Kihingami Ecotourism site
With many birds in the Albertine Rift, Kihigami wetland is also a home to different bird species. This site can be visited with other sites like Sebitoli (part of Kibale Forest National Park) and other sites in and around the park.
The ecotorism site was established by Kabarole Tours, a local tour operator based in Fort Portal. This 13-sq-km valley that would otherwise have been gobbled up by the surrounding tea plantations is now used to develop community tourism while creating employment. Despite its small size, a remarkable 384 bird species have been spotted here, including Jameson’s wattle-eye and white-spotted flufftail.
Birding and walking tours take up to 2 hours starting from the Kihingami Vocational Institute for Tourism and cost 20.000 Ugandan Shilling per person. This activity can be combined with other activities like visiting Mpanga Tea Estate and the botanical gardens near Fort Portal town.