Mabamba Bay

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Geography of the Site
Climate

The climate of Mabamba wetland is the same as other areas along the Lake Victoria northern shores with 1200 – 15,00mm of rain.

Temperatures

An average minimum temperatures of 17 degrees Celsius and maximum average temperatures of 26 degrees Celsius.

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An average minimum temperatures of 17 degrees Celsius and maximum average temperatures of 26 degrees Celsius.

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Introduction

Mabamba bay is an expanse marsh that stretches through a long narrow bay that is fringed with papyrus as you draw closer to Lake Victoria in Mpigi district. The Cyprus and Miscanthus species dominate though there is a narrow channel of open water and a patch of Nymphea caerulea.

The swamp also contains areas of Cladium mariscus and drifting papyrus islands at times. The bay form part of Waiga bay south west of the bay of Nakiwogo in the west of Entebbe International Airport.

Mabamba wetland/swamp is listed among the Important Bird Area is among the best marshy areas along the Lake Victoria northern shores and interestingly to note is that Mabamba swamp is the closest place in Kampala where shoe bill stork can be encountered.

Mabamba wetland is a habitat to over 300 bird species including the rare and endangered shoe bill stork, enormous congregations of migrant species like Blue Swallow, Gull-billed Tern, White-winged Tern, and Papyrus restricted species like Papyrus Gonolek, and Papyrus Yellow Warbler.

Other species of birds include; good counts of goliath heron, Lesser Jacana, Squacco Heron, Spur-winged Goose and  good counts of waders.

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