Uganda Safari Lodges to Stay In While On a Uganda Safari to Semuliki National Park.

Uganda Safari Lodges to Stay In While On a Uganda Safari to Semuliki National Park.

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 lodgesmid 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 ParkIt 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.

semuliki safari lodge

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.

kyaninga lodge

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.

mountains of the moon

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.

Would you like to visit Semuliki? You can freely check out some our our website which ultimately gives you a preview of some of our safaris in Uganda  packages that have been designed to lead you on an adventure to various parts of the country giving you unlimited access to the best of Africa safari attractions in Uganda. Our Uganda gorilla safaris packages that have been feature here are designed to give you an encounter with the magical gorillas as the major attraction while Uganda wildlife safari packages cater for those that are interested in epic Uganda savanna wildlife as well as our fascinating and quite interesting culture birds and gorillas if you need them to be included.


Regardless of your intended length of stay in Uganda for a Uganda wildlife tour or Uganda gorilla tour experience, we’ve got you covered with our wide range of packages which include short Uganda wildlife safaris, these run from as low 2 days Uganda safari to Lake Mburo or 2 days Uganda wildlife tour to Queen Elizabeth. our  Long Uganda wildlife safaris, start from  7 days to and run to as long as 18 days even more depending on your choice of number of days you intend to spend while traversing this pristine Pearl of Africa.

For those on a  gorilla safari in Uganda adventure, we have short Uganda gorilla tours these run from 3 days Uganda gorilla safari to Bwindi or a 4 days Bwindi gorilla safari and wildlife to Queen Elizabeth to long gorilla trekking Uganda tours that go to start from 6 days to 18 days for example 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari with chimpanzees. You can also try out our other signature Africa safaris that run through other Africa destinations such as Rwanda, Congo, Kenya and Tanzania and these include Rwanda gorilla safaris and these feature short Rwanda gorilla safaris as well as Long Rwanda gorilla safaris. Kenya wildlife safaris also feature both short Kenya wildlife safaris and Long Kenya wildlife safaris. Tanzania wildlife safaris and Congo gorilla and wildlife safaris have also been featured on this website.

Here are some of the best Uganda safari packages

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys / 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour and Golden Monkeys in Bwindi

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys / 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour and Golden Monkeys in Bwindi

Overview of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys / 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour and Golden Monkeys in Bwindi

This 4 days Uganda gorilla tour features an encounter with the spectacular gorillas of Bwindi and also an encounter with the absolutely magical golden monkeys during your short Uganda tour to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda is one of the pristine jungles of east Africa that has been around for over 30000 years making it one of the few natural landmarks on the planets that managed to survive the last ice age. A Uganda safari tour to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park gives you a unique opportunity to meet several unique wildlife species as it is home to wide biodiversity of wildlife including 120 mammal species of which 10 are primate species 27 lizard and gecko species, 350 bird species with 23 Albertine rift endemics and 220 butterflies species.

Highlights of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys / 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour and Golden Monkeys in Bwindi

Day 1 of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi

Day 2 of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys: Engage in a gorilla trekking tour and a Batwa cultural experience

Day 3 of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys: Enjoy a golden monkey trekking experience

Day 4 of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys: Return to Kampala.

Detailed itinerary of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys / 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour and Golden Monkeys in Bwindi

Day 1 of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys: On the first day of this incredible 4-day Uganda gorilla tour involves transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Kampala- Masaka -Mbarara- Kanungu highway. This is a fascinating gorilla trekking safari Uganda journey as it comes with numerous road sightings as well as road stops. As you set off on this journey to remember which is done in any of our wide fleet of safari cars such a 4×4 luxury safari land cruisers for hire in Uganda, 4×4 safari vans for hire in Uganda and super customs for hire in Uganda. Enjoy an incredible stop at Lukaya roadside market where you the safari van gets surrounded by several market vendors holding numerous goodies like Uganda’s tastiest KFC –freshly roasted chicken on sticks, a wide variety of Uganda’s pure and organic fruits that will give you the ultimate taste of Uganda’s goodness. All these vendors have one goal in mind and that is to make an effort to persuade you to buy any of these goodies from them. From here, proceed with your tour Uganda journey to Mbarara, where you get to have another journey stop for a traditional luncheon. Enjoy the rest of your safari Uganda journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park and have a relaxed evening all to your self while appreciating the impeccably beautiful views of this tropical jungle wilderness on this epic Uganda safaris tours to Bwindi impenetrable jungle.


Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge/ Mahongany Springs Camp/Silver Buck Lodge.

