Shoebill stork tracking in Mabamba wetland-Uganda (1 day)


This one-day tour will specifically go to the Mabamba wetland on the shores of Lake Victoria central Uganda.  If you're coming from the Entebbe side, you can choose to cross by ferry from Nakiwogo or drive via Kampala - Kasangye as You will be spending from 1 to 3 hours looking for the shoebill as it moves from places on its fish hunting journeys. you look at the countryside. this tour can be taken on the early part of the day or any other time on transit between destinations.


On arrival, meet the guide who will take you to board the canoe to start the journey that takes a few hours. The journey is through a natural water canal leading into lake Vitoria, surrounded by wetlands on either side. On a motorized canoe with local guides, you have great moments of viewing this elusive bird and can be able to take close-range pictures.

Other attractions during the tour include a long list of wetland birds, scenery, and colorful wetland flowers. After spending enough time with the shoebill, you will retire to the mainland and transfer to Kampala or Entebbe for dinner and overnight, ending the trip.

Price per person:

  • 1 Pax (345$)
  • 2-3 Pax (217$)
  • 4-5 (167$)
  • 6 pax (150$)


  • Activities: Shoebill tour fees, Shoebill boat fees, local guide
  • Transport: 4wD safari car with fuel, English speaking driver-guide
  • Snacks: Drinking water on the tour


  • Meals
  • Accommodation on the night before and after

 Upgrade available on demand:

  • Airport transfers
  • Adding accommodation hotel
  • Number of group participants

Booking Code: UGtrip-14

  • Day 1 Kampala – Mabamba - Kampala

    After an early breakfast, you will be picked from Kampala. Drive for around 1 hour through the rural roads branching off Masaka road, towards Lake Victoria to the village of Mabamba. You will meet the experienced local guide by the lakeshores where the tour starts. In a natural wetland habitat, seek the shoebill through the channel. On the same tour, you will find other birds including; bee-eater, Swamp Flycatcher, Red-billed fire finch, Yellow-billed duck, Grey-headed gull, Black-winged stilt, Madagascar Yello-rumped Tinkerbird, Spur-winged Lapwing and many more, exploring a list of around 260 bird species resident to this wetland. You will encounter the shoebill at different intervals in different moods and settings. The tour gives a great scenario and you may capture the fascinating moment when the shoebill catches her prey.
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