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Semuliki National Park reviews

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Simple Semliki

Rebecca
Visited: Jun 2010 Reviewed: Sep 23, 2015

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, for the chance to relax in wilderness without always bouncing around on a game drive, for the open expanses and privacy that few national parks anywhere in the world can offer. Probably not a stop for your first safari if it only lasts 2 weeks. Definitely to be included on your second or third, which should last at least a month.
There's also chimps here, living in a ribbon of riverine forest. Not 100% that you'll see them, which makes it more of an adventure, more wild. And, the best place in the world to see the elusive Shoe-billed stork.
After a few days at the reserve, before heading back to the main circuit, spend a day in the national park to see the hot springs and waterfalls and a great drive through the Rwenzoris.

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