Spend the morning exploring the Mabamba swamp near Entebbe airport to encounter the elusive shoebill stork.
Mabamba Swamp Shoebill Stork Tour
The Mabamba wetland, located west of Entebbe, is one of the best and most convenient places to encounter the elusive shoebill and a prime birding site. After a few minutes in a small canoe, the papyrus reeds open up into a flat grassy wetland where several shoebills are regularly sighted. The shoebills are most relaxed in the morning when they stalk their main prey( fish or frogs) though they can be spotted all day. The shoebills may stand still for long periods awaiting the movements of their prey and then suddenly strike with astonishing speed.
Although one can reach the Mabamba swamp by road, Bamboo Ecotours highly recommends the boat tour across Lake Victoria, arriving at Mabamba by boat. Instead of using a car, the boat allows you to see many birds that you may otherwise miss. It is also possible to do a Mabamba swamp shoebill stork tour overnight in downtown Kampala.
If you plan to be in Entebbe and are interested in visiting the Mabamba swamp, contact us for more information.