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Mpanga Forest birding & Mabamba Swamp for Shoebill – 1 day

Enjoy a full day of birding in areas not far from Kampala with Mpanga Forest & Mabamba birding for the Shoebill Stork. Perfect for the birder visiting Uganda with limited time. You get to search for forest species during the guided walk in Mpanga forest in the morning and then continue on for an afternoon looking for the Great Shoebill in Mabamba swamp.

Mpanga forest & Shoebill birding

This Mpanga forest & Shoebill birding day trip:

  • Mpanga Forest
  • Mabamba Swamp

Day by day itinerary for our Mpanga Forest & Shoebill Stork birding day trip:

 

DAY 1: FOREST BIRDING IN MPANGA FOREST AND GREAT SHOEBILL EXPERIENCE.

Mpanga Forest is located a short drive south of Kampala. This is a protected area and peaceful place to enjoy some of the birds found in Uganda’s birding paradise. We start off from Kampala in the early morning for our Mpanga Forest & Mabamba swamp shoebill Stork birding with our guide picking you at the hotel. Birding along the way towards Mpanga Forest where we pass swamps a niche for warblers. At Mpanga Forest a birding guide takes you for a walk to discover what this forest has to offer. Possible highlights can be the several species of the notorious bulbuls from the andropadus family tricky to ID, the forest barbets, Chestnut wattle eyes, weynes weaver, yellow billed hornbils, magpie mannikins, green sunbirds, green headed sunbirds, the Great sparrow hawk plus many more have lunch in the peaceful forest and continue birding towards Mabamba swamp for the Rare Shoebill stork, lesser jacana, marsh harriers, African pygmy-goose, whistling ducks if its the right season the blue swallow, blue breasted bee eater plus many more aquatic birds of Uganda.

 

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Mpanga & shoebill birding
Mpanga & shoebill birding
Mpanga & shoebill birding
Mpanga & shoebill birding
Mpanga & shoebill birding
Mpanga & shoebill birding
Mpanga & shoebill birding
Mpanga & shoebill birding
Mpanga & shoebill birding

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Included: Accommodation, meals, safari car, fuel, guide, park entries, gorilla permits (if applicable) and activities mentioned in the itinerary. Plus water in the car and a couple of fruits along the way.

Excluded: International flights, visas, drinks, tips and personal expenses.

Accommodation: In general accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is good places on budget to mid-range level (with the exception of luxury safaris). The accommodation can be adapted to your price range of budget, mid-range or luxury. Of-course a mix is also possible. Take a look here for links to the website’s of the lodges we regularly work with.

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