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.