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Shoebill Stork Tracking

1 Day Uganda Tour - Kampala Day Trip

Take to the water in dugout canoes to paddle your way between the reeds of Mabamba Swamp, a protected RAMSAR site. You will be guided by expert guides to search for the elusive Shoebill stork, in its natural habitat, as well as supporting the local community and preserve this vulnerable species.

From $70 PP

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Seek out the Shoebill

You’ll be collected in the morning from your pre arranged pick up point in Kampala (or Entebbe) and drive an hour and a half to Mabamba Swamp. From the launch point you’ll meet the guides, who are experts in finding the Shoebill stork and are very knowledgeable about the other wildlife in the swamp. They’ll take you through the swamp and reeds in a traditional canoe for several hours to find the birds.

You’ll then return back to dry land for lunch, returning to Kampala by late afternoon / early evening. By taking this trip you also support the community-based organisation, which is working to preserve the swamp area, which is an important refuge for these iconic birds.

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Day Trip Vehicle – 4×4 Supercustom

This tour is based on you using a 4x4 Supercustom for your transportation. The 4x4 Toyota Supercustom is a practical option for group tours as they offer space, comfort and are reliable vehicles. Each vehicle can comfortably seat eight people as well as a driver. Please note the tour quote including this vehicle is based on collection and drop off in Kampala. For other locations such as Entebbe and Jinja towns please contact us for a price quote.

Day Trip Vehicle Upgrade – Classic VW Campervan

The classic Volkswagen Campervan is our signature vehicle. It’s how the company started with its intrepid founders who wanted to test something a little unconventional. It worked! These Campervans were manufactured in Germany and bought to Uganda in the 1970’s. We currently own three Campervans that run trips over a large amount of the country. Clients need to bare in mind that these vehicles were not designed for off-roading. All of our drivers are certified VW mechanics and fix the odd hiccup. We won’t let you miss an activity but we do advise you to appreciate that there may be a few short stops along the way. We added the Toyota’s as some of our clients require speed and air conditioning but if you’re up for an adventure, you might want to consider something a little quirky. Each vehicle seats six around a table and has an MP4 jack (3mm amp) and a subwoofer to blast those 70’s tunes!

For price quote please see "Prices Tab". Please note prices are based per car hired and on pick up and drop in Kampala. For other locations please contact us.

Day Trip Vehicle Upgrade – Landcruiser

Some clients simply prefer a Landcruiser on their trip! They are after all the conventional way to travel on tour. Like the Super Custom, they offer comfort and reliability. They offer more intimacy for small groups of two to four clients and are optimal for single travellers. To take this tour in a landcrusier check out the price tab to add this car for your trip.

For price quote please see "Prices Tab". Please note prices are based per car hired and on pick up and drop in Kampala. For other locations please contact us.

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VW Kombi: +$30 Per Group

Land Cruiser Pop Top: +$60 Per Group

This Tour Includes

Full time use of a Private Vehicle (as per your itinerary)
A Full-Time Private Driver/Guide
Guided canoe Hire for shoebill tracking
Fuel for your entire journey (with an allowance for any necessary detours)
Meals – Packed lunch (please inform us of any dietary requirements in advance)
Bottled Drinking Water (1.5 litres per person, per day in your vehicle)
All Activities
- Shoebill tracking
Wildlife & Tracking Permits
- N/A
Specialist Guides and Rangers
- Mabamba Swamp guide (Independent)
Collection from and drop-off at your desired location (in Kampala)
A dedicated Tours Manager based in Kampala in daily contact with your Driver/Guide and on call, 24/7 in case of an emergency.

This Tour Excludes

Items marked ‘(*for an additional cost)’
Alcohol
Souvenirs & items of a personal nature
Personal Insurance
International or Domestic Flights
Visas (refer to your embassy)
Gratuities/Tips
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