Nabajjuzi Wetland : Wetlands in Uganda are of great use all wet lands in Uganda are used for different purposes and functions some wetlands in Uganda due to the fact that they are well fertilized and rich in moisture they mainly for rice growing.
Most wetland lands that are located lake victoria are used for the farming schemes and even the rest of them that help in the hydroelectric generation of power.
on a Uganda safari you may want to have a simpale site some of these wetlands and get to see their major and basic uses to the tourism sector and the whole country at large, some of these wetlands include; Achwa wetland, lubigi swamps, Bigodi wetlands, mabamba wetlands, lake wamala wetlands river semilki wetland, makanaga wetlands and lots more and most of these wetlands are great birding spots for bird lovers.
When on a Uganda safari to the western parts one should at least take a quick stop at the nabajjuzi wetlands that is positioned along masaka road and get to have some of the thrilling moments this huge and second largest wetland in Uganda.
Nabajjuzi wetland remains comparatively integral despite a history of reserve extraction by local communities. Nonetheless growing use of wetland products for commercial purposes as well as continuation use has led to enlarged levels of gathering. Some of the surrounding areas have been altered and are constructed up into trading centers and small towns and this has further caused an increase in request for resources.
The wetland is the main basis of piped water for inhabitants of Masaka. Highly able Nabajjuzi wetland is purposely positioned close to the main route linking tourists on Uganda gorilla trekking safaris to the western Uganda were gorilla trekking activities are showed in Bwindi impenetrable national park. Nabajjuzi wetland has a great impending to satisfy tourists on their Uganda safaris because it’s lingering.
Vegetation of Nabajjuzi wetland
The Nabajjuzi wetland is mainly categorized by cyperus papyrus and dotted by Miscanthus violaceus while the small open water pools allow the growth and survival of the Nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea. This area is branded by Cyperus papyrus dotted with Miscanthus violaceus in popular of the parts of the wetland; the interior of the wetland ropes societies of Kostchya, a common shrub in this kind of Papyrus swamp while the margins have Cyperus denudatus, Alchornea, Pennisetum purpureum and phoenix reclinata and many others.
Attractions at Nabajjuzi wetland
The wetland is also a basis of fish, clay, papyrus and other crafts materials and game meat. The local communal with the help of Nature Uganda has started eco-tourism activities in the wetland.
Nabajjuzi is important provincially and internationally for preservation of defenseless and endangered species of birds and other animals. The Shoebill has been recorded in Nabajjuzi. Two papyrus endemic species have also been recorded in the wetland system, the Papyrus Gonolek and the Papyrus Yellow Warbler. The Papyrus Yellow Warbler is a Lake Victoria Biome species. The wetland also supports the Grey Crowned Crane whose preservation status in Uganda is at stake because of the pressure on its breeding ground. For birders on Uganda Safaris, Nabajjuzi is the best site where you can encounter the rare species.
Activities at Nabajjuzi wetland
Bird watching and others: Nabajjuzi Wetland supports globally threatened bird species and the endangered Sitatunga. It is also important as a spawning ground for mudfish and lungfish.
Cultural study: get to understand the population living beside the southern part of Nabajjuzi wetland, residents of Masaka and neighboring townships as well as communities along the northern part of the wetland practicing subsistence lifestyles. Both cultural groups are to be learnt about the calmness and gentleness of the natives at the swamp
Nature walks: get to have a walk along the birdlife Conservation sponsored by the Studs Trust also engage in community-led conservation activities such as ecotourism, agro-forestry and bee keeping. All are to experience while on a nature walk at nabajjuzi.
Photography: be in position to take as many as photographs you can of the lovely birds and the sitatungas in the are all these are lovely memories to carry back home from your Uganda safari don’t allow to end your safari minus a shoot at least at the one of the wetlands.
How to get to Nabajjuzi wetland
Nabajjuzi wetland, a Ramsar site, is situated in Masaka district central Uganda some 120km southwest of Kampala. Public or Private Transport (Taxis) can take you to the gate, any means of road transportation can link one to nabajjuzi wetland, but a four wheel would be mostly recommended for the safari or much better the use of a well trusted Uganda safari. A list of Tour Operators is available to guide you through. They’ll take you to get the best experience ever in your adventurous life.
Accommodation at nabajjuzi wetland
Just out of Masaka on the way to Mbarara, these Ramsar site listed lodges offer excellent facilities where to rest from as you spy two of Uganda’s most elusive animals: the shoebill stork and the sitatunga.
both luxurious and budget facilities exist in the areas so this is on your own choice of the accommodation you may desire and these accommodation can easily be arranged for you in time when the safari guide is informed in in time in order to avoid stress.
When to Visit Nabajjuzi
Throughout the Year the wetland land can be accessed through in most rain seasons the place tends to be flooded and the birds could seem to be rare at the site therefore dry season does it best.
well the wetland is a very good and relaxing place to give you a great Uganda safari and a big thrilling adventure at the place, this is the best moment that you can use at your Uganda safari and even find the electrifying moment of the wetlands.