If you’re looking for a truly unique and immersive nature experience, look no further than Semuliki National Park. Located in the remote Bwamba County of western Uganda, this park is home to a variety of natural wonders that you won’t find anywhere else. Established as a national park in October 1993, it covers an area of 194 square kilometers and is located on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, surrounded by the Rwenzori Mountains to the southeast and Lake Albert to the north. The park is situated on a flat, undulating landscape that ranges from 760-770 meters above sea level and is home to the Albertine rift, the western arm of the East African rift.
Semuliki National Park is home to a variety of special features that make it a must-visit destination. These include two hot springs in a hot mineral-encrusted swamp, as well as a variety of plant and animal species. The vegetation in the park is predominantly medium moist evergreen to semi-deciduous forest, with cynometra Alexandria as the dominant plant species.
The park is home to over 400 bird species, including 216 true forest birds, and over 60 mammal species, including forest buffaloes, leopards, hippos, and mona monkeys. There are also eight primate species and almost 300 butterfly species in the park.
If you’re a nature lover, Semuliki National Park is the perfect place for you to visit. You can engage in activities like bird watching, game drives across the savanna grassland, and hiking through the 13-kilometer Kirumia trail. You can also visit the hot springs, where the water is hot enough to boil eggs and plantains. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the unique natural beauty of Semuliki National Park.