Visit Ntoroko Fishing Village

The fishing village has many tourist attractions

Visit Ntoroko Fishing Village In Semuliki National Park

Ntoroko Fishing Village In Semuliki National Park is found in western parts of Uganda towards the slopes of the western arm of the African Great Rift Valley and it is the best place to see the unique shoebill. This small fishing village is positioned on the base of the western Rift valley along the shores of Lake Albert on the southeastern sides of the Bundibugyo district.

Tourist activities at Ntoroko fishing village

Fishing and bird watching are the most trending tourist activities at Ntoroko fishing village.  This is the best place for bird lovers with bird species like the unique shoebill one of the rare birds to spot in the entire world, some few migratory bird species from Europe starting in September and October every year and leave from February and March and such birds are the white-winged black terns and among others. During your birding safari at Ntoroko fishing village, on a clear day, you can see 5-8 shoebills when they are looking for fish and frogs. Other places in Uganda where you can see the unique shoebill are the Mabamba swamps along with the Entebbe landing site on Lake Victoria and in Murchison falls national park.

Ntoroko fishing village is now known by most of the tourists because of its species and fishing activity. Fishing activity at Ntoroko is carried out by the local members around Ntoroko village. The community members at Ntoroko village depend on fishing and it is their major economic activity. They use different fishing methods to catch fish especially the traditional methods. Fish on the Ntoroko landing site are caught with plank canoes and to a lesser extent, fiberglass boats and some dugout canoes.  Traditional methods such as mosquito nets, traps, and baskets are also used. The common equipment used are lift-nets, gill nets,  scoop-nets used in light fishing, hook and line gear and Tilapia and silverfish are the most caught fish as well as Sprat locally known as “Enkejje”

Other tourist attractions visitors can participate in at this village are boat trip, nature walks, community walk around the village and get a chance to learn more about the different types of fish in the village, preservation methods,  the traditional fishing methods and among others.

When you visit Ntoroko fishing village, you will be contributed to the improvement of standards of living to the local people.

Where to stay while on a trip to Ntoroko fishing village.

Several safari lodges have been established in and around Semuliki national park where you can spend a night to complete your trip at Ntoroko fishing villages and these include.  Semuliki safari lodge is best for tourists who looking for a luxury lodge. it offers a restaurant with a bar stocked with all types of drinks, lounge and swimming pool, and many more, or you can rest from Nyati game lodge, it serves bush breakfasts or bush dinner to ensure you have a unique experience visiting Ntoroko fishing village.

Ntoroko fishing village has many tourist attractions but you can also visit other attractions around including Toro-Semuliki wildlife reserve, you can visit River Wasa and Muzizi, you go to semuliki national park for the famous Sempaya hot springs.

How to reach Semuliki national park for a visit to Ntoroko fishing village?

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 for nature walks, plan a visit to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for gorilla trekking where you will get a chance to explore more about these shy primates, Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee tracking, Mgahinga gorilla national park for tracking the rare golden monkey. Or visit the majestic Rwenzori Mountains for the most trending hiking experience in Africa and many other national parks.

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