Semuliki National Park is one of the less visited national parks in Uganda. If you love to do camping safaris in Uganda, this is one of the best destinations to visit during your holiday.
About Semuliki National Park:
- It was officially launched in October 1993
- The park covers a total area of 219km2 (85sqmi)
- Semuliki National Park is composed of tropical rain forest
- It’s one of the new National Parks in Uganda
- Semuliki National Park, is located in Bwamba County, a remote part of the Bundibugyo District, in the Western Region of Uganda
In Uganda, Camping is among the saving options for travelers on budget trips. Camping in still under- developed in Uganda unlike in other places of the world. Imagine setting up your camp on an island in the middle of a lake or on the rim of a volcano surrounded by forest and watching your neighbors, mostly monkeys, ferreting around you! We don’t recommend simply setting up camp anywhere and urge you to restrict yourself to established camp sites. There are snakes and other wildlife throughout Uganda around and a solitary tent in the middle of nowhere leaves you vulnerable.
In Semuliki National Park, camping is commonly used by travelers on tight budget and Bumaga Campsite is among the popular sites used in Semuliki National Park. Bumaga campsite is situated 2.5kms from Sempaya Hot Spring and managed by Uganda wildlife Authority.
On a serious note, you are required to carry your own camping gear including Sleeping bags, sleeping mats, solar table lamps, mattress, chairs, tables, gas take and burners among others.
While on the camping tours in Semuliki National Park, you can do the following tourist activities to make your safari memorable:
Game drive through the savanna grass land of Semuliki National Park. Sit in the vehicle and drive in the park while viewing animals like elephants, lions, buffaloes and antelopes among others.
Visiting hot springs in Semuliki National Park is incredible! Here you will see hot water coming out of the rock and you can do some experiments like cooking boiled eggs and bananas with hot spring water.
Birding is one of the major activities in Semuliki National park, birders who usually make it to this park get rewarded with some of Africa’s best forest birding, you can as well visit the hot springs like Sempaya and Ntandi where you can get great viewing of the bird like Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill, White-crested Hornbill, Piping Hornbill, Yellow throated Nicator, Great blue and so on.
Other activities in Semuliki National Park includes: Cultural tours, Nature walks and so on.