3 DAY SEMLIKI WILDLIFE RESERVE

This three day safari to Semliki Wildlife Reserve involves game drives, chimpanzee trekking and bird watching. The wildlife reserve is situated within the remote Semliki Valley; the park protects an extension of the Congo's vast Ituri rainforest. It abounds with birds, including 40 essentially Congolese species found nowhere else in Uganda.

The Sempaya Hot Springs, named after the river what forms the Congolese border are also situated in the park.The forested area harbours many mammals, ranging from elephant, chimps and the more localized De Brazza's monkey chimpanzee tours. Lake Albert and the northern base of Rwenzoris is a rich mosaic of grassland, savanna, forest & wetlands. Of 400 bird species recorded, Shoebill are regularly spotted.Both of these secluded wildlife areas are of prime importance to bird enthusiasts,and therefore a major destination for visiting ornithologists from around the world.
Day 1: Transfer to Semliki Wildlife Reserve (L,D)
Following breakfast, you will be picked by Select Safaris Africa driver guide. The drive to Semliki Wildlife Reserve has a scenic experience and takes approx 6-7 hours and will take you down the eastern side of Lake Albert. Semliki reserve is situated in the basin of the Western Rift Valley. The park is known for its night game drive that give you a good view of the nocturnal mammals like the white tailed mongoose and slender mongoose, standard and pennant winged nightjars, cats, hyenas, leopards and many more. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Semliki Wildlife Reserve (B, L, D)
Following a morning breakfast and later head to the beautiful gallery rainforest to carry out chimpanzee tracking. These are usually tracked at dawn or dusk due to the fact that the chimpanzees tend to disappear in the middle of the day. You will also undertake birding in the forest. There is a variety of birds such as spotted-breasted ibis, Congo serpent eagle, chestnut-flanked goshawk, red-thighed sparrow hawk, long-tailed hawk, Hartlaub’s duck, Nkulengu rail, black-throated coucal, chestnut owlet, Bates’s nightjar, black-wattled hornbill, red-rumped tinker bird and Zenker’s honey guide. Return to your accommodation for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Semliki Wildlife Reserve and back to Kampala (B, L)
On this last day of the trip, an early morning game drive will offer you diverse experience of the park and animals in it. After the early morning game drive, return to your accommodation for late breakfast before starting your journey back to Kampala o a scenic drive, arriving in Kampala late in the afternoon.

End of the Safari
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Please note that this is a guideline program that maybe customized according to travelers’ needs and preferences. The variations are normally made to improve the tour and your experience.