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Day trips from entebbe?

sf
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Day trips from entebbe?

I'll be going to Bukoba (via Entebbe or Dar) and wondering if I should plan to stay a few extra days in this location? are there good day trips? It would probably only be 1-2 days max. thank you!

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1. Re: Day trips from entebbe?

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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2. Re: Day trips from entebbe?

A very nice half-day trip from Entebbe would be to visit Mabamba swamp, north-west of Entebbe. It is a prime birding spot, but even if you are not a keen birder, you might be thrilled to go looking for Shoebill stork. This prehistoric looking large birds are very high on wishlists of many safari-goers and Mabamba swamp is one of few places in Africa where you have really good chance of spotting them.

Google "Mabamba swamp" and "Shoebill" for more info. You can take a look at our experiences of visiting Mabamba swamp in the last part of this blog post:

https:/…uganda-2015-lake-mburo

kampala
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3. Re: Day trips from entebbe?

Hello you can visit the Source of the Nile in Jinja and Mabira Forest.

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4. Re: Day trips from entebbe?

You can also Visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary and see the only Uganda Rhinos in the wild. That might require a one night sleep over.

If you had three days then you would as well do a game drive in Murchison falls national park.

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israel
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6. Re: Day trips from entebbe?

Guys,

Something changed in mabamba swamps...

Now, suddenly the price got up to 260,000 ugx...

We wanted to visit the swamps today, got there and found that some guys, not from the local community, have decided to have a party on tourists and hurt the local tourism.

We have protested and turned around, then met Maria, a local tour guide, that is furuious:

She and her friends are protesting against the 'tax' and cheating.

She went and negosiated and we ended in a boat with her, paying 120,000 ugx, we also tipped her 20,000.

We had a wonderful two hours, touring the swamp, finding the famous shoebill, which we aproached slowly, and had a wondful sight of his hunting skills,

Plus,

The water lilys, the malachite and pied king fishers, the jakanas, ergets, papirus, and one very knowldgeable Maria.

Do not pay the 'tax' - call maria:

0774 297164

She and her friends needs your support.

Kampala, Uganda
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7. Re: Day trips from entebbe?

Hello there are shoebill stocks on lake kyoga in Eastern Uganda which we just saw while on our trip from there. So if looking for shoebill just check this local guide on +256782738949. he can organise. thanks.

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