Semuliki national park

Semuliki national park is situated within the western part of Uganda in Bundibugyo district, famously known as the best destination to visit while on birding safaris in Uganda because it is a home to over 410 bird species.

Travelling to semuliki national park while on your safari in Uganda gives you great opportunities to engage in several interesting activities and this is due to the fact that the national park is home to about 53 mammal species such as; crocodiles, monkeys, forest elephants and many others which attract many tourists hence making a safari to this national park worth it.

Semuliki national park is known as the newest park and its covers a total surface area of about 220 square kilometers elevated between 670 to 760 meters above the sea level established as a national park in October in 1993, managed by Uganda wildlife authority and shares boarders with the Democratic Republic of Congo

semuliki national park has other attractions within the park that lead to attract the attention of many people to travel from all over the world and these include; Semuliki River, Sempaya hot springs, wildlife and many others.

Sightseers having and enjoying their Uganda safari within Semuliki national park having chances to very many lodging facilities that are always available for the guests who are within this national park. Ranged and put in different classes such as; from budget, mid-range and luxury. Including; Semuliki safari lodge, Kirimia guesthouse, Sempaya campsite and UWA Bandas and many others.

While in semulik national park there are various safari activities to engage in as you get to sight see the pearl of Africa and the beauty of semuliki national park and below are some of the great and excellent safari activities one can do while at semulik national park.

Game Drives: Explore the park’s savannah areas on a game drive to spot wildlife such as buffaloes, elephants, bush babies, the black and white colobus monkeys, leopards, waterbucks, hippos, warthogs, Uganda kob and various antelope species, this activity is mostly done in the morning and afternoon hours and the time can be chose as one prefers.

Bird Watching: Semuliki National Park is renowned for its birdlife such as the piping hornbill, the great blue turaco, the rare shoebill stork, the red-billed Dwarf hornbill, Ross’s turaco, the white crested hornbill, yellow-throated Nicator and many others and these are some of the over 410 species in the National park and Bird enthusiasts can enjoy guided bird-watching tours to spot numerous species, including; Ntandi, Kirumia river, Lake Albert and within the Sempaya hot springs

Chimpanzee Tracking: Semuliki national park is home to a habituated chimpanzee community. Visitors can go on guided chimpanzee tracking excursions to observe and learn about these fascinating primates.

Nature Walks and Hiking: The Park offers various walking trails such as the Kirumia trail, which leads you to the heart of the forest up to the end of the Semuliki River, and hikes that allow visitors to explore its diverse landscapes, including the hot springs, waterfalls, and dense forests and the hikes takes about 30 minutes. As, tourists who choose to hike to the male hot springs go through the large forest where they get chances to sight see animal species like; the black and white colobus monkeys and the red- tailed monkeys among others.

Hot Springs Visit: Semuliki is famous for its Sempaya Hot Springs. There are two hot springs, one is called the “male” and the other the “female.” Visitors can take guided walks to witness the bubbling hot springs and experience the unique scenery.

Semuliki national park
Sempaya Hot Springs

Cultural Encounters: Some tours may include visits to nearby communities to experience the local culture and traditions. This could involve interactions with the Batwa people, who are indigenous to the region allowing sightseers get to listen to their folk songs, watch how they prepare their local meals, and listen to stories

Night Game Drives: besides the normal game drives the national park also allows sightseers to engage in the night drives  providing an opportunity to spot nocturnal wildlife with the assistance of spotlights and these this safari activity is one of the best ways to stargaze in the national park as well

Boat Safaris: If the park has water bodies, boat safaris might be offered, allowing visitors to explore the waterways and observe aquatic wildlife.

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