Nature walks and hiking in semuliki – Nature walks within Semuliki National park are also a must activity that allows tourists to get up-close with the mammals, birds and butterfly species that cannot be explored during game drives. Nature walks within this Park allow tourists to explore animals such as primates, Hippos, Crocodiles birds and butterflies.
The 13km trails runs through the heart of the forest to the Semuliki River. The 8 hour round trip starts at 8 am and it’s perfect for birders with multiple water holes.
Red monkey Track.
The 11km trails follows the eastern border of the park and it’s also a stronghold for the rare De-braza’s monkey then it continues to the Semuliki River.
Sempaya nature trail.
The 8 km trail starts from the male hot spring (Bitende) and the female hot spring (Nyasimbi). You can also record a good number of primates in the walk.
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. Read more about birding trips
What you pack for the walk.
Gumboots, rain jacket, camera, binoculars, drinking water, spear battery, insect repellant, long trousers, long sleeved shirts, hut or cap. Great Adventure Safaris organizes nature walks and hiking in Semuliki National Park.