The Semuliki national park is located in Bundibugyo district, west of Uganda and is one of the country’s newest park which is rich in flora and fauna.
Semuliki National Park has a number of activities which include;
Chimpanzee Trekking where along the way other primates like black-and-white colobus, baboons, grey-cheeked mangabey, Central African red colobus, blue, red-tailed, de Brazza’s, vervet, and Dent’s Mona monkeys can also be seen.
Game Drives through the Savannah with different kinds of mammals like forest elephants and buffaloes, lions and leopards, pygmy antelopes, flying squirrels, hopefully, you will also see the unique water chevron that has been named the fanged deer.
The Hot springs of Sempaya which constitute the male hot-spring Bitende and the female hot spring called the Nyasimbi which is a boiling geyser that bubbles out hot water and steam where the people living near the hot-springs used to boil food.
A cultural visit to Bambuti Pygmies who live on both sides of the Semuliki River believed to have lived in the forests for thousands of years, they are however small in number and have survived through hunting and gathering.
Birding in the Semuliki Valley with numerous species of birds like Tinkerbird, African Piculet Piping Hornbill, Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill, Black Dwarf Hornbill, White-crested Hornbill, Black-casqued Wattled Hornbill, White-throated Blue Swallow, Yellow-throated Nicator, Leaf-love, Swamp Palm Bulbul, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Maxwell’s Black Weaver, Crested Malimbe, Red-bellied Malimbe, Blue-billed Malimbe, Orange-cheeked Waxbill.
The scenery alone is worth a visit to the park where accommodation mainly includes camping.
Access: Kampala to Semuliki driving via Fort portal takes about 6.5 hours where a 4WD drive is recommended.