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Hippo In Semuliki
Hippo In Semuliki
Verdant valley views from unspoilt rainforest

Semuliki National Park

Established in 1993, Semuliki National Park is Uganda’s newest. It’s also the only true tract of lowland tropical rainforest in eastern Africa, rife with bubbling hot springs and biodiversity. Established in 1993, Semuliki National Park is Uganda’s newest. It’s also the only true tract of lowland tropical rainforest in eastern Africa, rife with bubbling hot springs and biodiversity.
Why Semuliki?
The woodlands of Semuliki National Park are amongst the most ancient and biodiverse on the continent. Steaming hot springs nourish lush vegetation and while they’re too hot for direct contact at the source, you can hike through the forest and cook a plantain in the boiling waters as a snack.

As you might expect from a rainforest, Semuliki attracts huge numbers of birds. Hundreds of species of endemic and migratory birds can be found in the forest, including rare Nkulengu rail, yellow-throated cuckoo and piping hornbill. Semuliki is also a valuable region for cultural connections – Batwa hunter-gatherer communities live around the perimeter of the park and visitors are invited to take part in music and dance performances.
  • Only authentic tract of lowland tropical rainforest in eastern Africa.
  • Ancient and biodiverse ecosystem.
  • Natural hot springs.
  • Cultural connections with Batwa communities.
  • Good for birdwatching.
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