Mabamba Bay Swamp

Mabamba Bay Swamp

Mabamba Bay swamp

Mabamba Bay swamp is a wetland on the edge of Lake Victoria, northwest of the Entebbe peninsula.

Mabamba bay swamp is located 48 km from Kampala and 15 km from Entebbe west of Entebbe International  airport along the shores of Lake Victoria.

Mabamba is one of Uganda’s 33 Important Bird Areas and since 2006 a Ramsar-listed wetland of international importance. Key protected bird species in Mabamba are the shoebill, the blue swallow and the papyrus gonolek.

An extensive marsh stretching through a narrow and long bay fringed with papyrus towards the main body of Lake Victoria – the only swamp close to Kampala where one can easily find the globally-threatened Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex). The site supports an average of close to 190,000 birds and is part of the wetland system which hosts approximately 38% of the global population of the Blue Swallow (Hirundo atrocaerulea), as well as the globally-threatened Papyrus Yellow Warbler and other birds of global conservation concern