Semuliki National Park reviews


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Semuliki National Park was established in 1993, and is Uganda’s newest park. It is the only park in Uganda made up primarily of tropical lowland forest, covering 220 km² (85 mi²). Located at the western end of Uganda, with an altitude between 670m (2,198 ft) and 760m (2,493 ft) above sea level, the park stretches across the Semliki Valley and is an eastern extensio... ...

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(4/5 stars) 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,... read more
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(5/5 stars) 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... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Nov 25, 2013   |   Visited: Nov 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 s... read more
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(2/5 stars) 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... read more

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Safari suitability: 8 / 10
Four of the big five. Plus there’s the option of going on game drives after dark to observe nocturnal species.
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