After an early breakfast you will depart for Kibale National Park via Fort Portal, passing through verdant countryside and traditional homesteads and farms. Picnic lunch will be provided. Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau. Explore many of the roadside markets en route.
This afternoon you will visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. Situated in the 4-sq-km Magombe Swamp on the fringes of the Kibale Forest, the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is an excellent birding and primate habitat. Make your way through the swamp on raised wooden walkways, and observe some rare and colourful birds, colobus monkeys, and other small mammals like otters that live in the swamp. The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a fantastic example of community tourism. Money from the sanctuary flows back into the local area to build schools, support women’s groups, and improve water and waste management access.