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1 Day Birding in Uganda – Short Uganda Birding Safari

Uganda is a haven to over 1080 bird species and the 1 day birding tour is designed for you to explore Mabamba Bay/Wetland. This is one of the magical bird watching spots with diverse water birds for you to identify on Uganda safari. Mabamba Wetland is a vast marshland along the scenic Lake Victoria, West of Entebbe International Airport. It is reachable about one hours’ drive from Kampala.

1 Day Birding in UgandaYour birding trip to Mabamba Wetland begins with an early morning breakfast and later, pick up from a hotel in Kampala/Entebbe. Arrive early to catch up with a canoe to kick start your bird watching experience with a site guide.

Expect to identify a wide-range of birds on your Uganda bird watching trip in this wetland including the African marsh harrier, yellow billed ducks, shoebills, purple herons, blue breasted kingfishers, Angola swallows, whale headed stork, malachite kingfishers, spur winged goose, great cormorant, sooty chat, common Squacco heron, red billed fire finch, little stint, ibis, African fish eagles, lesser jacannas, pied kingfishers, blue breasted bee-eaters, crowned hornbill, knob-billed duck, grey rumped swallows and a lot more.

To enjoy your birding tour in Mabamba Wetland, ensure you have a good camera with extra battery and pair of binoculars. Get back from your birding excursion to meet your driver guide for transfer back to your hotel or place of residence. This will mark the end of your 1 day birding in Uganda.

End of the 1 day birding in Uganda

Trip inclusions

  • Pick up and drop off at a hotel in Kampala/Entebbe
  • Two boat rides (in the morning & afternoon)
  • Service of an English-speaking tour guide
  • Birding
  • Lunch plus bottled drinking water
  • Travel in a 4×4 safari vehicle

Trip exclusions

  • Tipping
  • Laundry services
  • Beverages
  • Cigarettes
  • Telephone bills
  • Airfares
  • Additional activities outside the itinerary
  • Hotel charges after the trip
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