A 3 DAY ITNERARY TO SEMLIKI NATIONAL PARK
Day 1 You will be picked up from your Hotel by your Safari guide and depart by road for Semliki Wildlife Reserve; this scenic drive takes approx 6-7 hours and will take you down the eastern side of Lake Albert. Semliki reserve is situated in the basin of the Western Rift Valley. It is one of the most diverse habitats in Africa with wonderful examples of Riparian forest, gallery rain forest, borassus palm forest, and short and high grass savannas. Chimps exist next to elephant, lion and buffalo as well as the usual western Uganda species. Following dinner we will go on a night drive. This is the only place in Uganda where you can do a spot lit night drive. You never know what you may see. Often the big cats are sighted as well as the diminutive genet and serval cats. Unusual nocturnal dwellers also show themselves, such as the white tailed mongoose and slender mongoose, standard and pennant winged nightjars depending on the time of year. There are always surprises on the night drives.
Overnight at Semliki safari Lodge (FB)
Day 2 An early morning rise, tea in your tent, and then you will go down into the beautiful gallery rainforest to track wild chimpanzees. Chimps are tracked by researchers in Semliki at dawn and dusk, as they tend to disappear in the middle of the day. There are also a number of bird species which are found in this picturesque forest. You will return to the lodge for lunch and the chance to relax by the pool and enjoy the tranquility of the Lodge. In the late afternoon you will go for a game drive, stopping along the way to watch the African sun dip below the horizon.
Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge (FB)
Day 5 After breakfast, we will depart to Kampala with our packed lunch arriving in the early evening.
The Safari price includes;
- The cost of all ground transportation and Fuel
- Full time safari guide and his associated expenses
- Park entrance fees
- Accommodation and meals
- Chimpanzee tracking
- Game drive
- But it excludes; Items of personal nature like Laundry, Beers, Beverages and tipping of staffs at the lodges.