Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a protected area in western Uganda that covers an area of approximately 4.5 square kilometers. The sanctuary is located within the Bigodi village, which is home to the Batooro people, a tribe known for its rich culture and traditional practices. The wetland is situated between Kibale National Park and Magombe Swamp, forming a vital corridor for wildlife movement between the two areas.
The sanctuary is known for its diverse birdlife, with over 200 bird species recorded, including the great blue turaco, black bee-eater, and blue-breasted kingfisher. The wetland is also home to a variety of primates, including the black-and-white colobus, red-tailed monkey, and grey-cheeked mangabey. Visitors can take a guided nature walk through the sanctuary to observe the different wildlife species and learn about the wetland’s importance in the ecosystem. Additionally, visitors can interact with the local community and learn about their traditional practices and way of life. Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and those seeking an authentic cultural experience in Uganda.