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Planning a safari to Semuliki national park

Planning a safari to Semuliki national park: Located in Bundibugyo western Uganda on the borders with Uganda and DR Congo

Planning a safari to Semuliki national park

Planning a safari to Semuliki national park: Semuliki national park is one of the popular destinations in Uganda. It’s located in Bundibugyo western Uganda on the borders with Uganda and DR Congo. The national park was gazetted in 1993 to protect different attractions of the park among which include 448 butterfly species, 435 bird species, 53 mammals, and 9 primates.

It wouldn’t be surprising that you are looking at Semuliki national park as your next safari destination. In this article, we are going to look at the different steps to help you in planning a successful trip to Semuliki national park. If you are looking at Semuliki national park as your next safari destination then it’s time to know the different things that lead to a successful trip.

Here are different steps to make your safari in Semuliki national park memorable.

Decide when to go

Once you have chosen Semuliki national park as your safari destination, the next step is to decide when to travel. Semuliki national park has two weather seasons which are the dry season and the rainy season.  Most tourists visit Semuliki national park in the dry season (June to September and December to February). It’s because the weather is so good characterized by little rainfall and plenty of sunshine.

During the dry season, the vegetation inside the park is short and scattered with good views of attractions in the park. The forest floors are dry with passable trails which eases the movement of tourists around the park. During the dry season, the skies are clear, lots of sunshine, less rain, and green vegetation which are all good for wildlife photography

Tourists can still visit Semuliki national park in the rainy season from March to May and October to November. They should however know that there is plenty of rainfall and little sunshine within the park. On some days the activities are affected due to heavy rainfall. The walking trails are muddy and slippery at the same time the vegetation is tall with unclear views of some of the attractions of the park.

Read about your destination

Researching about Semuliki national park before traveling there is a great way to increase your excitement level and also improve your knowledge about the park. Tourists can always google Semuliki national park and read different information about the park before traveling there. Reading about Semuliki national park can help you discover some activities or information you didn’t know about the park.

Choose activities to do in Semuliki

While planning a safari to Semuliki national park, you must choose the activities you will be part of to help your tour operator while they are costing. Semuliki national park has different tourist attractions and tourists choose what they love or what they can afford. Tourism activities in Semuliki national park include bird watching, butterfly watching, visiting hot springs, nature walks, chimpanzee trekking, and cultural tours among others.

Look at your safari budget

A safari to Semuliki national park can be budget, mid-range, or luxury and tourists choose what they can afford. While planning a safari to Semuliki national park you should be able to tell your tour operator the budget you have for your safari so that they plan according. Tourists must know that the budget of the safari will always determine the activities to do, the mode of transportation to the park, and the accommodation used.

Look at the number of days to spend on a safari

To explore Semuliki national park you need more than one day therefore if you are planning to have a safari you must look at the number of days. A safari in Semuliki national park need 3 or 4 days and even more if a person is to spend a night or more in the park. 2 days are of travel and other days is where tourists can take part in the different activities organized in the park.

Choose a tour operator

There are so many local tour operators in Uganda that can help tourists have safaris in Semuliki national park. Not every tour operator you see online is a genuine one therefore you need to be careful with whom to work with. To get a good tour operator you can ask friends who have traveled before or you can google and compare reviews.

Africa Adventure Vacations is one of the local tour operators with good tour consultants that can help you have a successful safari in Semuliki national park. We do look at your safari budget, number of days, activities you want to do, accommodation you are to use, and mode of transport you will use then come out with the total cost of the safari.

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