2 days birding safari in Entebbe and Mabamba in Uganda

Tour Highlight

This wonderful birding safari shall take you to Mabamba swamp and Entebbe. Mabamba swamp is famous for hosting the rare shoebill stork. When you go to Mabamba at any time of the day, you shall be assured to see the rare shoebill stork-It is one of the areas around the world where you have such an assurance. This swamp is located 50 Km away from Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. Entebbe is highly famous because of being the home to Uganda’s international airport, Entebbe international airport however behind this marvelous city lies the wonderful opportunities to spot different species of birds at Entebbe botanical gardens and Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC)

Day 1: Entebbe birding experience

Early in the morning after breakfast, you shall be picked up by our tour guide and drive you to Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) dubbed as the zoo for birding.  When you visit the park, you shall be in position to view of 170 bird species. Among these include rare species of weavers- rare Northern Masked weaver and orange weaver, sunbirds, kingfisher. Later continue to Entebbe botanical garden to see over 150 species of birds-black bishop, grey woodpecker, olive bellied, Malachite, woodland and pygmy kingfishers, Great Reed Warbler, Great Blue and Ross’s Turaco, Fain Tailed Widow bird and other. Later, return to your hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Day 2: Mabamba Swamp

Early in the morning after breakfast, you shall drive to Mabamba swamp which is 50 km from Kampala. On arrival, you shall be canoed along the swampy vegetation under the guidance of a specialized local person while searching for various bird species in the area. The rare shoebill stork is among the popular species which you can never miss during this tour. Other species include Allen’s and Purple Gallinule, Papyrus Gonolek, White Spotted Fluftail, Bellied Heron, Grey herons, Purple and Goliath Heron, and others.  Later, you retreat and drive back to Kampala to mark the end of this magical tour.

  • Birding permits

  • Transportation and accommodation during the safari,
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Visa fees
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Air ticket fares
  • Souvenirs
  • Tipping
  • Personal items
  • Beverages apart from those served on meals
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