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Bigi Pan, Nieuw Nickerie

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Located on the west coast of Suriname, the bird-watchers' paradise of Bigi Pan boasts over 120 species, including kingfishers, flamingos, and red ibis. The nature reserve is also home to many fish species, as well as alligators and snakes. Stay at the park's eco-resort on the water or get in touch with Mother Nature by camping outside. Engage in kayaking, fishing, and reptile spotting. Put Bigi Pan into our Nieuw Nickerie itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Nieuw Nickerie.
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  • Had a fantastic experience at Basket lodge. Basket was our guide and gave us show much! Many bird watching but also on Cayman quest in the middle of the mangrove in the dark. Food/drink everything was perfectly arranged. Can sleep in a room or in a hammock. We have everything booked through Robin ermine from Discover Suriname Tours and travel. He handles everything for you at very competitive prices! Much better than the tours offered online! His data: + 597 8514185 we (Fam van Gelderen) were very satisfied!!
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  • 2 day tour booked at Stephanie (ecolodge), by boat from the Nickerie River, over the dam, by the liaison channel to Bigi Pan. The area has a huge tropical Biesbosch. the area is beautiful, quiet, without mass tourism. A handful of tourists staying in the few lodges that are built on stilts in the Lake. During our stay of 24 hours are 6 boat trips, one in the dark, caimans hunting, and 1 in the morning at 7 am for bird watching. Unfortunately it was not quite the right time of year to see large bird colonies. End of the rainy season and very high water in Bigi Pan allowing us to large colonies of birds, flamingos and Red ibises have not seen, however, there is enough diversity in the fauna in order to be able to enjoy many bird species and the tranquility of the area. Too bad, only that the engine of the boat is very noisy. The stay in the lodge is very basic. Bed with mosquito net, not a fan, small toilet in the corner of the room, by the sinking roof there at night is Broiling, many mosquitoes, take DEET. a night refrain so. ... The food is good, lots of fruit, vegetables and tasty noodles and rice. A minus point is catching the Caiman in the dark, there are many in the area, animal is taken out of the water, taken to the lodge, tourist can hold the Cayman, photographed and then the animal back in the water and he must terugzwemmen the whole end ... kinda died! Day 2 is there to the coast, there is an open connection between the Lake and the sea, the coast line of Suriname is muddy because of the large rivers that carry all the sludge from the Interior, don't expect sandy beach with clear water, you can take a mud bath. All in all a special experience! The tour took €85,-for 2 days from new Nickerie. From Paramaribo more expensive.
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  • Bigi Pan is lovely and a great spot for bird-viewing. BUT DON'T BOOK WITH STEPHANIE ECO-LODGE. We took a day-trip with him and were promised an experienced guide. We had read good reports about Stepha...  more »
  • Love this place
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  • second time here,very impressive!
  • Visit whore in 2011. Boat trip through the low-hanging trees looking for birds and that we then also seen. On one of the stay placed on poles, had a meal and then via a different route back to beginning of the boat trip. Very worth it.
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  • Beautiful nature reserve where you can spot the most extraordinary birds. Highly recommended for a two day trip from the city ... during our trip just about seen everything there is to see fell on bird area (on Bigi Pan). Red ibises, white ibises, flamingos, great diversity of large birds of prey. Very good value for money.
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