Culture & Community in Bigodi & the Wetland Sanctuary
Enjoy a traditional Ugandan meal and visit an impressive wetland sanctuary.
All the money raised from tourism is used in community projects in Bigodi.
Tinka’s Local Lunch
Tinka is a prominent community leader in the Bigodi district near Kibale Forest NP. His efforts to bring sustainable tourism to his community are visible in the community-run Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, Bigodi Community Walk and lunch at his home. Mr. Tinka or his son welcomes you into their home to enjoy a well-prepared traditional Ugandan meal. Not only will you be able to experience the typical Ugandan diet, Tinka will also describe each dish and give you background information on the farming techniques, harvesting and cooking methods involved in preparing the meal.
Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
This small, but impressive wetland sanctuary protects the Magombe swamp and is an important contribution to Ugandan conservation. It is run by Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development (KAFRED) and all the money raised from tourism is used in community projects in Bigodi. The trail offers one of the best guided bird trails in East Africa and gives walkers the attractive prospect of seeing various different primate species in just a few hours. The swamps are a haven for a large number of birds and butterfly species and so ornithologists will be in great delight as they trek through the rich swamplands accompanied by the great diversity of sights and sounds of the beaked and tuneful residents. Visitors can also expect to see at least 5 to 6 of the different primate species which reside in Kibale Forest National Park.