Camping Safaris in Semuliki National Park – Birding trips, nature walks and Sempaya hot springs
Camping safaris in Semuliki National Park, is located in Bwamba County, a remote part of the Bundibugyo District, in the Western Region of Uganda. It was made a national park in October 1993 and is one of Uganda’s newest national parks. Covering a total area coverage of 219 km2 (85 sq mi). And it’s the only tropical rain forest found in the East Africa’s lowland.
Wildlife of semuliki National park.
The forest is a home to 53 mammal species of which 27 are large mammals, 11 are endemic to the park including the pygmy antelope and two fly squirrel.it is also a home to the fanged deer. The park is also a home to forest elephants and forest buffalos that are small than the savannah buffalo The forest is a remarkable rich primate destination this include chimpanzee, baboon, grey checked Mangabeys, black and white Colobus monkey, central African red Colobus, blue monkey, red tailed monkey, de-braza’s monkey, Vervet monkey, dent’s Mona monkey, nocturnal primates include potto, and bush baby. Bigger semi-aquatic animals like hippos and crocodiles can be seen in the Semuliki River.
Birds of semuliki national park.
Birdlife in semuliki is spectacular with 441 bird species recorded representing 40% of Uganda’s total bird species and 66% of the country’s forest bird species.The list is expanded by the riverine habitat and the grassland east of the park. There are numerous rear birds in the park, 46 Guinea-Congo biome species that are found nowhere in East Africa while another. 35 can be seen in 3 birding areas in Uganda. 5 species are endemic to Albertine rift endemic these include Nkulengu Rail, Yellow –Throated cuckoo, piping Hornbill, Red billed Dwarf Hornbill, Black Dwarf Hornbill, White-crested Hornbill, Black-casqued wattled Hornbill, Red rumped Tinkerbird, African piculet, White Throated Blue swallow, Yellow –Throated Nictor, Leaf-love, swamp palm bulbul, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Maxwell’s black weaver, Crested Malimbe, Red-bellied Malimbe, Blue- bellied Malimbe, Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch, Orange checked Waxbill.
Camping sites in semuliki national park.
At the park headquarters in Bamaga Uganda wildlife authority has a campsite where you will camp while visiting semuliki national park, Great Adventure Safaris will organize all inclusive camping safari package for you to experience this beautiful national park.
Camping sites in fort portal
Kluges guest farm has a beautiful campsite which top activities to do including nature walks, farm visits and monkey tracking, Great Adventure Safaris will organize you all inclusive safari package while visiting semuliki national park.
Suggested itinerary for camping safaris in Semuliki National Park
Pick up from the your hotel Entebbe or Kampala with fully packed camping equipment and drive to fort portal or semuliki national park upon arrival you will set up your camp in the designated campsites for overnight.
Early morning drive to semuliki national park and embark on the Sempaya hot spring forest walk for clients staying in fort portal, for clients staying in semuliki you will take morning breakfast and head to the forest for a beautiful nature walks.
You will pack up your camp in the morning and drive back to Kampala
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