Written on: November 25, 2013
I visited in November 2013
Located in Bundibugyo District, lying beyond Mountain Rwenzori on the floor of Semuliki section of the Albertine Rift Valley, Semuliki National Park is the extension of Ituri Forest. it is the only lowland tropical rain forest and one of the richest flora and fauna biodiversity in East Africa.
It is famous due to its varied bird population totalling to 435 bird species which is 34% of Uganda's total, mammal species like Chmpanzee, Leopards, Crocodiles, olive baboon, forest buffaloes, flying squirrels and blue duiker, and 336 tree species plus almost 300 butterfly species.wow
Around the park is amazing Sempaya Hot springs which attracts wetland birds and supplies salt for other animals.
Accomodation in and around the park is available and the finest alternative is Ntoroko Game Lodge which has great, well trained, social and welcoming staff as well as great services at the.
Written on: Sep 23, 2015
| Visited: Jun 2010.
Our friends ran the lodge in Tooro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve, on the way to Semuliki National Park, for several years, so their home became our respite from the forest on many occasions.
Both the reserve and the park are quite low-key - don't go expecting to see the big 5 (though lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo do still remain in the reserve). Go for the quiet,...
Written on: Mar 28, 2014
| Visited: Feb 2013.
The Semliki valley is a small corner of the DRC poking into Uganda. This outstanding valley lies at the foot of the Albertine Rift to the west of Fort portal, and it is the only lowland rainforest making a continuation to the huge Ituri forest in the DRC. The valley is magnificently divided into two by the Rwenzori foothills hence offering the best view of Mt. Rwen...
Written on: May 03, 2013
| Visited: Dec 2012.
Named for the river which forms the Congolese border and established in 1993, Semuliki National Park is Uganda's newest park. The locals say it is the only real jungle in east Africa, the over 300 tree species recorded in the park back this fact. I was here for a day , having visited most of Uganda's national parks, I couldn't miss this expedition before leaving. W...