Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary

Tour Code: SYM-MMH002
Duration: 1 Day
Coverage: Irrawaddy

Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary

Bogale (pronounced ‘Bow-ga-lay’ and sometimes spelt Bogalay) is a city and administrative centre south west of Yangon, located deep in the Irrawaddy Delta. It is a lively port town and provides the chance to see how different delta life is to the hustle and bustle of Yangon; the Strand Road and the market are worth a stroll.

With relatively little to do in the town itself, Bogale is perhaps best visited as a transit point on the way to the nearby Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can see migratory waterbirds; saltwater crocodiles (the largest reptiles on the planet); and, if you are lucky, the rare Irrawaddy dolphin.

Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary
No permit is necessary to visit Bogale or Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary, but you are required to register at the Sanctuary Headquarters in Bogale before going there; this is located in the Forest Department compound towards the northern end of the Strand Road. If you have trouble finding it, you can show people the Burmese script below:

The Wildlife Sanctuary staff can arrange a boat for your trip and might be able to provide a park ranger to accompany you (they have the best knowledge of where to view the animals). They can also organise accommodation at the basic ranger stations on Meinmahla Kyun.

Alternatively, contact the NGO FREDA to see whether you can stay at their sanctuary guesthouse. Profits from FREDA’s guesthouse are put back into their environmental conservation and local livelihood works. FREDA might also be able to help you with boat arrangements if you contact them in advance.

游览代码: SYM-MMH002