THIS TOUR IS AN EXTENSION TO THE TOUR – MOUNTAIN GORILLAS, CHIMPANZEES AND OTHER PRIMATES IN UGANDA 13th-21st FEBRUARY 2023. READ MORE HERE…
- Two days in the Mabamba wetland reserve to look for the shoebills
- Several species kingfishers, bee-eaters and herons
- Fantastic birdlife with lots of exotic species
- We go to Uganda when it is NOT rainy season
- The tour leader will show you their best spots and provide photographic advice to a small group that share the same interests
Our extension trip takes us to the Mabamba wetland area to photograph the mythical bird the shoebill. Here we will spend two days and make a total of four excursions in the wetland area in small boats. The boats give us the opportunity to slowly and quiet make our way towards the birds in the wetland.
The shoebill lives in large wetland areas and today it is estimated that there are between 5,000 and 8,000 individuals left in the world, where the majority are found in Sudan. Outside of Sudan, the Mabamba wetlands are considered the best place in the world to see the bird. With a body length of 150 centimeters, the shoebill is one of the world’s largest birds. The beak is large and wide with a light pink to orange-like base tone with dark spots and gives the bird an unmistakable appearance.
In addition to the shoebill, we will be able to photograph several species of kingfishers, bee-eaters, herons, ducks and other exciting birds.
Day 1 (21/2) (Lunch – Dinner)
We arrive at our lodge in the afternoon / evening. After check-in, we have dinner and talk a bit about the coming days.
Day 2-3 (22-23/2) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After breakfast we head to the Mabamba wetland reserve and begin our search for the Shoebill. We make our way in the wetland by boat. In addition to shoebills, we hope to be able to photograph kingfishers, bee-eaters, jacanas and several heron species.
We have lunch and rest a bit at the lodge before we go out into the wetland again in the afternoon.
Day 4 (24/2) (Breakfast – Lunch)
Today our journey ends. After breakfast we head to Entebbe and the airport. Flights home in the evening.