This amazing Park is also listed on the list of Uganda’s top National Parks to go for Safaris and tours either customized or on self-drive discovery; similarly, Semliki National Park is also known for its great huge variety of different Wildlife species recorded in its Biodiversity.
This Park is also a contributing factor to the growth of attracting Uganda’s Wildlife which attracts different tourists of different kinds from different countries of the World much willing to discover and experience Uganda’s evidenced and exceptional species.
There is no way you can satisfy complete exploration of Uganda’s Wildlife, if you are typically missing out on Semiliki National Park on your bucket list of Wildlife destinations visited in Uganda.
Semliki was firstly gazetted as a forest reserve to provide habitat for different Wildlife species but later in 1993 it was declared as a National Park, it’s the newest gazetted National Park in Uganda among the top ten on list.
Semiliki National Park is geographically located in the Western part of Uganda within the Albertine Rift valley along Uganda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo with the Rwenzori Mountains being in its south west and Lake Albert in the north.
Semliki National Park is covered on flat to undulating landforms characterized by different ecosystems including tropical rain-forests, montane forests, Savannah, grasslands, bamboo forested areas, and swampy areas.
The Park is usually very flooded during the rainy season with most of its areas being characterized by water, Semliki is popularly known for the female and male hot springs although it’s also a good habitat for different wildlife species.
The rate of growing vegetation in Semliki National Park is influenced by the changing climatic conditions including dry and rainy conditions.
Semliki National Park is not located in the central part of Uganda where you land on arrival but rather it’s situated in Western Uganda requiring you to travel from central Uganda up to Western Uganda where the park is located.
Traveling from Kampala by road, Kampala-Mityana-Mubende- Fort portal highway is the best-recommended route of reaching this Park comfortably using suitable 4×4 wheel drive Safari jeep.
The time taken for the drive from Kampala to the suburbs of the Park usually depends on the speed used; traffic along the way, climatic conditions and en route stop overs included. It’s also possible to switch from any other nearby Park like Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and more direct to semliki National Park.
Semiliki National Park in western Uganda is popularly known for its exceptional female and male hot springs which are characterized by great flow of hot water which can even be used to cook uncooked eggs and bananas by just a mere throwing of them in the flowing hot water after of which you wait for some minutes.
It’s not only known for hot springs but also for its great Wildlife offered which include Wild animals like Elephants, lions, buffaloes, civets, monkeys, kobs, spotted hyenas, bushbabies, bushbucks, forest hogs and more plus different bird species which are approximated to over 400 bird species including endemic and non-endemic species. Reptiles like geckos, chameleons,s, and snakes also appear in the Park.
Different exciting activities done while in Kibale Forest National Park include game drives, nature walks, bird watching plus a visit to the male and female hot springs.
Semliki National Park in the Western part of Uganda is situated with different accommodation facilities which are reserved for tourists and other visitors to stay at affordable prices, these facilities range from camping to self-contained rooms. Enjoy your specific days as you spare some time for a visit to semliki National Park in western Uganda.