Staying at Semliki is like stepping back in time. It evokes the spirit of the old explorers, it piques curiosity and inspires discovery.
Semliki is secluded and intimate. With a maximum of 18 guests we promise excellent service and attention to detail…and an unforgettable experience.
Our guests stay in golden-hued tents with gleaming hardwood floors. Staying under canvas is one of the most romantic and exciting things to do in on safari in Africa. You hear the sounds, you feel the wind, you smell the rain before it comes. But this isn’t roughing it either: the tents are protected by a thick thatch roof and feature en-suite bathrooms with running water, hot showers, flush toilets and some even have outdoor bathtubs. Tea or coffee is brought to you in the morning so you can lie in bed or sit on your veranda and drink in the view before the day begins.
Thatch roof protected tents
boat on lake albert
Tea and coffee in bed
vintage Land Rovers
The main lodge – with its soaring thatched roof – is where our guests gather round the chunky dining tables or sprawl in the comfy armchairs and sofas telling stories and sharing experiences. Lit by lanterns and open to the elements on one side, at Semliki you really feel like you are touching the wild. Get out and walk – there are miles of trails cut through the riverine forests that crisscross the savanna,or take a private boat into the shallows of Lake Albert to see some of the regions most spectacular birdlife.
Go chimpanzee tracking – we helped launch the Semliki Chimpanzee Research Project. Have a chat with the resident chimp researcher and learn about evolution and bipedalism. Come and explore. Come and allow your senses leeway. Come and stay awhile.
Small and intimate
Active conservation programme
Active community participation
BIRDS: 34+ endemic species
Trips on Lake Albert to see the Shoebill
Chimpanzee research project
Knowledgeable guides on hand
Uganda’s first protected area