Luxury accommodation in Semuliki National Park: To begin with, this park sprawls across the floor of the Semuliki Valley on the remote, Western side of the Rwenzori. The Park is dominated by the Easternmost extension of the great Ituri Forest of the Congo Basin. This is one of Africa’s most ancient and bio-diverse forests; one of the few to survive the last ice age, 12-18,000 years ago.
The Semuliki Valley contains numerous features associated with Central rather than Eastern Africa. For instance there are grass thatched huts which are shaded by West African oil palms. Additionally, there is the Semliki River (which forms the international boundary). Also, there lies the forest which is home to numerous Central African wildlife species. More to that, we find the local population there which includes a Batwa pygmy community that originated from the Ituri. As a result, this park provides a taste of Central Africa without having to leave Uganda.
There are amazing luxury accommodation facilities in the park, for instance;
Semuliki Safari Lodge
A Luxury accommodation in Semuliki National Park. Semuliki safari lodge offers a pristine environment and superlative feeling of the wilderness. This is because it is well situated in the tropical forests of Semliki National Park. It also offers wonderful views of Congo’s Blue Mountains.
The lodge has several luxury tents that are built with local materials which expresses its African beauty.
Since it is the only lodge in an area of about 500 sq. km, it offers a truly private wilderness experience.
Some of the facilities in the lodge include:
- a bar
- hot showers
- comfortable sofas
- a lounge area
- a reading area
- a swimming pool.
Additionally, the staff can bring food and breakfast to the room, comprising of delicious local and international cuisines.
The lodge helps run a chimpanzee research project in collaboration with Indiana University. Residents can, therefore, have an opportunity of visiting the researchers and learning about the process of habituating chimpanzees. On top of that, one can study about how their lifestyle relates with the evolution of man.
Semuliki safari Lodge can only accommodate a maximum of 18 guests in the beautiful comfortable thatched tents.
This lodge is not directly located in Semuliki National park (40km/1 hour’s drive) but can give a resting place as you link to your safaris in Semuliki park. Kyaninga Lodge is a luxury accommodation located at the backdrop of stunning Rwenzori mountains just at the edge of crater lake Kyaninga.
With regard to accommodation, Kyaninga Lodge consists of 8 cottages with;
- platforms and walkways at an elevation
- raised walkways
- solar lighting
- hot and cold safe drinking water
- two-family cottages with space to accommodate the child and double /twin beds.
Facilities that you can enjoy while staying at Kyaninga lodge include;
- a restaurant
- two raised galleries
- swimming pool
- two lounges on the main building overlooking Kyaninga lake
- double-sided fireplace
Ntoroko Game Lodge
This accommodation lodge is also constructed at the Semuliki Wildlife reserve near Lake Albert. The lodge has comfortable tents that are next to the beautiful and unspoiled sandy beaches of Lake Albert.
Ntoroko Game Lodge is appropriate for guests on nuptial vacation and desire privacy. More to that, the lodge has gorgeous wooden floors and modish stone exteriors with great overlooking of Lake Albert.
There are both single and double rooms which have fans, a safe, hairdryers, heaters, and private balconies.
The rooms are comfortable with en-suite bathrooms, flush toilets, hand dryers, fans, toiletries, safes and are positioned with a great view of gardens and the lake. The rooms have beds of all sizes such as king beds, queen beds, twin beds, double beds among others. The meals and the dining area in this lodge are exceptional.