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3 Days Semuliki Hot Spring Safari

Overview

This 3 days semliki national park tour will take you to semliki national park which lies on Uganda’s border with Democratic Republic of Congo within the arm of the prominent Great Rift Valley. Semliki National Park is one of less visited parks in Uganda, it cuts across Semliki valley, western Rwenzori Mountain and is unique park which is the only low land tropical forest in East Africa. Semliki National Park is located in western region of Uganda in the remote part of Bundibugyo District, in Bwamba County and it was established as a national park in October 1993.

Highlights

  • Day 1: Transfer to Semliki National Park
  • Day 2: Hot Spring Tour and Batwa cultural tour
  • Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Semuliki National Park

Our company guide will pick you from your hotel in Kampala and exchange words of greeting as you get used to each other and set off to semliki national park, on the way you can have a stop over at fort portal, have lunch and proceed as you will be admiring and enjoying the beautiful view of the Albertine rift valley. Upon arrival at the park, you will check in your lodge and have refreshments and later go for a guided night game drive that will reward you with some nocturnal wildlife such as, night jars, slender and white tailed mongoose genet cats.

Day 2: Hot Spring & Batwa Cultural tour

A hot spring is a place where groundwater is heated by energy created by the earth. These are areas where rising magma gets very close enough to the earth’s surface to produce great heat. Like the semliki hot Springs, the water from the hot springs is said to have many beneficial properties, but semliki hot springs is also a spectacular tourist attraction site.

Semliki national park has two hot springs, the “male” hot spring called Bintente which measures 2 meters in diameter and it is in lush swampy clearing. The “female” hot spring is called Nyasibi meaning “female Ancestor”, many people in sempaya do cook from the hot spring and even tourists who go to the hot spring experience the cooking by also putting different food items like eggs, sweat potatoes, matooke and many others in the spring to prove by themselves.

Near the Semuliki National Park, there are " Batwa”, a semi-nomadic " hunter-gatherer" community, living and depending solely on the resources of the mountain forests of the Lake Region, which they have called home for over 4,000 years. They are the first known inhabitants of the mountain forests of central Africa. A community visit to the pygmy village near Sempaya Gate will enable you to witness their lifestyles, traditions and dances. Learn about their life as it was during the forest days. You will learn about their hunting skills, how they used forest plants for medicines and their cultural dance that you can actually participate in.

Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala

On the third day you get very early in the morning take some breakfast and then transfer back to Kampala where by our guide or driver will leave you in your hotel which will mark the of  3 days Semliki National Park Safari.

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