Uganda Safari Lodges to Stay In While On a Uganda Safari to Semuliki National Park.
Semuliki National Park is a haven for tourists with an incessant appetite for birds. A Uganda safari to Semuliki National Park Uganda is nothing but a pure joy to people who make Uganda birding safari to this national park because it has close to 441 bird species and his makes birds Semuliki’s biggest Uganda safari attractions and birding its best Uganda safari activity.
Some of the birds that you will encounter while birding here include Spot-breasted Ibis, Hartlaubs’s Duck, Chestnut-flanked Goshawk, Red-thighed Sparrowhawk, Long-tailed Hawk, Forest Francolin, Nkulengu Rail, Western Bronze-napped Pigeon, Black-collared Lovebird, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Red-chested Owlet, Bates’ Nightjar, Chocolate-backed, White-bellied and African Dwarf Kingfishers, White-crested, Black Dwarf, Red-billed Dwarf, Piping and Black-wattled Hornbills.
While on your Uganda birding tour escapade to Semuliki National Park, you can choose on the several Uganda safari lodges in Semuliki National Park or around it to act as your launch pad for your Uganda wildlife safari experience here. Although not so many, has got a fair number of Uganda safari accommodations that will give you the you a comfortable stay as you engage in several of the tourist activities here. The lodges here come in all categories which include luxury safari lodges, mid range safari lodge and budget safari lodges.
In today’s episode let’s explore some of the lodges in Semuliki national park.
These are some of the Luxury lodges in Semuliki
Semliki safari lodge. Semliki safari lodge presents the pristine and untouched feeling of wilderness as its located within the tropical wilderness of Semuliki flats. Operated by Wild places Africa which also operate other luxury lodges like Clouds mountain gorilla lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Apoka Safari lodge in Kidepo valley National Park. It is evident that a night at Semliki safari lodge is nothing less than pure bliss of luxury given their taintless record in giving ultimate luxury comfort lodging experience at any of their brand lodges in Uganda and elsewhere on the African continent. Semliki safari lodge cares about your desire for exclusivity hence it can only accommodate a maximum of 18 guests who will be lodge in any of their immaculately well thought after and beautiful executive safari tents that have been placed under a thatched roof to give you a feeling of going back to the African roots of lodging stye with a modern touch as these come complete with ensuite amenities such as flush toilets, warm running water and are spectacularly well lit with the help of lanterns.
Kyaninga Lodge. Although not within the Semuliki area, you can comfortably enjoy a stay at Kyaninga lodge while on your Uganda safari tour to Semuliki national park given that this lodge is located only 40km or a 1 hour drive away from the prk hence making it a great luxury choice for those visiting Semuliki park. Located on the shores of lake Kyaninga with the rolling hills of mountain Rwenzori in fort portal making a back drop to this lodge, Kyaninga lodge is an elegant place to stay as you travel to Semuliki national park. This lodge offers 9 carefully crafted cottages with private verandas aimed at giving you a beautiful glimpse of stunning works of art by mother nature in Rwenzori mountains that elegantly parade themselves all around this lodge. With en suite bathrooms that have hot water to the lush gardens with spectacular flowers its no secret that your stay at Kyaninga lodge will definitely be a memorable one. Other services at Kyaninga include a restaurant that has international European cuisines with a Ugandan touch, free wi-fii connection, lounging area and a swimming pool to cool down from the tropical heat.
Mid-range budget size accommodation facilities can be got from
Mountains of the moon hotel. Located just a few meters outside Fort portal town, Mountains of the moon hotel is the perfect place for to stay at as you take a break from your journey to Semuliki national park or other parks like Kibaale national park and mountain Rwenzori national park. This hotel offers 33 guest rooms that have been decorated with the sleekest natural wood furniture and other fittings to give you a sense of the African wilderness with a modern touch, these rooms have ensuite bathrooms with hot water for you to enjoy a hot shower as you wind up and get cozy from a busy day of exploring Semuliki park. The hotel has a restaurant that will endeavor to prepare you any international cuisine but with a touch of the Ugandan taste. For golfers, this hotel gives the opportunity to be close to the fort portal golf course where you can go and do some good quality golfing. Wireless internet for you to stay in touch with the world as you relax in this natural pristine inspired hotel.
Low budget size accommodation facilities include the following
Kirumia guest house. Located on the highway to Bundibugyo 10km to sempaya gate in kirumia village, kirumia guest house is your option in case you are travelling on a budget size. The guest house offers comfortable but relatively cheap accommodation to visitors. Other services here include a restaurant that provides mainly local dishes that are well prepared to give that Ugandan taste. Kirumia guest house can also arrange for your activities like chimpanzee trekking, nature walks as its only 100m to the Kirumia trail and the sempaya hot springs trail at an extra fee.
Bumuga camping site. Located about 3km from Sempaya gate, Bumuga camping site is good for low budget size travelers and anyone else who would like to do some camping under the beautiful night skies of Semuliki national park. While at Bumuga camping site you can do self-catering and all you need is to hire the cooking requirements and then you will be good to go but if you aren’t in the mood for self-catering, you can always order for your food to be prepared and brought to your tent.
Semuliki national park UWA bandas. These are accommodation facilities inside the national park that are managed by the park authority, they can host about 21 people in 5 bandas and a camping site for 12 people, these offer accommodations at a relatively cheap price ranging from 40000-82000ugx on a bed and breakfast arrangement.
Besides birding you can still engage in several other Uganda tourist activities while on your Uganda wildlife safari to Semuliki expect to have an exciting Uganda safari adventure as there are numerous Uganda safari attractions in Semuliki national park besides such as the Bambuti people, the hot springs of Sempaya and primates. All these lead to other tourist activities in Semuliki such as nature walks, primate tracking, cultural encounter and many others which will give you a great time in Semuliki park.
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