Mabamba Bay Swamp in Uganda – Wetland birding spot in Uganda
Mabamba bay swamp in Uganda – Mabamba Bay on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda is one of the best wetland bird watching sites for the Endangered Shoebill Stork which is Uganda’s most bird list by bird watchers as well as nature lovers. Mabamba Swamp Bay is located on the shores west of Entebbe on the northern side of Lake Victoria, with thick marshes of papyrus, water lilies, and other wetland grasses.
The wetland hosts over 300 bird species that include many globally threatened species, 7 of Uganda’s 12 Lake Victoria biome restricted species, and plenty of wetland species. The wetland as well hosts Palearctic migrants every year from October to March. Mabamba Swamp Bay is a Ramseur site and an Important Bird Area.
Mabamba Bay wetland can be accessed by water and roads. From Kampala City or Entebbe town, but the easiest route is through Nakiwogo landing site in Entebbe where you take a motorized boat to the island and then meet the wetland guide to search for the elusive shoebill
If you drive, from Kampala you take a rough Kawuku – Nakawuka road and turn at Kasanje and the drive is approximately two hours from Kampala the capital city, then you will meet the wetland guide to search for the endangered shoebill stork.