Fodor's Expert Review Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

Kibale National Park Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

This community-run conservation project managed by the Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development (KAFRED) offers a guided nature trail through Magombe Wetland, near Bigodi. Thanks to more open terrain, it frequently delivers better bird-watching and monkey-spotting than neighboring Kibale. Here, red colobus are common, with the chance of black and white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, L'Hoest's and red-tailed monkeys. Serious birders will enjoy the knowledgeable guides, who can identify the wetland's 200-odd species with ease. The 3-mile/5-km trail takes three to four hours, and if you don't have waterproof boots consider renting a pair from KAFRED. If you want to sample more of their particular blend of community tourism, traditional lunches, homestays, and village walks are also on offer.

Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Quick Facts

Fort Portal-Kamwenge Rd.
Bigodi, Western Region  Uganda


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: US$25, Daily 7:30 am–6 pm

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