Semuliki National Park Safari
3 Days Semuliki National Park, Chimpanzee tracking Tour, Primates and wildlife safaris Uganda
3 Days Semuliki National Park lying on an area of 220 sq km, found Bwamba County in Western Uganda in Bundibugyo district just near Fort portal town. The park harbours an extension of Congos Ituri rain-forest. It is home to around 52 species of mammals, 300 recorded tree species, 374 butterfly species, and over 400 bird species hence among the best birding spots in Uganda and that is why it is called the True birder’s haven.
During the safari, different animal species will be seen such as Hyenas, white-tailed and the slender mongoose, buffaloes, leopards, elephants, vervet monkeys, cats among others. Activities to be done will include; Game drives (including the night game drives), Chimpanzee tracking, and bird watching among others.
Itinerary in Detailed
Day 1. Travel to Semuliki- Night game drive
Early breakfast and drive to Semuliki National Park approximately 5 to 6 hours on the road from Kampala. Have lunch along the way, later reach the park check-in at the lodge. Evening game drives through the park. Dinner and overnight at Semuliki Safari Lodge | Ntoroko Game Lodge FB
Day 2. Explore the Park- Sempaya hot springs, Boat Cruise, Chimpanzee tracking, and a Game drive
After your delicious breakfast, set out and visit the Sempaya hot springs which are the most attention-grabbing attractions in Semuliki. These springs have a geyser that shoots up from the 8 meters hole, and the water is at a high temperature. The most interesting part about the springs is that one can boil Banana and eggs in the springs and the can get ready for eating n a few minutes. In fact, this is the largest hot spring in Uganda.
Still, along the trail where the hot springs are located, you will be in line to see a number of birds such as the Blue-breasted Kingfisher and various primates such as the red-tailed monkeys, and the grey-cheeked mangabey. Later proceed, to Mungilo waterfall where you will have an opportunity of seeing a number of beautiful birds and it will be a great time for a birder. There is also an opportunity of seeing |tracking Chimpanzees but in this park, they can be trekked either in the morning or evening because during the day they tend to hide.
Later, head back to the lodge and have lunch, unwind around the pool. In the evening go for a game drive, your expectations should be high as you will have a great time when you meet different animals including leopards, big cats, buffaloes, antelopes, elephants, and lions among others. Also, crocodiles and Hippos will be seen along the River Semuliki. Dinner and overnight at Semuliki Safari Lodge | Ntoroko Game Lodge FB
Day 3. Depart to Kampala
Breakfast at the lodge, and start your journey to Kampala with a stopover in Fort portal for lunch. You will arrive in Kampala in the evening.
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