What to know about Lutembe Bay Wetland in Uganda –Uganda Safari News
Lutembe Bay Wetland is one of the best birding destinations in Uganda where travelers on Uganda safaris enjoy bird watching activities. The Lutembe Bay Wetland dubbed to be Ramsar site in Uganda is protected in shallow bay that is situated on the northern shore of Lake Victoria –the third largest fresh water body in the world and the largest in Africa.
The famous birding site Lutembe Bay Wetland is conserved and Protected from the third largest lake in the world-Lake Victoria by large extension of Papyrus Island in Wakiso district .The well diversified vegetation found in the shoreline and muddy islands sheltered in the Lutembe Bay Wetland offer the best nesting as well as roosting sites for different stunning species of birds and other unique bio-diversity that influence many travelers to undertake safari tours to Uganda.
The wetland is one of the main migration stop-overs for various bird species migrating from different countries in Africa. The spectacular site is best Eco-tourism site in Lake Victoria Basin visited by various tourists while on their bird watching safaris in Uganda. Lutembe bay plays great role of housing both native as well as millions of Palearctic bird species migrant’s especially large numbers of White-winged Terns and Grey-headed Gulls. The other delightful bird species which can be of interest to birders on Uganda safari tours to Lutembe Bay include the Hottentot Teal, Caspian Tern, Great Knot as well as Broad-billed Sandpiper and the species of Temminck’s Stint .
Lutembe Bay Wetland which is also part of the famous Murchison is not only birding watching site, but it’s also significant wetland providing local communities with raw building materials, craft materials mainly used for making local art and craft sold to tourists on their safari tours to Uganda. In addition, the wetland also acts as source of water and fish to local people living around the banks of Lake Victoria.
The site can be easily accessed by all tourists on their Uganda safari tour because its strategically located close to Kampala the capital city of Uganda –the pearl of Africa. The wetland is high tourism unexplored potential in Uganda and therefore your Uganda safari toward will greatly reward you with the views of unique wonders housed in Uganda –the number one destination in Africa.
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