Mabamaba Shoebill Tour Entebbe

Mabamba Shoebill Tour

Join our Mabamba Shoebill Tour for a complete experience of nature, including all transport & delicious finger food. Book your bird watching adventure at unbeatable rates!

Have you ever spotted the prehistoric Shoebill Bird? Well, this is the moment you have been waiting for! Whether you are an avid birdwatcher or simply a lover of nature’s beauty, our Mabamba Shoebill tour in Mabamba Swamp promises an unforgettable experience in Entebbe. With its distinctively enormous bill and striking features, this prehistoric-looking bird will leave you in awe

Mabamba Swamp is a remarkable wetland located close to ViaVia Entebbe. It is renowned for its diverse ecosystem and, in particular, for being one of the best places in the world to spot the rare and iconic Shoebill Bird. The Swamp is characterized by its vast expanse of papyrus reeds, shallow channels, and open water areas. This unique combination of habitats provides an ideal environment for a variety of bird species, making it a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike.

Our friend & guide Rodgers will take you to the Mabamba Swamp on his wooden boat. You can spot this magical bird, together with many other birds that fly around, while you paddle through the swamp.

Feel the excitement rise within you as you capture unforgettable moments through your camera lens or just take in the sheer beauty of this wonder.


We are ready when you are!

Contact us so we can start planning your trip! Departure from ViaVia is usually at 7:45 AM as the morning hours are known to give the best chances of spotting the shoebill stork.

But we do are flexible, in case your busy schedule (or your bad evening habits) isn’t allowing the early visit, we can plan this acitvity at 2 PM as well!

The whole trip usually takes about 4 hours.


This is an all inclusive trip, so sit back and enjoy!

+ All transport (to and from Nakiwogo landingsite with a boda or a car; boat ride across Lake Victoria to and from Mabamba Swamp)

+ Entry fee and a motivated bird guide in Mabamba Swamp

+ Small snack and drinking water

+ Use of binoculars and The Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa

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80 USD p.p. (1 person)
60 USD p.p. (group of 2 to 3 people)
45 USD p.p. (group with > 3 people)


+ Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses

+ Rain coat and insect repellant

+ Your camera equipment