Mabamba Swamp is one of the best places in Uganda to spot the highly sought-after shoebill in its natural habitat. Regularly featured on tourism brochures are these appealingly rare birds with their pre-historic features and oversized yellow bill. Bird watching here is archived mostly by a canoe, where you’ll navigate waterways comprising lily pads and papyrus swamp. Amongst the 260 species in the region, other notable birds include the papyrus yellow warbler, pallid harrier and blue swallow.
Half day trips can be organised to visit the Entebbe Mabamba Swamp and surrounding islands in search of the most sought after Shoebill Stork.