Mabamba Wetlands Photo Gallery

Mabamba Wetlands is a shallow marshy bay on the edge of Lake Victoria northwest of Entebbe.

canoes canoe wetland

The Ransar-listed wetland of international importance protects the shoebill, Balaeniceps rex, and some 300 other other birds.


Little egret, Egretta garzetta, in breeding plumage

little egret

Cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis

Goliath heron, Ardea goliath

Squacco heron, Ardeola ralloides

African jacana, Actophilornis africanus


White-faced whistling duck, Dendrocygna viduata

Yellow-billed duck, Anas undulata

Blue-breasted bee-eater, Merops variegatus

African pied wagtail, Motacilla aguimp

Malachite kingfisher, Corythornis cristatus, adult (left) and juvenile (right)

Pied kingfisher, Ceryle rudis, in flight, perching male (left) and female (right)

Lomg-tailed cormorant, Microcarbo africanus

Long-toed lapwing, Vanellus crassirostris, and nest

Foxy lark, Calendulauda alopex

Black kite, Milvus migrans

Lizard buzzard, Kaupifalco monogrammicus

Osprey, Pandion haliaetus

There are also more than 200 species of butterflies.

It is the easiest place in Uganda to find shoebills, Balaeniceps rex. The birds are also found in Murchison Falls National Park and the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Shoebills in the Mabamba Wetlands:

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Last modified 13 September 2022