabamba swamp and get back to inquire or book.

Mabamba Birding Safari Itinerary

Day 1- Transfer to Mabamba Wetland

Birding trips to Mabamba bay start off early morning to catch up with the early raisers. Join your guide on this day after breakfast, and driver west of Lake Victoria. Bird watching in Mabamba is done on canoe and your guide will be helpful along the boat trip. Mabamba swamp has greatly become one of the most visited birding destinations in Uganda and this can be attributed to the fact that it s home to the elusive giant Shoebill stork , the migrant Blue Swallow and the rare papyrus gonolek to add to an incredible list of up to 157 species that call this swamp home .

Other birds in Mabamba wetland include the Mosque swallow, Long crested eagle, Yellow throated geenbul, Common squacco heron, Goliath heron, Pide Kingfisher, African pied wagtail, Grosback weaver, Brown snake eagle, Grey headed sparrow, Spur winged lapwing , Grey wagtail, Black headed gonolek, Yelow billed stork among others.

Trip ends in the afternoon but you can extend your stay and drive to Botanical gardens in Entebbe twon to spot more birds as you relax at the beach.


To book a birding safari in Mabamba wetland, simply send us an email to or call us on +256-700135510 to speak with the reservations team. We will assign you a professional birding guide to ensure you dont miss out on any of the species during the canoe ride.