Semliki National Park Safaris

Located 30km from Fort Portal the lower-lying and more remote Semliki National Park is the Ugandan extension of the Congo's Ituri Rainforest and home to a vast array of colourful wildlife, some of which are found nowhere else in Uganda. Set at the base of the northern Rwenzori Mountains, the park is scenically beautiful and of distinct interest to ornithologists, with some 35 Congolese bird species recorded in no other park the country has to offer.

Semliki National Park Highlights

  • A variety of Congolese bird species found nowhere else in Uganda
  • Home to Uganda's only population of pygmy antelope and water chevrotain
  • Nearby Semliki Wildlife Reserve is one of the best places to see rare shoebill stork
  • Exciting chimpanzee tracking
  • The fantastic sight of Sempaya Hot Springs
A shoebill sighting on a Semliki National Park safari Semliki happy faces Semliki old elephant

While relatively small in size, at only 220sq km, the national park is packed full of surprises. With Semliki National Park safaris discover around 53 species of mammal, including a number of rare types of wildlife including the pygmy antelope and water chevrotain.

There are plenty of activities to uncover the secrets of the surrounding wilderness, the main means of exploration being walks and hikes. One of Semliki's most popular hotspots is the Sempaya Hot Springs; after an excellent walk through rich forest, with red-tailed monkeys overhead, watch in awe as water shoots from the ground up to 2m in the air.

Nearby, the spectacular Semliki Wildlife Reserve, which abuts Lake Albert, is one of the best localities for sightings of the enigmatic, swamp-dwelling shoebill stork. The reserve also possesses a community of about 70 chimpanzees, which have been habituated and can be tracked on a network of trails.

Selected Uganda Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Uganda

Highlights of East Africa Gorilla Trekking, Safari and Beach Holiday

Days
16
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $7,200 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania, Uganda
Locations
Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island , Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi

Classic Uganda Safari

Days
11
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $8,130 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale, Lake Mburo

Uganda Gorilla Express Holiday

Days
5
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $3,030 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi

Ultimate Uganda Safari

Days
14
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $8,940 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls

Uganda Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Big Game Safari

Days
10
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $6,320 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo

Western Uganda Family Safari

Days
12
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $34,620 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Chobe, Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls

Luxury Uganda Family Adventure Safari

Days
8
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $26,140 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Uganda
Locations
Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale

Uganda and Kenya Gorillas and Wildebeest Safari

Days
10
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $6,300 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya, Uganda
Locations
Masai Mara, Nairobi, Entebbe & Kampala, Bwindi

Semliki National Park Accommmodation

  • Semliki Safari Lodge Client Score: Not yet rated

    From this award winning lodge experience having the entire Semliki Valley all to yourself. Stay in tents set under thatch and enjoy stunning views of mountains, savannah, forest and river valley. Observe chimps in the wild and visit the Sempaya hotsprings.

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