Mid-range: Icumbi Gorilla Lodge/ Gift of Nature Lodge/ Nkuringo Safar Lodge

Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/ Conservation Through Public Health/ Ruhija Community Camp.

Day 2 of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys: Wake up on the second day of this short Uganda gorilla tour to listen to the beautiful songs of nature composed by nature’s best singers the birds that are found in this beautiful jungle. Have an early morning breakfast at 06:30hrs. With your packed lunch, transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about dos and don’ts about this entire gorilla trekking Uganda experience and this lasts for only about 30 minutes, you also get assigned to a particular gorilla family to track as well as a ranger to lead you on this magical Uganda gorilla tour experience. After the briefing, you get to start the most memorable tracking experience of a lifetime which will engage all your senses from sight as you get to see a multitude of attractions here like birds, reptiles, primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, chimpanzees. On locating the tracked gorilla family, you will be surprised at how gentle our close relatives are, as they may even shy away from you on direct approach. You should come along with a camera so as to have this hour with the gorilla documented forever. At the end of your hour, the guide will cut short your reunion with our dear close relatives and you will start your journey back to the starting point where you will be awarded a tracking certificate and that bring your short Uganda gorilla safari in Bwindi to an end. After this short gorilla safaris Uganda experience, transfer to the Batwa community and you’re in for an epic Uganda cultural safari encounter of a lifetime as you get to meet the original custodians of these forests who have lived in these forests for over a 1000years while cohabiting peacefully with the wild dwellers of these forests. During this cultural experience, you have an opportunity to the Batwa herbalists who provide native herbs to the locals as a remedy to ailments. Climax this cultural encounter with a sounding performance form the Batwa which is really exciting and when you feel the music appealing, join the locals and groove to this African beat. From here transfer to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Luxury: Mount Gahinga Lodge

Mid Range: Travellers Rest Kisoro, Tourist Hotel Kisoro, Lake Chahafi Resort

Budget: Amajembere Iwacu Community Camp, Golden Monkey Guest House, Countryside Guest House

Intimately tied to the mountains and forests, the Batwa used to perform daily dances in honor of their land. Entering their previous home, men perform a welcoming dance.

Day 3 of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys: Day 3 begins with an early morning breakfast then transfer to the park centre, have a short briefing, then you are in for a thrilling encounter with the golden monkeys as you get to engage in a golden monkey trekking experience. On meeting these shy but beautiful creatures, you have an hour to observe these magical beings after which you get to trek back to the park centre. Transfer to your already pre-booked lodge and have lunch. after this lunch journey to Lake Bunyonyi and enjoy a relaxing evening boat cruise on the tranquil waters of this magical lake which is the 2nd deepest lake on the continent with a jaw-dropping depth of 900m. This boat cruise also allows you to visit some of the islands that have a rich history such as Akampene or the punishment island- which was used as a prison for girls who had gotten pregnant before marriage as this an abomination among the Bakiga people who live around this lake. Transfer to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

Mid-range: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort, Lake Bunyonyi Eco Lodge, Arcadia Lodge Kabale, Bunyonyi Overland Resort.

Budget: Byona Magara Island Retreat

Day 4 of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys: This day is quite relaxed as you get to wake up a bit late at 08:00 am. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee with an array of crunchy bites then check out of the lodge and embark on a return journey back to Kampala. Have a lunch stop in Mbarara then another road stop in Kayabwe for the equator experience after which you get to enjoy the rest of your journey back to Kampala or Entebbe for a flight back home.

Uganda is a land gifted with a wide biodiversity which includes numerous wild savanna mammals, primates, a beautiful landscape, forests and birds. Uganda is home close to 1069 bird species which constitute over 50% of all bird species in east Africa, 30% of the bird species on the African continent and close to 10 % of all bird species on the planet. In case you would like to have an encounter with several of these birds visit Uganda again for a special Uganda birding safari. This bird watching safari gives you an opportunity to visit some of Uganda’s birding destinations such as Semuliki National Park Uganda. Semuliki National Park has over 441bird species with many Congo biome endemic species as well as Albertine rift endemics. On your safari tour to Semuliki National Park you are free to choose to lodge in of the Uganda safari accommodations in Semuliki National Park Uganda such as Semuliki Safari Lodge, Ntoroko Game Lodge, Mountains Of The Moon, Kirumia Guest House And Bumuga Campsite. Getting to Semuliki national park is possible by both road and air transport. Using road transport, Semuliki National Park is 360km away from Kampala while a flight to Semuliki National Park lasts for about 3 hours from Entebbe international airport.

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