Semiliki National Park has got great scenery made up of hot springs, tropical forests, Semuliki river meanders with many other ideal attractions. At ‘Mungu Ni Mukubwa’ while in the mountains, the road offers an amazing scenic view of the meandering Semuliki River, fuming hot springs and the tropical rain forests extending up to Ituri forest in DRC. Two Hot springs located in an area of hot mineral encrusted swampland is rich in insects, visible birds, and mammalian life. These two meters jet of hot water (130oC) and a pool (12 m diameter) of oozing boiling water (106oC) can boil food especially eggs in the natural boiler within only ten minutes.
Queen Elizabeth National Park on the other hand has over 100 species of mammals recorded and these include the rare aquatic sitatunga antelope warthogs, giant forest hog, tope, elephant, buffalo, waterbuck, Uganda kob, and leopard. Queen Elizabeth boasts of 10 species of primates which the black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons, blue, red tailed, vervet and L’Hoest’s monkeys and the chimpanzees. There are hippos and crocodile in the Kazinga channel.
Day 1: Drive to Semliki National Park
After breakfast, head to Semliki national park, the park has many habitats ranging from Riparian forests, rain forests to short and high grass savannah. It is also known for its night game drive that reward you with night-time dwellers like leopards , hyenas, cats, the white tailed mongoose and slender mongoose, standard and pennant winged nightjars, and many more which is the only place in Uganda where you can do a spot lit night drive.
Day 2: Semliki Wild Chimpanzee primates Tracking Tour
Have a cup of tea and head into the gorgeous gallery rainforest to track wild chimpanzees. They are usually tracked at dawn or dusk due to the fact that the chimpanzees tend to disappear in the middle of the day. There are also a number of bird species which are found in this charming forest. Retire from the chimp trek and then in the afternoon relax.
Day 3: Game Drive Safari, Queen Elizabeth National Park
Go for the early morning game drive before leaving Semliki Park. Lunch enroute as you head to Queen Elizabeth National Park, the journey take you through the attractive green countryside eventually climbing the Western Rift Valley to Fort Portal then continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park and reach in the late afternoon. Go for a nature walk around the Mweya Peninsula, and spot game like the bush pigs, colobus monkey, Uganda Kob, bush bucks, and many more.
Day 4: Wildlife Tour and Chimpanzee Primate Tracking
Have breakfast and head for a forest walk in the Kyambura gorge to trek for chimpanzees and other primates. Or go for a walk in the Maramagambo forest to track primates. After the walk, go for lunch at the lodge and then for a launch cruise in the afternoon and this will enable you to see a school of hippos, crocodiles, animals roaming on the shores and the different bird species.
Day 5: Transfer Back To Kampala
After having breakfast, with packed lunch, drive back to Kampala and reach in the late afternoon.