4 Days Semuliki National Park
Day 1: Kampala – Semliki National Park
After breakfast, we will set off on the southern bound road, have a stop over to look at the Royal Drum makers, stand on the Equator and be in both hemispheres at once and there after proceed to Semliki National Park. We will continue through savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns. Semliki is host to quite a reasonable and volume of wildlife. It boasts one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any game park in the world, from the open Savannah to Rain forest, dense swamps and beautiful crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward. Almost 100 species that include Hippos, Lions, Buffaloes, Leopard, Spotted Hyena and the elusive giant forest hog. The primates include Chimps, Black and white Colobus Monkeys, Blue, Black Faced Red Colobus, and Red Tailed monkeys and Olive Baboons.
After checking in and having some time to relax, we will head for a late afternoon game drive. We often spot Elephants, waterbucks, warthogs, hippos and others.
Day 2: Game drive
After breakfast, you will go for a morning game drive on to the rolling plains where you can view Lions, Giraffe, Hartebeest, Buffalo and Elephant as well as many of the other mammals of the park. For the birders amongst you these areas support the Secretary Bird, Black Chested Snake Eagle, Tawny and Marshal Eagles Carmine and Swallow Tailed Bee-Eaters, to pick just a few. You will also have a chance to visit the amazing and famous hot springs, who knows you may cook and eat some eggs there. After this wonderful afternoon, a slow drive back to Lodge.
Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking
Wake up to a sumptuous breakfast and head to the park headquarters for a chimp briefying and then later hit the forest in search for chimps with park guides to lead your way, you will only be allowed one hour in the presence of the jumpy primates before you descend from the park . the whole activity will take a maximum of four hours and return to the lodge for lunch, view the pictures you took and relax at the lodge enjoying the wild
Day 4: Return to Kampala
Head to Kampala, the drive back to Kampala stops at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. Here you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs and you will arrive in Kampala early afternoon. Transfer to your hotel OR to the Airport for your flight back home