Mabamba Swamp the Best Place for seeing Shoebill Storks in Uganda
Mabamba Swamp –Wetlands– A unique 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 the 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 a fantastic Wetlands Sanctuary to visit for the Shoebill Storks, Sitatunga Antelopes, and the tropical vegetation that you see here.
Mabamba Swamp – an excellent opportunity to see the elusive and endangered Shoebill Stork.
Many that visit Uganda wants to see the Shoebill Stork. 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 Kampala 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 along with some bottled water for refreshment. 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. It provides the perfect habitat for countless of waterbirds 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 Swamphen, 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 is 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 for the Shoebill Stork but for web-toed Sitatunga Antelopes – which can be as elusive as the Shoebill Stork. Mabamba Swamp is the 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. Not only is Mabamba Swamp visited by Birding Enthusiasts but by poachers who come to steal Shoebill Stork’s 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. All around you, 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 merely excellent and seeing it in its habitat and natural environment is an unforgettable experience.
All this within easy reach of Kampala. The perfect day trip to a 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. It can be combined with a safari that includes Lake Mburo.
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