Semuliki National Park
Situated on the border of Uganda, Semuliki National Park is a paradise for nature lovers. Although harboring thin wildlife, this national park is one of those undisturbed tourist places in Africa sought out by those seeking peace in nature due to its healing activities. Here is a little peek of the things to do at Semuliki National Park that’ll make it worth your visit while on an African safari:
Chimpanzee trekking in Toro-Semuliki wildlife reserve offers you a closer look at the habitats of chimpanzees. While hiking up the area, you might stumble upon the chimpanzees in their natural surroundings, occupying a dry forest habitat. However, these chimpanzees move quickly in search of food, so you might miss them. The researchers of primate walks will accompany you on your chimpanzee treks.
Hot Springs Visit
Semuliki is well known for its incredible Sempaya Hot Spring, composed of two hot springs; male and female. The male hot spring is Bintente and the female one is Nyasimbi. Tourists hike up to these hot springs that are renowned to hit temperatures up to 100 degrees and some even cook their food in the scalding hot springs, be it an egg or a vegetable. You can spot a large number of seashore birds at the Mumbuga spring that provides salt licks for many animals.
Semuliki is especially popular for its abundance of birds residing in this national park. It is home to a total of 400 species, out of which 216 species are true forest birds, making it a haven for avid bird watchers. You can spot some rare bird species such as Lyre-tailed honeyguides, Sassi’s olive greenbul, and nine hornbill species.
You can indulge in some amazing nature trails while you visit this park. The Kirumia trail will grant you an 8-hour walk filled with bird sightings through the forest, leading towards the beautiful Semuliki river. You will be surrounded by innumerable butterflies due to the canopies of the forest. Another marvellous nature trail would be the Red-Tailed Monkey trail extending towards the eastern border of the park, where you can encounter the endangered Brazza’s monkey.
One of the many popular activities at Semuliki would be game viewing. You can spot over 60 mammal species, including the African buffalo, leopard, hippopotamus, mona monkey, water chevrotain, bush babies, African civet, African elephant, and the Pygmy scaly-tailed flying squirrel. Game viewings are typically conducted in the mornings and evenings when the animals are usually active.
Semuliki National Park is one of those hidden gems that you absolutely cannot miss. If you are looking for some tranquillity amidst nature in Africa, this is the place you want to hit up. For a greater experience, Bushman Safari brings you some exciting packages to visit Semuliki and other national parks in Africa so that you can blissfully explore to your heart’s content.