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Safaris in Kibale National Park & Semliki Wildlife Reserve

On the western border of Uganda, Semliki Wildlife Reserve protects 85 square miles of lush rainforest and low lying wetland. A little further east, Kibale National Park is packed with beautiful crater lakes and plantations and offers some of Uganda's best chimpanzee encounters.

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Overview

With a climate and landscapes more akin to Central Africa, Semliki Wildlife Reserve is home to a selection of incredibly rare species seen nowhere else in Uganda; these include the fascinating Water Chevotain Deer and Pygmy Antelope.

Visit this lesser explored region and take various nature walks through the forest, cruise around Lake Albert - which lies at the north of the area - and even visit a hot spring. The popular Sempaya Hot Springs are accessed via a short guided walk and are a fascinating spectacle, with boiling water spraying up to two metres in the air.

Moving onto Kibale National Park is a likely highlight of any trip to Uganda, for both the scenery and the wildlife. The chimpanzee treks here are notoriously good and see visitors taking part in either short morning or afternoon treks, or full day 'nest-to-nest' habituation programmes, where you track the chimps as they make their nest for that night. Aside from the chimps, other great wildlife spots here are black and white colobus, red tailed monkey or grey cheeked mangabey.

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Kibale National Park & Semliki Wildlife Reserve
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A Note on Price

All of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like when in the year you will be travelling, how far in advance you book, the class of flights included and the level of accommodation you choose. The guide prices shown across this website are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip.

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