Bigi Pan, Nieuw Nickerie

#2 of 6 in Outdoors in Suriname
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 trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • September 9, 2017
    Bigi Pan drive from Paramaribo is located approximately 5 hours. It's a great Lake, which can be reached by boat via a channel. There are houses on stilts, where you can stay overnight. Definitely worth to spend a night on the Lake. So you can experience wonderful bird-watching boat in the morning and at dusk. The conditions in the shelters are very simple. It has a room with a double bed and mosquito net. Through the cracks in the ground, you can see directly on the water. On our platform, there were hammocks, sun loungers and even Paddle boats. We had a great leader who was able to show us very many birds. Especially the Red often and the various herons are a fantastic experience. Our guide of Indonesian descent and former fishermen (now rice farmer), was also the chef. His M'Bami was very tasty. He got fresh fish from the fishermen on the Lake. What a great treat. Who wants to see something else in addition to the jungle in Suriname must necessarily Bigi pan. The experience of nature with the giant bird world is fascinating. On the go through the big rice fields, you can see the rural side of Suriname the banana plantations and coconut plantations in addition.
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  • August 9, 2017
    The trip offers excellent chances to see the most scarce birds. Makevsuro you start early in morning. Which ensures you see the birds most likely.  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    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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  • June 5, 2015
    Love this place
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  • March 20, 2016
    second time here,very impressive!
  • January 17, 2017
    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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  • September 24, 2016
    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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