Explore Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary – A Jungle Swamp on foot
Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary – Fabulous Birding & Primate Viewing in a Jungle Swamp
Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is a Jungle Swamp. Bigoidi Wetlands is an award-winning sustainable community UNESCO Eco-Tourism project where visitors can see a Jungle Swamp.
Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is unknown to most visitors to Uganda. Those who know Uganda know Kibale Forest and its neighbor Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary realize it is one of Uganda’s Must-Visit Places.
No visit to the Kibale Forest Area is complete without spending a few hours in Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary. Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is a one-of-a-kind Jungle Swamp not found elsewhere in East Africa.
Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is rich in Biodiversity; its Flora alone makes it worth visiting. Wild Palms, Polita Fig Trees, and the ever-dominant Papyrus, among the many other plants, flowers, and trees, await you. It is the perfect setting for an adventure in the African Jungle.
Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is a jungle paradise where you encounter Flora and fauna not located elsewhere in East Africa. Not in Kenya nor Tanzania, only in Bio-Diverse Uganda make your way through a jungle swamp.
The Wetlands of Africa, of Uganda, are under threat. Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary represents a local community that is dedicated to conserving this rare jungle swamp for this and future generations, along with its nine species of primates, the over two-hundred species of birds, plus the variety of mammals that you find here, such as the Semi-Aquatic Sitatunga Antelopes, Otters, and other wildlife all making Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is one of the most popular and most visited tourist sites in Uganda.
Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary – A Jungle Swamp teeming with life
Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary – A Jungle Swamp’s unique scenic beauty and rich Biodiversity set it apart from other same-same locations on an African Safari. The wetlands are part of an important wildlife corridor that stretches from the Democratic Republic of Congo through Queen Elizabeth Park to Kibale Forest.
There is a 4 1/2-kilometer-long nature walk, much of it on a wooden plank boardwalk, which becomes your magical trail of up-close encounters with primates, birds, and wildlife. Your guide is a professional from the local community who is quite passionate about Bigodi Wildlife Sanctuary and the natural treasures that are found here.
The Sanctuary is proudly referred to as “Home of the Great Blue Turaco,” which is one of the two-hundred species found here. Bird species include Hornbills, Turacos, Parrots, Cranes, Kingfishers, and many more swamp endemics. Furthermore,
Primate lovers are not left out. Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is the home two eight species of primates, including the Black and White Colobus, Red Colobus, Red-Tailed Monkey, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, L’hoest Monkey, Vervet Monkey, and the Blue Monkey. Chimpanzees are frequent drop-in visitors from neighboring Kibale Forest.
The swamp is also a haven for other mammals such as bushbucks and otters, the semi-aquatic Sitatunga Antelopes (they have webbed toes) who make their home here. There are also Bush Pigs, Bush Bucks, Otters, and other mammals found there.
There is a Tree-Top Canopy observation point where you can observe the swamp, wildlife, birds, and primates — the right spot for taking pictures.
There are two guided walks a day. The first is at 7:30 am, which is best for birders, and the second is at 3:00 pm. Arrangements can be made to accommodate the schedule of visitors.
The guides are from KAFRED, a community-based project – the Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development (Conservation). Your visit here benefits the local community, the individual guides, and families. UNESCO has recognized the project as a Sustainable Tourism Project.
Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary – its jungle-like setting in an African Swamp, its beauty enhanced by thick vegetation, its colorful flowering plants and trees, butterflies, primates, mammals, and birds all make it a must-visit place in Uganda especially if you are already visiting nearby Kibale Forest…enjoy the Pearl of Africa.
Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary – Jungle Swamp is a place not be missed to be missed in Uganda.
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