3 days semuliki National Park
3 days semuliki National Park
Semuliki national park is located in the western part of Uganda at the edge of Rwenzori Mountain extended at Ituri Forest in Democratic Republican of Congo in Bwamba County in the district of Bundibugyo district.
There sits Semuliki River (Congo River) with a number African wild species,the Batwa peple, which are originated from the Inturi forest.
There a number of interesting sceneries in the forest; the hot springs bubble up from the depth to a fountain of 5m high-And are hot enough to boil eggs.
The hot springs are also a source of salt for animals, as animals can be seen leaking the salty water grounds. You can take pictures here as you are closer to some of the animals.
Birding of over 400 bird species: Enjoy birding at Sempaya and Ntandi. you can spot out bird species like the Crested horn bill ,piping horn bill, ross’s tavern, yellow throated nectar, great blue, Dwarf horn bill, and the shoebill.
Chimpanzees trekking, Nature walks, tracking water birds, Game drive to spot out animals like the elephants, Buffaloes ,warthogs, waterbucks ,crocodiles.
On your lucky day, you can as well spot out the pygmy hippos, leopard, and the bush pigs and some interesting features.
|Tour | Safari inclusive
||Transportation in a safari vehicle, Park entry fees,Fuel, Boat ride, Game drives, Guide,Accommodation fees and all meals, Bottled water, Chimpanzee permits
|Tour | Safari Exclusives||Phone bills, Beers or sodas, Phone bills, Any tours not mentioned in the above itinerary, All items for personal use
Cultural Encouters: Meet up with the Batwa believed to have been the first people to inahbit forests, listen and learn about their social life.
Itinerary of our 3 days semuliki National Park
Day 1: | of our 3 days semuliki National Park Package
— Albert Bens
wake up early morning at 6am and have your breakfast. Our driver/ guide will pick you up from the Hotel or area of residence.
Get briefed about the whole trip package (3 days) to Semuliki National park. Remember, this early morning enables you not to encounter with Traffic jam and also to get to the park early, the journey takes about 7hours from Kampala.
Drive to fort portal, and before you proceed to the park, enjoy the striking scenes of the western Albertine rift valley as you drive to Bundibugyo town.
Arrive at the lodge or accommodation, check in and enjoy your lunch. Then proceed for a boat ride on Lake Albert.
Enjoy the ride as you spot out the hippos, crocodiles and also the shoebill which is commonly spotted out at the lake
Accommodation (Option) Meal plans: lunch dinner [Mountains of the moon, Rwenzori river guest house, Toro, semuliki lodge, Bumaga cottage]
Day 2 | 3 days semuliki National Park Package ( chimpanzee trekking , Kiruma Trail, Hot springs)
wake up early morning and have your breakfast. Then after, meet the game ranger who will brief you about the chimpanzee trekking and proceed out to Inturi forest where you will trek the chimpanzees as well as you might spot out a number of birds, primates including the red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangobeys, black and white colobus monkeys.
The trek gives you a chance to view the semuliki escarpment and the lush rift valley land scape.
The location of the chimpanzees cannot be guaranteed in one place, they tend to move widely searching for food, playing and building their new nests.
You might as well hear them screaming, this will help you to locate the chimpanzees, have an encounter with them as they eat, play, display their nests, the experience takes 1 hour with the cousins of humans and 1hour to enjoy your packed lunch.
Enjoy another 30minute Kirumia trail through the palm forest leading to the female hot springs which is eye catching with its geyser form of about 5m high at a hot temperature. Have a chance to boil eggs and bananas at the natural springs.
Continue with the trail to Mungilo water falls where you see a number of birds. if you’re a birder, this is a good place for you to catch up your hobby.
Go back to the lodge, relax and freshen up, as you get ready for the evening where you will have a chance to interact with the local people; the Batwa believed to be the first people who lived in the forest.
Llearn about their day to day life, enjoy their culture dances, the local doctor experience of how he treats people using local herbs.
Accommodation (Option) [Meal plans: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Mountains of the moon, Rwenzori river guest house, Toro semuliki lodge, Bumaga cottage]
Day 3 | 3 days semuliki National Park Package (Return to Kampala )
wake up early morning for a heavy breakfast. After, prepare for the morning game drive where you expect to spot the elephants, Buffaloes, warthogs, waterbucks, crocodiles.
Interestingly, on your luck day, you can as well spot out big cats like the leopards, Lions and others. enjoy this unforgettable experience in the wild.
Return to the lodge, have lunch and check out. Our guide/driver will transport you back to your hotel in Kampala or to the Airport for your departure.