Mabamba Bay

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Mabamba Bay
Coordinates 0°5′N 32°20′E / 0.083°N 32.333°E / 0.083; 32.333Coordinates: 0°5′N 32°20′E / 0.083°N 32.333°E / 0.083; 32.333
Basin countries Uganda
Surface area 16,500 hectares (64 sq mi)
Surface elevation 1,130 metres (3,710 ft)
Official name Mabamba Bay Wetland System
Designated 15 September 2006
Reference no. 1638[1]

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


Mabamba is one of Uganda's 33 Important Bird Areas and since 2006 a Ramsar-listed wetland of international importance.[2] Key protected bird species in Mabamba are the shoebill, the blue swallow and the papyrus gonolek.[3]


  1. ^ "Mabamba Bay Wetland System". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  2. ^ Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. "The Annotated Ramsar List: Uganda". Archived from the original on 7 January 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Byaruhanga, Achilles; Kasoma, Pantaleon; Pomeroy, Derek. "Uganda" (PDF). Country Profiles. BirdLife International. Retrieved 16 August 2013.