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. PutBigi 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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  • The Bigi Pan salt water lake in western Suriname harbours fantastic wildlife, in particular a large number of birds. Buzzards, vultures, pelicans, storks, kingfishers and in particular the red Ibises....  more »
  • Best part was the boat trip to Bigi Pan on the Jamaer Kanaal and the way back. We saw Yellow Oriole, Guayaquil Woodpecker, Great Black Hawk, Black-collared Hawk, Egrets, Cocoi Heron, Yellow-headed...  more »
  • From the Nickerie River you sail through the hand-dug Jamaer canal to the bigi pan in 1953. Sometimes the boat must be transferred manually via a boat ramp with rollers. After the long channel you will first encounter the lodges on poles. Then, in the wet seasons, sail to places where the red ibises and big silver herons live. Great to see. On the Nickerie River we already saw glasses eye caiman, on the Jamaer canal the sequoia herons, on the lake itself the fish regularly jump out of the water. Pop red ibises flying by. The area is enchanting! On the way from Saramacca to Nickerie is a checkpoint, so don't forget your ID/passport.
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  • Beautiful nature reserve, great service, delicious food. Lots of beautiful nature photos taken. Well worth it.
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