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1 day Mabamba (Shoebill) bird watching tour - Shoebill & canoe tour provided by Friendly Gorillas Safaris

1 day Mabamba (Shoebill) bird watching tour - Shoebill & canoe tour

1 day Mabamba (Shoebill) bird watching tour - Shoebill & canoe tour
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About
The 1 Day Mabamba Birding Excursion is an entire birding that is suitable for day break from the towns of Kampala and Entebbe. The day trip starts and finishes in Kampala exhibiting an entire day magical encounter swamp environment on the shores of Lake Victoria keeping counts of unique birds including the uncommon shoebill stork. The swamp dwelling sitatunga is also present. The famous Mabamba swamp presents an impressive birding experience on canoe.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 90763P11
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned • Bottled water while on safari • Breakfast • Lunch • Entry/Admission - Entebbe
Exclusions
International Flights (Arranged on request) • Visas • Optional Activity fees • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
Duration
9h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Kampala, Uganda
Airports:
Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned • Bottled water while on safari • Breakfast • Lunch • Entry/Admission - Entebbe
Exclusions
International Flights (Arranged on request) • Visas • Optional Activity fees • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Kampala, Uganda
Airports:
Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Kampala
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mabamba Swamp Bird Watching
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission included
    Leave early morning from Entebbe or pick-up at your hotel, within Entebbe at no extra cost and we shall drive to the harbor to enter the boat. The boat has life-vests. Boat-ride across the lake with a beautiful view of Entebbe, the airport, fishermen and lots of birds, especially on approaching the swamps. At Mabamba or Bussi we disembark the bigger boat and enter the smaller canoes for the Mabamba Swamps. The canoes will take a maximum of 3 persons excluding the driver and guide. After some minutes in the canoe, the papyrus reads open up into the big verdant swamps. Most of the times this is where the Shoebill can be spotted. After about two hours it is time to return out of the swamps and shift to the bigger boat for the journey back to Entebbe. Sometimes the Shoebill may also be seen from the shores in the lagoon while coming into or when returning to Entebbe. Whatever the case may be, the boat trip through the lagoon is usually very rewarding for all of its birds.
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  • You'll end at
    Kampala
    Kampala, Uganda
    See address & details
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A nice boat ride in a beautiful location with many birds to see.
Mar 2019 • Solo
The communications with the operator to organize the tour were efficient. I was picked up on time in a car in good condition, The guide was knowledgeable about birds and plants. The boat ride was pleasant, though no shoe bill stork was seen, many other birds were seen. Boat driver could have done a better job to facilitate taking pictures. Lunch was at a local restaurant with good food and service. After lunch we visited the Uganda zoo, were I was able to see shoe bill storks from very close. The operator quoted the lowest price for the tour, but still seemed high compared to similar tours in other countries.
Written 31 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks a lot for the feedback Alberto. Your trip was on short notice but we are glad we were able to deliver exactly what you needed. Thanks for sharing detailed review once again. We will be glad to host you again.
Written 13 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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