Day 1: Transfer to Mabamba Swamp
Meet and greet with your guide and drive to Mabamba Swamp located in Wakiso District, about 50 kilometres southwest of Kampala. Mabamba Swamp is a hot spot for wild species of Shoebill Stork in the whole world, done on canoe through papyrus reeds in Mabamba Swamp, you be able to see other birds like Saddle-billed Stork, Malachite Kingfisher, African Jacana, Papyrus Gonolek, White Shouldered Tit, Red Cap, Western Banded Snake Eagle, White Winged Warbler, White Spotted Fluff tail and Weyns’ Weaver. Other resident bird species include: the Allen’s and Purple Gallinule, Grey herons, Jacanas, Ruffaus’ Bellied Heron, Squacco, Purple and Goliath Heron, the globally threatened Pallid Harrier. Lunch will be served at the site.
The Mabamba Swamp is a newly discovered home for the most wanted bird the shoebill that you look out for in the skies and down on the swamp designated as a wetland of international importance in 2006. Apart from Murchison Falls National Park, Mabamba Swamp is the only place and site where the elusive Shoebill can be spotted at anytime. It is globally recognized and is protected under the Ramsar Convention. This Convention on wetlands signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the agenda for national action and global cooperation for the protection and wise use of wetlands and their possessions.