Mabamba Swamp the Best Place for seeing Shoebill Storks

Posted by on July 20, 2017

Mabamba Swamp the Best Place for seeing Shoebill Storks in Uganda

Mabamba Swamp –Wetlands– An amazing Birding Experience – a Must See in Uganda.


Mabamba Swamp the Best Place for seeing Shoebill Storks in Uganda. Mabamba Swamp is an ideal add-on to a safari that takes in Western Uganda especially if Lake Mburo Park is on your Safari Itinerary with us.

Though morning is the best time of the day to spot the shoebill stork, any time of the day is a good time, rarely does one leave Mabamba Swamp without spotting the Shoebill Stork as well as many other waterbirds that make Mabamba Swamp their home. It is an amazing Wetlands Sanctuary to visit for the Shoebill Storks, Sitatunga Antelopes and the tropical vegetation that you see here. 

Mabamba Swamp – a great opportunity to see the elusive and endangered Shoebill Stork.


Many that visit Uganda want to see the Shoebill Storks – one of the most reliable places where you can sight the most sought after Bird in Africa – the ancient looking Shoebill Stork is found a short distance from Entebbe or KampalaMabamba Swamp the Best Place for seeing Shoebill Storks in the Mabamba Swamp Wetlands.  Mabamba Swamp is the perfect place for a one-day outing from Kampala or an add-on to a safari that includes Western Uganda such as Lake Mburo National Park.

Pack a nice lunch – take some bottled water take along a good pair of Binoculars, hat, sun protection, insect repellent, light rain jacket, a backpack for lunch and bottled water, long-sleeved shirt, and long trousers and we take you to Mabamba Swamp the Best Place for seeing Shoebill Storks.

Mabamba Swamp is a large tract of marshlands with various channels through it and it provides the perfect habitat for countless of water-birds besides the Shoebill Stork such as Swamp Flycatcher, Winding Cisticola, Malachite Kingfisher, Black-headed Weavers, Yellow-billed Duck, Long-toed Lapwing, African Jacana and Blue-headed Coucal, Banded Martin, Grey-rumped and Angola Swallows, Intermediate Egret, Swamp Flycatcher, African Purple Swamp-hen, African Water Rail, Common Moorhen, Lesser Jacana, African Jacana, African Pygmy Goose, White-faced Whistling-duck, Squacco, Rufous-bellied and Purple Heron, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Winding Cisticola, Goliath Heron, Black Crake, African Marsh Harrier, Hamerkop, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers, Common Waxbill, Yellow-billed Duck, Blue-headed Cuckoo, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Intermediate Egret, Osprey, Long-toed Lapwing, African Pied Wagtail, and Red-billed Fire-finch.

Mabamba Swamp the Best Spot for seeing Shoebill Storks, just a short distance from Entebbe, a great day outing or combined with your safari in Uganda.

Keep your eyes open not only not only for the Shoebill Stork but for web-toed Sitatunga Antelopes – which can be A-day-in-Mabamba-Swamp-Wetlands-in-search-of-Shoebill-Storks.jpgas elusive as the Shoebill Stork.  Mabamba Swamp is a most intriguing Wetland Sanctuary, one wishes every creature within it was safe from harm – at one time the Shoebill Storks were being killed by superstitious fishermen who saw their sighting as a bad omen – meaning no successful fishing, not only is Mabamba Swamp visited by Birding Enthusiasts but by poachers  who come to steal Shoebill Storks eggs and sell them to illegal wildlife traders and even the shoebill storks themselves – two were rescued recently at Entebbe airport –all this resulting in fewer and fewer Shoebill Storks in Uganda and in Africa as a whole.

Thank goodness many a fisherman that might have considered killing shoebill storks upon seeing them (bad omen when you are fishing)  today is paddling the canoe in search of the Shoebill Storks and other Bird Species along the Channels of Mabamba Swamp Wetlands.

Mabamba Swamp provides the setting for a perfect birding day in Uganda – Mabamba Bog the Best Place for seeing Shoebill Storks.  There is a bit of mystery, a bit intrigue, adventure, not knowing what the next turn of the channel will unfold before your eyes.  There is no sound but the paddle dipping into the water, the sound of birds, of rustling swamp grass and reeds – it is another experience in Uganda not to be missed even if you are not a birder or birding enthusiast – experiencing Mabamba Swamp the Best Place for seeing Shoebill Storks is simply amazing and seeing  in its habitat and natural environment is an unforgettable experience.

All this within easy reach of Kampala – the perfect day trip to a most unique African Swamp – Mabamba – put it on your list of places not to miss when visiting Uganda since  Mabamba Swamp the Best Place for viewing Shoebill Storks is a short distance from Kampala – from Entebbe and can be combined with a safari that includes Lake Mburo .

 


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