Sempaya Hot Spring
The Sempaya Hot Springs are a very popular attraction in Semuliki. The “male” spring is known as Bintente and the “female” spring is known as Nsyasimbi, meaning “the female of ancestors”.
This spring is a boiling geyster (103˚C) which spurts bubbling water and steam up to two meters high. A must see.
Boating and Birding
441 bird species are recorded here and the birdlife is spectacular. Five species are endemic to the Albertine Rift ecosystem.
Game drives can be done through the park. The forest is home to 53 mammals of which 27 large mammals. Included the rare pygmy antelope and two flying squirrel species.
Forest elephants can be found here and buffaloes. As well as Hippo’s and crocodiles can be found along the Seumuli River.
In the forest you can go for Chimpanzee tracking as well!
Hiking and Nature Walks
There are 3 amazing trails in this park. Varying from 13, 11 and 8 km long. Beautiful nature walks can be done as well.
The Batwa hunters (Pgymees) can be found here. You can go for the Batwa experience and see how these people use to live, hunt and work. Village walks are also possible here.
Chimpanzee tracking and Chimpanzee habituation Experience
During this 4-6 hour trail you are likely to see birds, elephants and very rare…the lion!!
The Chimps are more commonly found during the rainy season when more food is available.
A full day habituation is possible as well. For more info please contact us.
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Semuliki National Park (SMP)
Semuliki National Park (SMP) is an extension of the vast Ituri forest and forms part of the forest continuum situated in the extreme west of Uganda, along the Uganda/Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border in the western arm of the East African Rift Valley. It is the only lowland tropical rain forest in East Africa and is one of the richest flora and fauna biodiversity areas in Africa, it hosts some of Africa’s most spectacular and sought after birds such as horn bills and lyre tailed honey guide. It has 336 tree species recorded, of which 24 are restricted to Semuliki National and 34% of Uganda’s (441) recorded bird species some not found elsewhere in East Africa. Bordered by the Rwenzori Mountains, the DRC, the Semuliki Flats and Lake Albert.
The park has four ethnic groups living around it; the Bamba and Bakonjo are cultivators living in the valley and mountain slopes, the Batuku- pastoralists occupy the rift valley floor; the Batwa (pigmies)-hunter gatherers are an Ituri ethnic group.