3 Days 2 Night Semuliki National Park Safari

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Our 3 Days 2 Night Semuliki National Park Safari from the Kampala Uganda 3 Day Safaris 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 to 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 3 Days 2 Night Semuliki National Park Safari highlights include unique bird life – with over 435 bird species mainly West Africa forest species.

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, slender mongoose, nightjars, leopards, cats, hyenas etc.

Semuliki National Park has over 63 mammals including elephants, buffaloes, flying squirrels, pygmy antelope and six types of bats, 9 primates (chimpanzee, blue monkey, vervet monkeys, baboon).

Hippos and crocodiles can be seen along Semliki River. The park has least 374 species of butterflies.

3 Days 2 Night Semuliki National Park Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:Kampala – Drive to Semuliki National Park

0700 Hours: 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 km (6 hour drive) from Kampala City Uganda.

1230 Hours: 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.

2100 Hours: A night game-drive is planned today after dinner where one could see big cats, the slender and white- tailed mongoose, serval cats and diminutive nightjars among others.

Accommodation Options

Mid Range Accommodation: Tooro Resort, Fort Motel, Ntoroko/ Kanyankyu Ecological Site
Luxury Accommodation: Semuliki Safari Lodge, Ntoroko Game Lodge, Mountains of the Moon (Fort Portal)
Budget Accommodation: Rwenzori View Guest House (Fort Portal), Kirimia Guesthouse, 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.

1300 Hours: Then you will return to the lodge for lunch and have some time to relax by the pool and enjoy the tranquility of your accommodations.

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

Mid Range Accommodation: Tooro Resort, Fort Motel, Ntoroko/ Kanyankyu Ecological Site
Luxury Accommodation: Semuliki Safari Lodge, Ntoroko Game Lodge, Mountains of the Moon (Fort Portal)
Budget Accommodation: Rwenzori View Guest House (Fort Portal), Kirimia Guesthouse, Toro-Semliki Hostel or Bumaga Cottage

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}

3 Days 2 Night Semuliki National Park Safari Highlights

* Night Game Drives: See the white-tailed mongoose, slender mongoose, nightjars, leopards, cats, hyenas etc
* Track Chimpanzee: Visit the Chimpanzee Project and the 3 different chimpanzee communities that are habituated
* Day Game Drives: Animals include elephants, buffalo, waterbuck, crocodile, warthog, Uganda kobs, monkeys, chimpanzees etc
* Hiking and Nature Walks: The main hiking trail within the Park is the 13 km Kirumia Trail that transverses through the center of the Forest to the mighty Semliki River, taking about 8 hours for the round trip
* Birding: The park has over 400 Central African bird species some of which cannot be found anywhere else in East Africa such as the Long-tailed Hawk, Congo Serpent Eagle, Lyre-tailed Honey-guide, Black-wattled Hornbill, the Nkulengu Rail, just to mention but a few
* Cultural Village visits: You can go visit the nearby communities of the indigenous Batwa people who will welcome you and tell you more about their lifestyle as hunters and food gatherers
* Hot springs: the two Sempaya hot springs, one male called Bintente and one female called Nyasimbi. The temperature of the water in both springs reaches 100 degrees Celsius and it is well known that you can cook eggs

3 Days 2 Night Semuliki National Park Safari Summary Itinerary

DAY 1: Kampala – Drive to Semuliki National Park. Enjoy a night Game Drive (Optional)
DAY 2: Semuliki National Park
DAY 3: Semuliki National Park – Drive to Kampala

3 Days 2 Night Semuliki National Park Safari Prices

Dates FromDates ToAdult RateChild Rate
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Notes

* African Spice Safaris can provide you with the following services at an extra fee;
– Airport transfers Entebbe – Kampala, Kampala – Entebbe
– Booking accommodation for you (Night before the safari and after safari in case your flight is on the next day)

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

Booking & Reservations for 3 Days 2 Night Semuliki National Park Safari Contacts;

Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
WhatsApp : + 254 721-242-711
Mobile :  + 254 780-242-711
Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com
Website: www.africanspicesafaris.com

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