Semuliki National Park Uganda




3 days


Semuliki is home to 40% of Uganda’s total bird species and 66% (216) of the country’s forest bird species hence the name; the birder`s paradise. 46 Guinea-Congo biome species are found nowhere else in East Africa while another 35 can be seen in only two or three other places in Uganda. Species to look out for here include the Nkulengu Rail, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Piping Hornbill, Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill, Black Dwarf Hornbill, White-crested Hornbill, Black-casqued Wattled Hornbill, Red-rumped Tinkerbird, African Piculet, White-throated Blue Swallow, Yellow-throated Nicator, Leaf-love, Swamp Palm Bulbul, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Maxwell’s Black Weaver, Crested Malimbe, Red-bellied Malimbe, Blue-billed malimbe, Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch, Orange-cheeked Waxbill.


Day 1: Travel to Semliki

Day 2: Birding Semliki 

Day 3: Departure 


  • Park fees
  • Return Transport 
  • All activities (Unless labelled as optional)
  • Accommodation according to itinerary 
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle 
  • International flights 
  • Visa Fees 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Tips
  • Personal Purchases (souvenirs, drinks, etc.)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Day by Day

Our representative will pick you up from the hotel and proceed to Semliki National park located in western Uganda, 59km from Fort Portal town. There we will be a brief stop at Mubende and Fort Portal Town. 

Journey: +7 hrs  

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Semliki UWA Bandas/ Midrange: Ntoroko Game Lodge / Luxury: Semliki Safari Lodge

Early in the morning, we take on the Kirumia trail for our whole day birding experience. We look out for several predominantly Central African species which cannot be found anywhere else in East Africa yet are some of the continent’s most spectacular and sought-after birds such as; Long-tailed Hawk, Congo Serpent Eagle, Lyre-tailed Honeyguide, Black-casqued Wattled Hornbill, the Nkulengu Rail, and other species; Blue Swallow, White-throated Swallow, Swamp Palm Bulbul, Spotted Greenbul, White-starred Robin, Lowland Akalat, Red-throated Alethe, Fire-crested Alethe, Snowy-headed Robin-Chat, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat, Red-eyed Puffback, White-tailed Robin-Chat, Northern Bearded Scrub-Robin, Capped Wheatear, Common Stonechat, Abyssinian Ground-Thrush, Oberlaender’s Ground-Thrush, Grey Ground-Thrush, Little Grey Greenbul, Toro Olive Greenbul, Mountain Greenbul, Yellow-throated Nicator, Western Nicator, just to mention but a few.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Semliki UWA Bandas/ Midrange: Ntoroko Game Lodge / Luxury: Semliki Safari Lodge

After breakfast, set out and visit the Sempaya hot springs. These springs have a geyser that shoots up from the 8 meters hole, and the water is at a high temperature. This is the largest hot spring in Uganda. Continue to Kampala or Entebbe. End of Tour.

Journey: +7 hrs   

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Not included 


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