Birding tours in Uganda

Birding tour in Uganda
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Birding tours in Uganda overview

Encounter Uganda’s most birding destination as we visit Mabamba wetland system which is a Ramsar site and catchment area for lake Victoria located 55km away from Kampala on the banks of lake Victoria covering an area of 2,424 hectares. The site supports an average of close to 190,000 birds. Mabamba wetland hosts a globally threatened papyrus yellow warbler, One of the world`s threatened bird Species the Shoebill is also found at Mabamba Ramsar Site. Mabamba Wetland is the only birding site close to Kampala city where one can find the globally threatened Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex), it also hosts approximately 38% of global population of the rare Blue swallow (Hurundo atroaerulea) hence creating room for birding tours in Uganda.

Birding tours in Uganda activities

Our birding tours in Uganda safari starts with early pick up from your hotels or place of residence and Leave for the swamp at 7am after breakfast driving about 55km west of Kampala.

Mabamba wetland is a newly discovered home for the most sought birds the Shoebill. Here Birding is done on the canoes through marsh channels, special birds at the wetland include White – winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Yellow-backed Weaver, Northern Brown – throated Weaver, Blue-headed Coucal, and other swamp specialties.

Our 1 day birding tours in Uganda safari will enable you look out for shoebill Stork both in the sky and down on the marsh, the Swamp Flycatcher, African purple Swamphen, African Water Rail, Common Moorhen, Lesser Jacana, African Pygmy Goose, White-faced Whistling-duck, Squacco Heron, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Winding Cisticola, Goliath Heron and Black Crake. Birding tours in Uganda safari is accompanied with a nature/cultural tour on the Nansubuga hill if time allows, the hill happens to be a Buganda kingdom cultural site belonging to one of the clans. It consists of tombs believed to be 600 years, rock board games and a scared forest. As we mark an end to our birding tours in Uganda be break off for lunch break snacks before returning to Kampala as we drop you up to the pick up points hence putting an end to our 1 day birding tours in Uganda safari.

Birding tours in Uganda package includes

  • Vehicle,
  • Driver/guide and fuel,
  • activity fees
  • Birding tours in Uganda package excludes:

  • All items/services of personal nature,
  • Laundry,
  • Bar bill/drinks or meals Personal insurance,
  • All phone calls,
  • Air fare and Visa,
  • Insurance,
  • Water Driver/guides gratuity/tips
  • For more information about Birding Tours in Uganda, kindly contact our office by email: kjongugandasafaris@gmail.com or phone call at: +256 776 660 918/ +256 751 646 578