Bigodi wetland is located in Magombe swamp, famously known as home to the “Great Turaco”. A nature guided walk long enough to about 4,5km will take you through this important wildlife conservation area, with guarantee of exceptional sighting opportunities. Nature Walks in Bigodi wetland Sanctuary with Acacia Safaris Limited offers great adventure with the scenic beauty of the Fauna and flora in the Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary is a community development effort at the edges of Kibale National Park to help protect the former Magombe Swamp. The sanctuary is indulged off the road between the districts of Kamwenge and Fort Portal in Uganda. The wetland was at first generally known as Magombe swamp. Bigodi Swamp is four square kilometers large and is considered to be one of the prime birding destinations in Uganda, with a number of bird species both resident and migratory.
Bigodi wetland Sanctuary is a famous “Home of the Great Blue Turaco” with lot of more bird species making it a real bird watcher’s paradise. Our expert and local guides will make your visit here a memorable one. The Beautiful and wonderful Sanctuary shelters over 200 species of birds including Hornbills, Turacos, Parrots, Cranes, Kingfishers and many more swamp endemics. Furthermore, the sanctuary is the home of 8 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. A safari here with Acacia Safaris Limited with make you live to remember Africa forever.
There are several other mammals in the wetland such as sitatungas, bushbucks and otters. While on a safari here, you will have opportunities to interact with local people from local and knowledgeable guides, to the rest of the community members.
Top highlights of Bigodi wetland Sanctuary
Birding in Bigodi sanctuary swamp
Birding in Bigodi the primary turn of safaris here and the wetland offers great experience, second to none. A safari with Acacia safaris offers exceptional birding experiences in Bigodi wetland sanctuary. Most of the birds found in the swamp are resident though some few migratory species can also be spotted. The birds find the wetland a perfect sanctuary and breeding ground. The Bigodi Wetlands sanctuary is also a great feeding ground because it attracts insects and frogs which are feed on by most birds.
Nature Guided Walks
A nature guided walk is an that is usually led by trained local Guides who are very knowledgeable of the local terrain and best spots to sight bird life and other attractions in the sanctuary. These local experts will enable you identify all the animal, bird and plant species and explain details about their matting among other things. Expect to encounter rich vegetation, wild plants and flowers. The Guides will share information about the role of the community in preserving the Eco-system and how their effort is contributing to the well-being of the people economically. You can ask to view the forest and vast wetland from a tall tree house. Acacia Safaris limited has well planned safari packages to Bigodi wetland from which you can chose the one you would prefer most.
Cultural and Village guided Walks
Nature guided walks in Bigodi wetlands will always offer you with opportunities to visit the local communities. The wetland sanctuary is relatively small however embedded with all characteristic of typical pearl of Africa rural setting – mud/brick houses, surrounding gardens, playing children, women and men. A visit to the village offers visitors a great opportunity to learn and experience the local African society wit opportunities to learn more about food, learn how coffee is grown and visit the local schools.