Mabamba Wetland Day Tour.

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On this great uganda safari we go to Mabamba wetland system which is Ramsar site and catchment for Lake Victoria is located 55km from Kampala on the banks of Lake covering an area of 2,424 hectares. The site supports an average of close to 190,000 birds. Mabamba hosts a globally threatened papyrus yellow warbler. One of the world`s threatened birds Species the Shoebill is found at Mabamba Ramsar Site. Mabamba is an important Bird Area.Mabamba Wetland is the only one 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).

Activities

Pick up from your place of residence and Leave for the swamp at 7am after breakfast driving about 55km west of Kampala.

The wetland is newly discovered home for the most sought after bird the Shoebill. Birding is done on the canoes in marsh channels. Special birds include White – winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Yellow-backed Weaver, Northern Brown – throated Weaver, Blue-headed Coucal, and other swamp specialties.

Look out for shoebill Stork both in the sky and down on the marsh, Also look out for 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. Additionally there is a nature/cultural tour on the Nansubuga hill if time allows, the hill is a Buganda kingdom cultural site belonging to one of the clans. It consists of tombs believed to be 600years, rock board games and a scared forest. There will be a lunch break for a snack before returning to Kampala and this will mark the end of the trip

Trip includes Vehicle, driver/guide and fuel, activity fees

Trip Excludes: All items/services of personal nature, laundry, bar bill/drinks or meals Personal insurance, all phone calls, Air fare, visa, insurance, water Driver/guide’s gratuity/tips

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