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2 Days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland

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Overview of the 2 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland

This 2 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland is one of the popular short 2 days Mabamba swamp bird watching tour Uganda that offers a birder on a bird watching safari Uganda 2 whole days of beautiful bird sightings. This exclusive 2 days birding excursion in Uganda features a bird watching tour in Entebbe Botanical gardens and Mabamba wetland starting and ending in Kampala. Your professional Uganda birding safari guide will take you through your safari starting with a pick up from your accommodation facility on the fist day. You will do bird watching in Entebbe botanical gardens then return to your lodging facility for an overnight. After breakfast in your lodging facility, your driver guide will transfer you to Mabamba wetland via Kasanje for a whole day birding excursion at the shores of lake Victoria.  Just from the moment your driver guide starts the drive, you will sight several bird species till arrival. Upon arrival, you will go for a birding tour in  mabamba by boat through the wetland marshes lasting about 2-3 hours as you paddle through the wetland with several bird specie sightings especially the papyrus bird species. You will have lunch at Nkima forest lodge and continue to the forest for forest bird specie sightigs then return to Kampala.

Highlights of the 2 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland

Day 1: Your professional Uganda birding tour guide will pick you up early morning from your lodging facility, and transfer you for a birding excursion in Entebbe botanical gardens.You will later be returned to your accommodation facility in Kampala.

Day 2: Your driver guide will pick you up early morning and drive to Mabamba swamp. In mabamba swamp the next day, you will do bird watching in mabamba by boat for about 3 hours, have lunch and then go to Nkima forest before returning to Kampala.

2 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland detailed itinerary

Day 1 of your 2 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland

Y2 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetlandour professional bird watching tour Uganda  guide will brief you about your safari in the morning then take you for a birding excursion at Entebbe botanical gardens. The botanical gardens in Entebbe hosts a variety of water, open country and woodland bird species. These include the Pink-backed Pelican, Malachite Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Stork, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Yellow White-eye, Purple-banded Sunbird, African Jacana, Lesser Jacana, Yellow-billed Duck, Glossy Ibis, African Open-billed Stork, Blue-checked Bee-eater, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Black Crake, Long-tailed Cormorant, Crowned Hornbill, Woodland Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, the Africa and Red-billed Firefinch, Black-and-white-Casqued Hornbill and many more. These and many more bird species are what you will see on this full day bird watching tour, you will have a lunch break and drive through Entebbe town and Kampala city as you return to your hotel for an overnight.

Day 2 of your 2 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland

2 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetlandYour safari starts with early morning wake up, breakfast and then meeting and greeting with your professional driver guide. You will start the drive to mabamba via Nakawuka and several bird spotting as soon as you start the drive west of Kampala. When you reach Mabamba, you take a canoe with an experienced paddler and your guide through the narrow channels in search of the beautiful feathered birds. The shoebill is best seen in the morning when its trying to find its prey (mudfish). You will spend about 2-3 hours on the boat then drive to Nkima forest lodge about a 5 minutes drive from the boat area for lunch. You have lunch and rest for about 1 hour then go to Nkima forest in search of the forest bird species. After several sightings of bird species on this 1 day birding safari Uganda, you will be driven back slowly by your knowledgeable birding driver guide to Kampala or Entebbe.

End of your 2 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland

On a Uganda birding tour, tourists sight birds like the Swamp Flycatcher, African Water Rail, African Purple Swamp-hen, Common Moorhen, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers, Yellow-billed Duck, Common Waxbill, Blue-headed Cuckoo, Intermediate Egret, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Long-toed Lapwing, Osprey, Red-billed Fire-finch, African Jacana, Lesser Jacana, African Pygmy Goose, White-faced Whistling-duck, Rufous-bellied and Purple Heron, Winding Cisticola, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Goliath Heron, Black Crake, African Marsh Harrier, and African Pied Wagtail.

Migrant birds sighted at Mabamba wetland include the Blue Swallow, Gull-billed Tern and White-winged Tern. The Papyrus Gonolek and Papyrus Yellow Warbler are the papyrus restricted species seen in Mabamba wetland.

 Just in 2 days without even going further in to the country you can have a chance to spot over 500 beautiful bird species.


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