Situated just outside Kibale National Park (Home of Chimpanzees). Bigodi swamp is not a swamp but also an eco- tourism base with about 138 bird species which can be seen on guided walk tour. Of the 325 that are recorded in this national park, 6 species of birds are endemic to the Albertine Rift region, including the Black-capped Apalis, Blue-headed Sunbird, Collared Apalis, Dusky Crimsonwing, Purple-breasted Sunbird, and Red-faced Woodland Warbler.
Nearby communities testify the benefits of Bigodi swamp as part of the profits from the swamp is given to develop near by areas in terms of better social services like clean water, schools, Healthy centres, security among others.
Things To Film in Bigodi swamp
Bird filming is among the major activities done in Bigodi swamp. The place hosts about 138 bird species including White-spotted Flufftail, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Yellow-billed Barbet, Western Nicator, Grey-winged Robin-chat, White-tailed Ant-thrush, Brown-backed Scrub-robin, Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher, Brown-throated Wattle-eye, Superb Sunbird, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Bocage’s Bush-shrike, Black Bishop, White-breasted Negrofinch and Black-crowned Waxbill among others.
Primate Filming in Bigodi swamp – The swamp is home to primates like black and white colobus monkeys, red colobus monkeys, blue tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, L’hoest’s monkey, Grey checked monkeys and so on.
Other Mammals to film include Olive baboon, Bush pig, sitatungas, bush back among others.
Requirements for filming in Bigodi swamp
- Media card – obtained from Uganda Media council.
- Location card from local authorities
- Filming gear