Semuliki Hot Springs

Uganda is endowed with an abundance of destinations. A number of them can be visited all year round without tiring. It is home to Bubbling hot springs , Mountain Gorillas, Birds over 1000,Primates, lions, elephants among others.

The hot springs are a famous attraction in Uganda. They can be visited all year round. Most prominent of them is the  “female hotspring “ which has water bubbling up to about 2 meters high creating a steam cloud at Semuliki National Park.

 

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Female Hot spring

Semuliki also has another hotspring known as the male hotspring that steams all year round but does not bubble up like its counterpart the “female hotspring”.

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Male Hot spring.

Tourists can visit the park any time throughout the year.It is about 390km away form the Ugandan capital Kampala.

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Tourists at the springs can boil eggs that get ready in 8minutes.

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Tourists enjoying  a boiled egg snack.

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You can get a chance to take a photograph of yourself or with fellow travellers near the hot springs.

Semuliki is also famous for birding.441 bird species have been recorded. Species to look for may include, Maxwell’s Black Weaver, Crested Malimbe, Red-bellied Malimbe, Blue-billed malimbe, Black-casqued Wattled Horbill, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Piping Hornbill, Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill, Black Dwarf Hornbill, White-crested Hornbill, , Lemon-bellied Crombec ,Red-rumped Tinkerbird, African Piculet, White-throated Blue Swallow, Yellow-throated Nicator, Leaf-love, Swamp Palm Bulbul ,Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch, Orange-cheeked Waxbill.

Semuliki is also a habitat of primates including the chimpanzee, baboon,grey-cheeked mangabey, black-and-white colobus, Central African red colobus, blue, red-tailed, de Brazza’s, Vervet monkey, and Dent’s mona monkeys.

The batwa people are the natives of Semuliki who have been recently relocated near the park to give way to this wildlife conservation area. They are naturally hunters and had always sought food, medicine, shelter and working tools from the forest. The life style is changing since their relocation.

However they have maintained their folklore stories and dances that are part of their rich cultural history.

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