Semuliki National Park gazated in 1993 is about 6 hours’ drive from Uganda’s capital city Kampala about 400 kilometres. Situated in the county of Bwamba in the district of Bundibugyo in the Western corner of Uganda this park provides a taste of central Africa without leaving Uganda. It is home to the Sempaya Hot springs which are some of the famous attractions of western Uganda. These hot springs bubble up from the depth of Sempaya to demonstrate the powerful subterranean forces that shaped the rift valley since its formation 14 million years. The culture of the area has differentiated the hot springs as they are Semuliki forest was first reserved in 1932 as it was home to mammal species like the Elephants, Buffaloes, pygmy Antelopes, Leopards, Hippos, Civets, Nine species of Duikers, and also some species of butterflies have been recorded.
It is one of Africa’s most ancient bio-diverse forests that survived the ice age and also is home to the pygmy tribe of Bundibugyo whose unique way of living as showcased by their way of life has left visitors in awe. Game drives, hiking, nature walks, birding and cultural encounters as well as the hot springs are the general activities one can participate in while visiting this land of beauty.