Why We Like This Lodge
Secluded and intimate: With only eight tents, guests can expect the utmost privacy, great attention to detail and excellent service.
Luxury and comfort: The lodge has been thoughtfully decorated with chunky furniture, warm fireplaces, hardwood floors, soft pillows and linens for the ultimate comfort and luxury.
Conservation efforts: Semliki Safari Lodge takes an active role in conserving the reserve and supports programmes that benefit and educate the local communities. Guests can get involved in these projects if they wish.
Boat safaris on the Albert Delta: Take to the water for an early morning safari and a chance to observe the endangered shoebill stork in its natural habitat. Semliki operates the best boat safari on Lake Albert.
Semliki Safari Lodge is the only lodge in the Semliki Wildlife Reserve and with a maximum of 18 guests and only eight safari tents, privacy and seclusion are ensured.
The en-suite tents are protected underneath a grass-thatched roof and have beautiful hardwood floors. Double beds, soft linens and pillows, and the (usually) tranquil sounds of the African bush guarantee great night's sleep.
The bathrooms have flush toilets and running water. Hot water is available on request for the large bucket showers.
Private verandas with wonderful views of the natural surroundings and a fresh pot of Ugandan brewed coffee is the best wake-up call before the day's adventures ahead.
When you are not exploring everything the reserve has to offer, you can chill out in the game room, take a cooling swim in the swimming pool or lounge on a sunbed with a drink in hand.
Evenings are well spent swapping stories in the cosy campfire area followed by a candlelit dinner around the communal dining table in the open-plan restaurant overlooking the Mugiri River forest.
Meals and drinks are included except for some expensive brands.
There are several activities to choose from, with the choice of game drives, bush breakfasts, boat trips on Lake Albert, which are perfect for bird enthusiasts.
There are also fantastic nature walks in the surrounding Mugiri River Forest to view primates including black and white colobus monkeys and birds such as the blue turaco.
You can even accompany researchers as they study the chimpanzees in reserve. The population is currently subject of a long-term habituation project.
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