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Mabamba Swamp Shoebill Tour


Mabamba Swamp Shoebill Tour

We shall start the day early for a trip to the famous Mabamba Swamp- where our Mabamba Swamp Shoebill Tour takes place. Mabamba is a wonderful wetland filled with papyrus marshes along the fringes of Lake Victoria. Indeed Mabamba is one of the best places in Africa to search for the rare Shoebill.

At Mabamba, we shall enjoy a boat trip, in a traditional canoe guided by experienced local guides. The swamp is very productive and holds a huge variety of birds’ species. We shall also scan the papyrus marshes and gardens that neighbour the main swamp for more birds. Our star on the Mabamba Swamp Shoebill Tour, is definitely the pre-historic Shoebill.

Other birds expected here include Malachite Kingfisher, Red-chested Sunbird, Lesser Jacana, Papyrus Gonolek, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Blue-headed Coucal, African Pygmy Goose, Snowy-crowned Robin-chat, Sooty Chat and Eastern Plantain-eater. We may also be lucky to find the rare Sitatunga Antelope.

We shall then head back to our lodge, marking the end to our lovely Mabamba Swamp Shoebill Tour.



Highlight mammal and others

Vervet Monkey, Nile Hippo, Nile Crocodile, Sitatunga

Highlight birds

Shoebill, Grey Crowned Crane, Swamp Flycatcher, African Jacana, Western Osprey

Habitats covered

Tropical Forest, Wetlands

Photographic opportunities


Special moments

Canoe ride, Shoebill, Nature Walk, Lake Victoria



Extension options:-

The Mabamba Swamp Shoebill Tours can be combined with our Journey to Kidepo National Park Safari.