African Secrets Limited driver/ guide will pick you from your hotel to drive to Mabamba Swamp, 50km west of Kampala.
Mabamba Swamp, 50 km from Kampala is the most accessible for spotting the wild species of Shoebill Stork in the whole world. Birding is done on the canoes in marsh channels. These large wetlands are home to an ecosystem of birds, animals, bugs, fish, that are not found elsewhere. The Shoebill is part of that ecosystem, preferring the solitude of these large marshes. As well, there are gazelles specifically adapted to the floating vegetation.
Birding is done on the canoes in marsh channels. A canoe trip through papyrus swamp in the Mabamba will take you to the untouched beauty of wetland, where you will have the highest chance of seeing Shoebill and other papyrus specialist birds like Saddle-billed Stork, Malachite Kingfisher, African Jacana, and other swamp specialties.
A trip to Mabamba will give you an opportunity to familiarize with one of Uganda's beautiful wetland. 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 the shoebill stork both in the sky and down on the marsh.
Drive back to Kampala which marks the end of your Shoebill Safari.