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Mabamba Shoebill Tours

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Daily tours to the Mabamba Swamps to see the Shoebill. Tours leave daily at 07:30 or at your preferred time. The tour is by boat across the lake to Mabamba Swamps where we proceed by jumping into smaller canoes with guides to the get a view of the...more
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25 Church Road, Entebbe, Uganda
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide we had as superb and knew the wildlife very well - where to find it and accurate factual information were paramount to our success.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GeoffCarpentier
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Don't get me wrong the people we dealt with at Mabamba Shoebill Tours are great and we got exactly what we were promised. However, in my opinion, we significantly overpaid. We used the tour company as an experiment so that we could make sure to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

We want to thank our driver, Robert, our boat captain, Roger and our guide, Shacool, for an amazing tour on Mbamba swamp. We went by boat over the lake out to the swamp where we transferred into a smaller boat. Shacool was able to find...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane F
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

A wonderful experience with a wonderful guide! The shoebill stork is an amazing animal to witness. Plus, we saw many other birds and animals

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Laura F
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Shocked to see the size of this beautiful solitary bird. Saddened to hear they are at the verge of extinction.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sreynaks
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Fantastic 1/2 day on the water. We were picked up at our hotel and taken to the shore where we met our guide Joseph. After about 1 hr we switched to a smaller canoe type boat and started to look for the shoebill Joseph found...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cmoes
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Fantastic tour of the swamp. Joseph was very knowledgeable of the birds and spotted the shoebill quickly. We were lucky enough to see both a male and a female. A must do when in Entebbe!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Christina M
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We took the boat trip out into the Mabamba wetlands twice, at both the beginning & end of our ten day visit to Uganda. It was such an enjoyable experience we couldn’t resist going back for a second time. The local guides have been trained...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 129SteveH
Reviewed 18 July 2018

I love nature and bird watching in a peaceful environment. My experience on one Sunday morning in Mabamba Bay was a total madness. There were many tourists - seven boats - and one shoebill, which was quite far away in the grassy swamp. All guides...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank greylourie
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Our guide Hannington escorted us perfectly through the Mabamba Swamps near Entebbe. We met him at Nakiwogo Ferry, from where the canoe tour started. The highlight was a very close shoebill sighting.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Bluehamster
13 September 2017|
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Response from OliveEntebbe | Property representative |
Dear Bluehamster,Thank you for question! I've checked the website by sending an email from it and it seems to be working now, but you may otherwise check on Sunset Entebbe website. it is the same company. Olive, manager
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dizzydunkin
15 January 2017|
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Dear Girdwood, The tour for 1-3 persons i USD150 inclusive of pick up within Entebbe, drive to the harbor in Entebbe, boat-tour on Lake Victoria to the wetlands at Mabamba, guided canoe tour in the wetlands for... More
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