3 Days Toro Semliki Wildlife Safari in Uganda

Overview

The 3 Days Toro Semliki Wildlife Safari takes you to the famous Semliki Forest in the west of Uganda overlooking the boarder of the Democratic Republic of Congo with great concentration of Congo biome Species of West and Central African origin. The encounter takes you to the Sempaya hot springs where the male and female hot springs exist. The game viewing in Toro-Semliki game reserve is also rewarding.

Safari Highlight

Day 1: Transfer to Semliki National Park. Visit the Amabere g’ Nyninammwiru caves & hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake field

Day 2: Do morning game drive in Toro Semliki Game reserve & visit the Pygmies of Ntandi in the afternoon

Day 3: Do Sempaya nature walk & transfer back to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Semliki National Park. Visit the Amabere g’ Nyninammwiru caves & hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake field en route.

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Semuliki National Park 352km about 7 – 8 hours’ drive from Kampala. You will drive through impressive country side landscapes including the amazing scenery of Mubende Inselbergs. Traverse the rural landscapes of Mpigi, Mityana, Mubende, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo eventually Kabarole districts. Arrive in Fort Portal town for lunch after which you will proceed to the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves an ancient historical breast like features that are geologically stalagmites and stalactites but the locals attach great traditions on them as breasts of Nnyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku an imposed King of the Bachwezi. The laughter cut off her breasts in protest of her father’s denying her to breastfeed her son Ndahura when he threw him in the stream as the foretellers told him that he was a threat to his Kingship. From this heritage site, you will proceed to hike the famous Kyeganywa Hill with series of crater hollows and lakes surrounding it. The hike of somehow challenging and rewarding to undertake as offers great views of the crater fields and the distant views of Rwenzori Mountains. Retreat from the activity and continue on the drive to Semuliki National Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Semliki Safari Lodge (Luxury/Midrange) / Kirumia Guesthouse (Budget/Basic).

Day 2: Do morning game drive in Toro Semliki Game reserve & visit the Pygmies of Ntandi in the afternoon

After an early cup of coffee, embark on the drive in the savannah plains of Tooro Semliki Game reserve with counts of forest and savannah elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, pygmy Hippopotami, Uganda Kob among others present a rewarding game drive. The stretch offers impressive views of the Rwenzori Mountains and the vast landscapes of Semliki Valley dotted with these counts of wild game. From this activity, you will retreat to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you visit the Pygmies of Ntandi in the afternoon to explore into their traditions attend theory musical performance and explore their arts and crafts before retiring for dinner an overnight.

Accommodation: Semliki Safari Lodge (Luxury/Midrange) / Kirumia Guesthouse (Budget/Basic).

Day 3: Do Sempaya nature walk & transfer back to Kampala

After breakfast, undertake a nature walk to the Sempaya hot springs where the male called Bitente and the female Nyansimbi hot springs are located with geyser spouting up to 2m high boiling up to 100 degrees Celsius and beyond . You can boil your plantains and eggs for interesting picnic bites. The scenery is amazing. The jungle around has counts of birds and primates. The walk lasts 2 – 4 hours after which you will embark on the transfer back to Kampala to mark the end of safari

End of safari