Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
- Fort Portal-Kamwenge-Mbarara Rd SW Uganda
- tel, info: 077 886865
- guided walks USh10000.00
Lonely Planet review for Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, established to protect the Magombe Swamp, is a haven for birds, with 137 species, plus butterflies and a number of primates. The guided walks through this sanctuary have been developed with the aim of assisting community development projects in the Kibale area, so the project deserves support.
Many of the guides have a good knowledge of bird life in the sanctuary, and are also adept at spotting colobus monkeys and the beautiful blue touraco from a distance. It is often easier to spot colobus monkeys here than in Kibale Forest National Park, as the vegetation is more open.
Three-hour guided walks depart from the visitor centre on demand. The best time to go is early morning or late afternoon.