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Mabamba Shoebill Tours

25 Church Road, Entebbe, Uganda
+256 776 323501
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Awesome day trip, especially for birders!

Even non-birders will enjoy this trip but expect to see many birds, at least 50 species or more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
See the shoebill storks in Mabamba Swamp

The folks who run this tour are friendly, professional, and responsive. Whenever I sent an e-mail... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2017
Jeffrey R
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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 Shoebill, and many other birds. The boat tour across Lake Victory is magnificent with a great view of Entebbe, the Airport and more. On approaching the swamps you will pass through a fantastic lagoon with so many birds. Sometimes the Shoebill is found here rather than in the actual swamps. Assembly point is Reception Sunset Entebbe, or, you may be picked from your hotel in Entebbe. All participants must book in advance.
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25 Church Road, Entebbe, Uganda
+256 776 323501
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even non-birders will enjoy this trip but expect to see many birds, at least 50 species or more including the prehistoric looking Shoebill. The guides know where to look for them so most people see at least 2 or 3 Shoebills.

Thank Tikibird
Reviewed May 17, 2017

The folks who run this tour are friendly, professional, and responsive. Whenever I sent an e-mail, regardless of time of day, I received a response within about half an hour (if that). Because it is an outdoor excursion (in an open boat), weather plays a...More

Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed January 16, 2017

It's enough to enjoy nature and a serene boat ride through a swamp, I have done this tour 6-7 times - every time guests come to visit in Entebbe. We take the boat from Nakiwogo (next to the ferry), and the boat takes us to...More

2  Thank gilatoo
Reviewed November 2, 2016

All aspects of this were great with the guides doing everything possible to get us to see the shoebill. After pushing our canoe through the swamp to see the shoebill from a distance, we then followed them as they flew to another area of the...More

Thank Hman8772014
Reviewed September 18, 2016

The reviews for this outfit are spot-on. I could not have been more pleased with Jonathan and Vincent as guides-extraordinaire. Their intuition and experience (aided by on-the-water intell with fishermen and the network of mobile phone updates)resulted in a quick sighting of the elusive Shoebill....More

Thank biaDC
Reviewed September 15, 2016

I live in Kampala, but took a day trip to Entebbe for this tour. We met the larger tour group at a hotel around 8, but had our own separate boat. The tour guides were great and very knowledgeable. The shoebill is certainly a strange...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed it very much, excellent guides, just perfect. Going through the Victoria Lake is an unforgettable experience. Must see!

Thank Marta A
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Departed hotel to dock and speedboat ride across Lake Victoria in the early morning. Met with the Mabamba personnel and transferred to a handmade wooden canoe. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Their guides in radio communication located a rare shoebill in short...More

Thank Jon_Scuba_11
Reviewed July 13, 2016

I had a day between arriving in Entebbe and driving north, so I arranged a driver for the day to take me to a couple of places of interest; one being to the swamp to see the Shoebills. It was a great drive out to...More

Thank Ringnuts
Reviewed July 13, 2016

The Mabamba Shoebill Tour is a great excursion if you have some free time in Entebbe. I was collected from my hotel at 730am and returned by 1230pm, a perfect half day trip. The trip involves a boat ride on Lake Victoria before entering the...More

1  Thank Samantha C
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January 15, 2017|
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Response from OliveEntebbe | Property representative |
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