2 Days Mabira Forest – & Mabamba Swamp Safari
Day 1 – Mabira Forest
Depart Kampala at 7am drive to Mabira Forest one of the most important ornithological sites in Uganda with more than 300 species recorded. Species here include the Little Olive, Blue-throated Brown and Superb Sunbirds. The parties hold the magical Black-throated Apalis, Forest Robin and Common Wattle-eye amongst plethora of illadopses and ground robins. The forest edge supports the superb Red-headed Bluebill and Black bellied Seed cracker while the canopy harbors the excellent African Shrike Flycatcher and Red-headed Malimbe amongst others. The dead trees support hole-nesters such as the Grey-throated, Yellow-spotted and Yellow-billed Barbets. The fruiting figs attract the cartoonesque Great Blue Turaco and Pied Hornbills, the tit hylia, forest wood-hoopoe, Nahan’s francolin and many other species. Drive Back to Kampala for Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 2 – Drive to Mabamba Swamp
After breakfast, we shall drive to Mabamba swamp where you will go for a canoe ride through the Swamp in search for the rare Shoe bill. We shall look out for the shoebill and other birds, which include long-toed plover, blue-headed coucal, and white winged, papyrus gonolek. Drive back to Kampala where the safari ends.