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3 Days/ 2 Night Semuliki National Park Safari From Kampala

Bundibugyo District near Fortpotal in Western Uganda

(Semuliki National Park (220 square kilometers) is located in a secluded forest area at the base of the Ruwenzori Mountains sharing a border with the DR Congo. Birding in Semuliki is one of the main reasons to visit the park. There is over 400 species of birds recorded in Semuliki.)

 

 
Semiliki National Park

Semiliki National Park
Semiliki National Park

Semiliki National Park

 

3 Days/ 2 Night Semuliki National Park Safari

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3 Days/ 2 Night Semuliki National Park Safari takes you to Semuliki National Park which offers one of the best birding destinations in Uganda. This safari will begin and ends in Kampala Uganda’s capital and largest city and is a 6-7 hours drive to Semuliki National Park from Kampala.

 

Semuliki National Park is located in Bwamba County, a remote part of Bundibugyo District near Fortpotal in Western Uganda. Semuliki is the only park in Uganda of mainly tropical flat forest, it has the most diverse habitats in Africa with wonderful examples of Riparian forest, gallery rain forest, and short and high grass savannas.

 

The park has over 435 bird species mainly West Africa forest species. While hippos and crocodiles can be seen along Semliki River. Semuliki National Park has over 63 mammals including elephants, leopards, buffaloes, flying squirrels, pygmy antelope and six types of bats, 9 primates (chimpanzee, blue monkey, vervet monkeys, baboon); at least 374 species of butterflies.

 

The most spectacular birds are the 4 Hornbill species (White Crested, Red Dwarf, Black Dwarf and Wattled Casque) to be seen nowhere else in Uganda. Red Rumped Tinker Bird is also an localized endemic as is Palm Greenbul. A series of trails has been developed in the forest to provide access for birders.

 

Semuliki National Park is also admired for its night game drives. At night game drive can be quite rewarding with sightings of nocturnal dwellers such as the white tailed mongoose and slender mongoose, standard and pennant winged nightjars, leopards, cats, hyenas, and many others.

 

 

 

3 Days/ 2 Night Semuliki National Park Safari Prices

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3 Days/ 2 Night Semuliki National Park Safari Prices Include:

* All Park entrance Fees

* Meals En-route on safari

* Game drives as per the itinerary

* Nature walks while in Semuliki National Park

* Chimp permits one per person to be paid in advance

* Visit to the hot springs while at Semuliki National Park

* Services of our professional English speaking safari driver Guide

* 2 Nights Accommodation on full board basis at the lodge of your choice

* Round trip Transportation from Kampala to Semuliki National Park and back to Kampala


3 Days/ 2 Night Semuliki National Park Safari Prices Exclude:

* Personal expenses

* Tips to local guides

* International Air fare

* Visa, drinks, laundry

* Entebbe Airport transfers

* Telephone, porter fee while trekking

* Personal insurance, personal shopping bills

 

 

 

3 Days/ 2 Night Semuliki National Park Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala – Drive to Semuliki National Park

After breakfast at your hotel in Kampala depart by road to Semuliki National Park. The park is is located in the southwestern part of Uganda in Bundibugyo district along the Easter side of the eastern side of Lake Albert 330 Kilometers and about a 6 hour drive from Kampala City Uganda.


You will have a brief lunch hour break at Fort Portal town before proceeding to the park. Enjoy the striking scenes of the Western Albertine rift valley as you drive to Bundibugyo town.

 

Semuliki National Park is next to western border of Uganda and Congo Republic next to Lake Albert and covers the eastern part of the Ituri forest joining Uganda and Congo River separated by the Semliki River.

 

Semuliki is an ornithologist’s haven having about 400 bird species mostly forest birds. There are 300 tree species recorded nowhere else in East Africa and 53 mammal species with 11 diurnal species. A night game-drive is planned today where one could see big cats, the slender and white- tailed mongoose, serval cats and diminutive nightjars among others.

 

Accommodation Options

Luxury Accommodation: Mountains of the Moon (Fort Portal)

Mid Range Accommodation: Rwenzori View Guest House (Fort Portal) or Ntoroko/ Kanyankyu Ecological Site

Budget Accommodation: Toro-Semliki Hostel or Bumaga Cottage

 

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Explore Semuliki National Park
We will begin with the most eye-catching item in Semuliki, the Sempaya hot springs. These natural springs have a geyser shooting up from an 8 meters-wide hole at a hot temperature. It’s the largest of its kind in Uganda.

 

Along the same trail, you can recognize quite a number of bird species like blue –breasted kingfisher and Frasier’s ant-thrush and primates like the grey-checked mangabey and red-tailed monkey.

 

Continue to Mungilo waterfall and see more attractive birds specially if you are a birder. Alternatively you can opt to go down into the stunning gallery rainforest to track wild chimpanzees. Chimps are tracked by researchers in Semliki at dawn and dusk, as they tend to disappear in the middle of the day.

 

Then you will return to the lodge for lunch and have some time to relax by the pool and enjoy the tranquility of the Lodge. Late afternoon you will go for a game drive where you expect to see elephants, buffalo, leopard, lions, antelopes, big cats among other. Hippos and crocodiles can be seen along Semliki River.

 

Accommodation Options

Luxury Accommodation: Mountains of the Moon (Fort Portal)

Mid Range Accommodation: Rwenzori View Guest House (Fort Portal)

Budget Accommodation: Rwenzori View Guesthouse or Toro-Semliki Hostel

 

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Semuliki National Park Drive to Kampala

Today we take an easy drive after breakfast back to Kampala with lunch en-route.

 

Meal Plan: {Breakfast & Lunch}

 


 

Booking & Reservations for 3 Days/ 2 Night Semuliki National Park Safari From Kampala - Uganda

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