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Spot the rare Shoebill Stork in Uganda

What to expect from Spot the rare Shoebill Stork in Uganda

A shoebill stork safari in Mabamba Wetland in Uganda is a unique opportunity to observe one of the world's most unusual birds in its natural habitat. It's Latin name is telling, Balaeniceps rex. If you are lucky you may be able to observe the shoebill storks as they hunt for fish and other prey, or as they rest in the shallow waters.

The shoebill stork, also known as the Whalehead or Shoe-billed Stork, is a large and distinctive bird native to wetlands in East Africa. It is known for its long, sharp beak that resembles a shoe and its striking appearance, with a wingspan of up to 2.5 meters.

Shoebill storks are found in a small range of wetlands in East Africa, including the Mabamba Wetland in Uganda, the Bangweulu Wetlands in Zambia, and the Lado Enclave in South Sudan. They are typically found in shallow waters and marshes, where they hunt for fish and other prey.

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The shoebill stork is a unique and captivating bird that is worth learning more about. Shoebill storks are considered a vulnerable species and conservation efforts are underway to protect these birds and their habitat. One way to support conservation efforts is to participate in ecotourism activities, which allow visitors to observe and learn about these fascinating birds in their natural habitat.

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Price and what's included

This experience includes:

- Shoebill Safari

- Two nights at Nkima Forest Lodge

- All meals

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