Accommodation In Semuliki National Park

The park is surrounded by many safari lodges where you can stay to complete your trip

Accommodation In Semuliki National Park

Accommodation in Semuliki national park- Are you looking where to stay during your safari to Semuliki national park? Semuliki national park is surrounded by many safari lodges where you can stay to complete your trip. A good number of safari lodges have been established in and outside the park including Nyati game lodge, semuliki safari lodge, and hotel vanilla plus many others.  We help you to get where to stay in Semulik national park as we advise you what are the best tourist activities to do in the park-like visiting sempaya hot springs, visiting Batwa communities, nature walks, and many others. Semuliki national park offers you accommodation facilities and safari lodges ranging from Luxury, Mid-range, and budget as explained below;


Semuliki safari lodge is found near Tooro Semuliki game reserve, it is among the best luxury lodges around Semuliki national park and constructed with African design of thatched cottages. It has super friendly management, staff members, delicious food, and comfortable tents. Semuliki safari lodge has a maximum capacity of 18 visitors whom they able to serve with a memorable experience of life in the true wilderness. Visitors at Semuliki safari lodge stay in golden-hued tents with gleaming hardwood floors and staying under canvas is the most romantic and amazing thing on an African safari. As you hear the rain before it comes, you hear different sounds and feeling the wind. The tents are also protected by a thick thatch roof and offer en-suite bathrooms with running water, flush toilets, hot showers, they even brought you tea or coffee in the morning as you sit on your veranda and drink with beautiful views. The lodge has a swimming pool, lounge, restaurant, and bar stocked with all soft drinks.  Activities you can participate in while here are bird watching in the semuliki forest, visiting the sempaya hot spring, and so on.


There is the Uganda Wildlife Authority campsite and Bandas at Bumaga which covering 2.5 kilometers from Sempaya tourism center the starting point for visitors who want to explore the Semuliki forest like the nature walk to sempaya hot springs.  Semuliki national park has enough place for those who are interested in camping but you have to carry your camping gear. Meals at this lodge can be prepared on order and they also hire the catering equipment for those who want to do self-catering while at Semuliki national park. A small minibar is available at a campsite with all soft drinks. While staying at UWA Bandas, you have a big chance to see primates like a red-tailed monkey, vervet monkey, black and white colobus monkey and baboons, mammals such as forest elephants, and a lot of bird species.


This lodge is found in the Semuliki wildlife reserve near the shores of Lake Albert. Nyati game lodge is best for tourists who are looking for a luxury tented camp. It is styled in Africa architecture with an exciting set of stone canvas outsides and attractive wooden floors, windows that allows cool breezes, and beautiful views of Lake Albert. The lodge is best for relaxation before and after your safari experience and they serve bush dinners and bush breakfasts to make sure that get an amazing experience on your trip to Semuliki national park. Nyati game lodge also offers 5 luxury tents which good for wild lovers, honeymooners, and adventure visitors, on a twin basis, and a restaurant with a bar stocked with all types of drinks. They have comfortable en-suite bedrooms, complimentary coffee or tea, and toiletries. While staying at Nyati game lodge, you will enjoy the beautiful views of the savannah, and see a lot of primates, countless bird species, and forest elephants, leopards, buffaloes, crocodiles, and others.


The hotel is found in Bundibugyo town and best for tourists who are looking for budget accommodation to complete their trip at Semuliki national park. It has 7 clean rooms with showers, local restaurants with delicious food, a bar which is stocked with all kinds of drinks. While staying at hotel vanilla, you have a big chance to see a lot of bird species, primates like olive baboons, red-tailed monkeys, and a black and white monkey or you can visit sempaya hot springs and among others.

How to reach Semuliki wildlife reserve.

Semuliki national park is located in southwestern Uganda in Bundibugyo district, it can be accessed by road on 2 routes, especially if you’re coming from Kampala city, and 4WD vehicles are best for both routes.

Route 1:  Kampala-Fort Portal via Mubende is the shortest route than route 2 which covering over 180kilomaters and takes about 4-5 hours drive.

Route 2: you may use Kampala-Masaka via Mbarara and Kasese. It takes 465 kilometers and 7-8 hours.  The route is longer but it gives you a chance to visit other places along the way like Lake Mburo national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, and others.

After visiting Semuliki national park, go to other western tourist destinations in Uganda such as Queen Elizabeth national park for wildlife viewing, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for mountain gorilla trekking, Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee tracking, and the rare golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga gorilla national park. Or visit Rwenzori mountains national park for the most trending hiking experience in Africa and among others.

You can also extend your trip from Semuliki to other East African travel destinations such as Zanzibar, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and DR Congo.

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