Visit the beautiful hills of Bundibuyo at the foot of the imposing Mt. Rwenzori to the hidden paradise of Semliki National Park home to a wide variety of fauna and flora as well as the Sempaya Hotsprings.
Day 1: Transfer to Semliki National Park with optional night game drive.
Day 2: Sempaya trail trekking, hot springs, boat cruise on Lake Albert, nature walk, River Semliki
Day 3: Transfer to Kampala / airport,
Luxury: Semliki Safari Lodge
Budget: Rwenzori View Guesthouse.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Airport / Client Hotel|
|DEPARTURE TIME||7.00 AM|
|DESTINATION||South Western Uganda|
|WEAR||Comfortable light clothing, closed shoes, do not forget your sweater or jacket|
|Travel Budget||Budget, Luxury, Mid Range|
Day 1: Transfer to Semliki National Park
From Kampala Drive to Semliki and head to Bundibugyo, have lunch in the beautiful Fort Portal town. Enjoy this spectacular drive with views of Lake Albert and the legendary Mountain Rwenzori ranges on your way to Bundibugyo town. This park is situated in Bundibugyo district along the western border of Uganda with the Democratic Republic of Congo near Lake Albert. The park has a great location within western Albertine Rift valley region and occupies the eastern section of Ituri forest connecting Uganda with Congo River separated by river Semliki. Semliki is a site for ornithologists with approximately 400 species of bird mainly forest birds. Approximately 300 species of trees have been recorded here and more than 52 mammal species including 11 diurnal species. In the night you will have a spot-lit game drive. the night, only one of this nature in the whole of Uganda and see the thin white tailed mongoose, very small nightjars plus serval cats.
Day 2: Sempaya Hot Springs
Visit the highlight in Semliki, referred to as the Sempaya hot springs. These natural springs have a geyser shooting high from an 8-meter-wide hole at a very high temperature. Of its kind, this is the largest in the whole of Uganda. On this very trail, you may identify a couple of bird types such as the blue breasted kingfisher plus Frasier’s ant-thrush in addition to primates such as the grey checked mangabey plus the red-tailed monkey. Proceed to Mungilo waterfall to see some other fascinating birds; particularly ideal for birders. In the Late afternoon, take a boat ride on Lake Albert to see the various water animals.
Day 3: Departure back to Kampala
Have breakfast, and after enjoy another morning forest drive as you prepare to depart back to Kampala. You will enjoy many primate and bird species, have a stopover for your lunch and after proceed to Kampala arriving in the evening.