Semuliki National Park
Semuliki National Park, previously known as the Tooro Reserve, lies near the northern base of the Rwenzori’s in western Uganda. The rich habitat of grassland, Savannah, forest and wetland is home to diverse fauna, in addition to 400 bird species and 300 butterfly species. The park is dominated by the eastern most extension of the great Ituri Forest of the Congo Basin. This is one of Africa’s most ancient and bio-diverse forests; one of the few to survive the last ice age.
The Semuliki Valley contains numerous features associated with central rather than eastern Africa. Thatched huts are shaded by West African oil palms; the Semuliki River (which forms the international boundary) is a miniature version of the Congo River, the forest is home to numerous Central African wildlife species.
Activities carried out here include;
Game drives, Bird watching, Hot springs viewing, Batwa pygmy community tour, Wildlife and nature walk tours.
Highlights of Semuliki National Park
Birding in Semuliki
Birders who make it to Semuliki will be rewarded with some of Africa’s best forest birding.
Visit the Batwa, who display their rich cultural history through music and dance performance
Take a game drive and view larger savannah elephants buffalos, water buck, crocodile, and much more vibrant of wildlife
Take a walk and view the sempaya hot springs of semuliki which can be combined with a nature walk.
Directions of Semuliki National Park
It is located in the Rwenzori region western Uganda, easily accessed by road transport in a 4×4 WD rental car. From Kampala the National park is reached by two major roads.
Kampala-Fortportal via Mubende heading to Bundibunjo a 4-5 hour drive shorter compared to
Kampala-Fortportal via Masaka, Mbarara, and Kasese a 7-8 hour drive 465 km from the city Kampala. Travelers on this route can easily Lake Mburo National Park in Mbarara, Queen Elizabeth National Park and a one stop in Masaka and Kasese for a photo snap at the Equator line that divides the Northern Hemisphere and Southern hemisphere.
Guests seeking to play Golf after their activities in park,it is the best hotel to have your leisure time.Fort Motelis next to Fort Portal Golf Course and within a mile (2 km) of Lugard Monument. It’s a 3-star hotel with in Fortportal town that offers free breakfast,WiFi to their clients. A visit to the palace(Toro Kingdom), a 2.6km distance from the hotel can be aranged with in the hotel.
Reinah Tourist Hotel.
Reinah Tourist Hotel offers accommodations in Fort Portal, just 100 m from Charity Clinic Fort-portal. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.
The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Certain units feature a sitting area to relax in after a busy day. All rooms come with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries.
Semuliki Safari Lodge.Staying at Semliki Safari Lodge is stepping back in time. It evokes the spirit of the old explorers, it piques curiosity and inspires discovery.Their guests stay in golden-hued tents with gleaming hardwood floors.Their award-winning lodges are intimate, private and unique. Service is gentle and discreet.They hire from the local community and are active in building community projects. Everything they do has conservation at its heart.
Camping in Semuliki National Park
.Semuliki N.P allows travelers to come along with their own camping equipment with different unique public, wilderness and private camping sites. Each camping offers a different and unique experience. Rent a car & Camping gear from Auto Rental Uganda and be rewarded exclusively with an inspirational journey in Uganda.