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Semliki Safari Lodge is the only lodge in the reserve and offers top-notch accommodation in the remote Semliki Wildlife Reserve. Semliki is Uganda’s oldest wildlife reserve and is set in an area of outstanding scenery in the Albertine Rift Valley.
Semuliki National Park Uganda covers 220km² with an altitude of 670-760m above sea level and is located in Bwamba County, a remote part of the Bundibugyo District, in western Uganda.
To the north is Lake Albert whilst to the east woodland climbs the steep Rift Valley wall. On the western horizon are the Congolese Blue Mountains and in the south, a spur of hills climbs up to the ice-capped peaks of the Ruwenzori Mountains. The majority of the reserve is open acacia woodland and grassland whilst patches of gallery forest border the rivers.
From Kampala, you drive to Fort portal via Mubende approximately 180 km, a 4-5 hour drive. The park is situated in Bundibugyo about 59 km from Fort portal which takes between 2 to 3 hours to drive.
Semuliki National Park wildlife includes forest buffalos, lions, leopards, hippos, warthogs, bush pigs, Uganda Kops, waterbucks, bushbucks, mona monkeys, and water chevrotains, bush babies, civets, elephants, pygmy squirrel, little collared fruit bat, water chevrotain and target rat.
Primate species in the reserve include chimpanzee, blue monkey, vervet monkey, grey checked mangabey, black-and-white colobus and red-tailed monkeys, and olive baboon, and the park’s nocturnal primates include pottos and galagos.
Birdlife is especially spectacular in Semuliki National Park with 441 recorded species. These include Nkulengu Rail, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Piping Hornbill, Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill, Black Dwarf Hornbill, White-crested Hornbill, Black-casqued Wattled Hornbill, Red-rumped Tinkerbird, African Piculet among others.
The park has quite a number of activities such as; nature walks which include a primate view and hot spring view, bird watching, a safari game drive, community encounter (a visit to Boma culture Village), hiking, and a boat ride on Lake Albert, and pot fishing. The main attraction of Semuliki National park is the Sempaya hot springs.