Minimum 1 traveler
Safari Lodges (Budget, Mid-Range or Luxury)
4X4 Safari Vehicle - Overland Vehicle, Mini Bus
This trip requires a 50% initial deposit in order to secure the limited gorilla permits and accommodation.
Semuliki National Park is Uganda's only geopark, a representative of the vast Ituri forests of
the Democratic Republic of Congo extending to East Africa some of the wildlife species of
West Africa countries. Semuliki is one of the richest areas of floral and faunal diversity in Africa, an ancient forest
whose species have accummulated over a very period of time.
It is a true birder's haven, boasting of a whooping 441 species of birds have been recorded in
Semuliki, accounting for almost 40% of Uganda's total bird species, and 66% forest bird species. Rare and
endemic birds include Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill, Black Dward Hornbill, White-crested Hornbill, and
Black-casqued wattled Hornbill, are only found in this forest.
Semuliki is home to 8 primate species and in total 60 mammal species, which include the Pygmy Hippos, Mona Monkeys, Elephants, Forest Buffaloes, Leopards, Crocodiles, Pygmy Antelop, Flying squirrels, Chimpanzees, grey-cheeked Mangabey, Baboon, Black-and-white Colobus, Central African Red Colobus, Vervet Monkeys, Pottos, Bushbabies.
Have early breakfast and prepare for pick-up at exactly 7.00am. Get to Fort Portal and continue for 32km, with panoramic views of the Albertine escarpment of the western rift valley to the right and Mountain Rwenzori to the left, and get to Toro-Semuliki Wildlife Reserve. Check in at your safari lodge, have lunch and relax.
Later set out for a game drive in Toro-Semuliki Wildlife Reserve. Expect sightings of a number of wildlife including kob, savannah elephant, elephant, reedbuck, warthogs, vervet, bushbuck, waterbuck, duiker, bushpig, giant forest hog and a number of birds. Return to the lodge to relax and have dinner.
Later set out for a night game drive to search for the nocturnal such as the leopards, mongoose and hyenas.
Return to the lodge for overnight.
- Semuliki Safari Lodge
*Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner
*Travel Time: 7 Hours
Have early breakfast and transfer to Sempaya, Semuliki National Park. Get briefing from the ranger and thereafter set out for a forest experience in the vast Ituri Forest. Expect sightings of lots of forest creatures including several monkeys, small animals, birds, trees, flowers and lots more. You also get to visit the famous Sempaya Hot Springs.
Return to the lodge in Toro-Semuliki Wildlife Reserve for lunch and relax.
Later set out for a relaxing Boat ride along Lake Albert. You stand a chance of sighting the rare shoebill stork, as well as crocodiles, hippos, waterfowl and several birds.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
*Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Wake up to an early nature walk in Toro-Semuliki Wildlife Reserve to observe this beautiful nature at close encounter. Return to the lodge for breakfast.
Check out and travel back to Kampala.
*Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch
*Travel Time: 7 Hours
Transport - tour vehicle, drive, fuel
Full board accommodation for 2 nights
Activities - game drives, boat ride, nature walks
Gratitude and tipping
Curion shop purchases
Phone bill and other personnal expenditure