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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
25 Church Road, Entebbe, Uganda
+256 776 323501
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jane F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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.

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

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!

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

Thank Steve H
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

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.

Thank in8967
Reviewed 22 March 2018

This is a must-see if you like birds. The boat man and the guide worked so hard for me to be able to see a shoebill. On the way, I also saw a hammerkop (sp?), whose head looks just like a hammer. There are no...More

Thank LynneinChgo
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

This place is charming for sure. It took us four hours to spot the shoebill but it was worth. There are many other bird spieces, the swamp and boat ride are very nice and even without seeing the shoebill, this attraction was something to see...More

Thank Bojan V
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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
15 January 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