Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary – A Jungle Swamp

Posted by on July 18, 2017

Explore Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary – A Jungle Swamp on foot

Bigodi Wetlands SanctuaryFabulous Birding & Primate Viewing in a Jungle Swamp


Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary – A Jungle Swamp – an award-winning community sustainable Tourism project where visitors have the opportunity to see a Jungle Swamp. Bigodi Wetlands has become one of the most popular destinations in Uganda. It is one of those not to miss places in the Pearl of Africa, besides your visit helps the local community that has won awards for this Wetlands Sustainable Tourism Project.


Most come to this area of Kibale Forest to visit the Chimpanzees and other Primates in Kibale Rainforest and yet Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary - A Jungle Swampthere is much more to do and see and Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary. The verdant vegetation of Bigodi Wetlands is simple a sight in itself – Wild Palms, Polita Fig Trees and the ever dominant Papyrus among the many other plants, flowers and trees you will see here.

Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is part of the greater Magombe Wetlands – which is one of the most important Eco-Systems in Uganda and  Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary allows you to experience this unique jungle like eco-system as you venture through it with your guide.

Bigodi Wetlands is a project of KAFRED – the Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development (Conservation) and your visit here benefits the local community and the individual guides and their families, especially if you show your appreciation through a tip to your guide.

Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary - A Jungle SwampThere are two guided tours a day – the first one is 7:30 am and the second one is at 3 pm as you enter this amazing sanctuary you will be pleasantly surprised by its wide range of biodiversity.  There are primates such as Red Colobus Monkeys,  Gray Cheeked Mangabey’s, L’Hoest Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Baboons, Black and White Colobus, Red Colobus, and the occasional Chimpanzees.

Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary – A Jungle Swamp – is also home to many mammals including the rare and elusive, semi-aquatic Sitatunga Antelopes (they have webbed toes) who make their home here, there are also Bush Pigs, Bush Bucks, Otters, Mongooses.

For Birders Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is close to Paradise – 138 plus species have been spotted here and  Bigodi Wetlands is best known for being home to the Great Blue Turaco. Often you will spot many varieties of birds such as Papyrus Gonoleks, Hornbills, Waxbills, Weavers, Cuckoos, Kingfishers, Flycatchers to name just a few of the many species of birds found here.

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…


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