WHAT CAN I DO IN BIGODI WETLAND SANCTUARY-KIBALE FOREST
Bigodi wetland Sanctuary is a birder’s paradise with more than 138 species of birds and is mostly famous as the home of the Great Blue Turaco. The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary should be on the list for travelers who love bird watching; it should be a must-visit for all travelers on an Uganda safari because of its rich biodiversity and scenic beauties. Bigodi wetland sanctuary takes about a 5-kilometer walk, which takes you to an important wildlife corridor of Kibale Forest national park.
The name Bigodi originally came from a local Rutooro word, "kugodya," meaning "to walk tiredly." Visitors could reach the Bigodi swamp on foot when they were so tired that, in most cases, they could not go on and visit this African jungle; they could always rest here. The Bigodi wetland is managed by the local community.
Bigodi wetland sanctuary is situated outside Kibale forest national park, Magombe Swamp also hosts more than 8 species of primates, which include the black-and-white colobus, mangabey, grey-cheeked, red-tailed, olive baboons, Lhotse’s, blue monkeys, Bushbucks, and mongooses.
The Bigodi wetland sanctuary's local tour guides are known as you take your interpretive tour; they help you discover the lush green vegetation. Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary gives travelers a perfect opportunity to view various wildlife species from the forest pathways, tops of the trees, and boardwalks. Bigodi wetlands tours with a knowledgeable Sanctuary guide are best done in two sessions, either in the morning or in the afternoon, and last nearly three hours. although visitors can enjoy the walk whenever they want.
Besides Bigodi wetland sanctuary-guided nature walks, KAFRED offers an exceptional cultural experience. KAFRED is also a community-based organization promoting local livelihoods and rich biodiversity conservation through prime ecotourism.