Semliki safari lodge at sunsetSemliki safari lodge at sunset

Semliki Safari Lodge

From: $300.00

Semliki Safari Lodge is situated in the Semliki Wildlife Reserve in the heart of the Albertine Rift Valley. Semliki Wildlife Reserve is the oldest protected area in Uganda. Activities include chimpanzee treks to seeing both forest and savanna elephant.


Semliki Safari Lodge

Semliki Safari Lodge is situated in the Albertine Rift Valley. The area is geographically interesting as the mountains have created the perfect forest habitat for an incredibly divers amount of wildlife.

Endangered Chimpanzee, Colobus monkey, Kob, both savanna and forest Elephant are also found here. Shoebills are regularly seen on boat trips on Lake Albert. There is a dry habitat chimpanzee community living in the forest and guests can interact with the chimpanzee researchers.

Semliki Safari Lodge is both intimate and quite secluded. The main lodge sits on a hill overlooking the riverine valley with the Rwenzori  mountains in the distance. A large dining area, couches with stunning views and traditional art are the main features of the lodge. A patio with bar and swimming pool area provides fantastic forest views. This is a great location for relaxing during the hot afternoons. Staff at Semliki are fantastic and pamper guests with great service in a very tranquil environment.

Semliki is open year round and the weather for the most part is idyllic. December to March can be hot and dry while April to June is quite rainy. During July and September it is dry with occasional thunderstorms and October and November bring short but heavy rains. Temperatures are typically warm this close to the Equator but a warm jacket may be necessary for the evenings and early mornings.

Semliki is an excellent location for an intimate African safari in a beautifully mountainous region of Uganda, one we know you love and enjoy.

Read our Country Information for travel to Uganda.

Uganda is home to several areas that are  UNESCO World Heritage Sites, read up about what makes the country so special for your Africa safari.

f you would like to adventure to the Kidepo Valley then look at Apoka Safari LodgeA budget option for Uganda is Mihingo Lodge in Mburo National Park.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Entebbe with KLM, Emirates or Qatar Airways.

Regular scheduled flights take approximately 2 hrs and fly to Semliki Airstrip.

This operates with a minimum of 4 passengers and in cases where the guests are less the minimum they would have to pay for the additional seats. The airstrip is approximately +/- 10 minutes’ drive from the lodge.


Departs Daily at 07:00 arrives 10:05


Departs Daily at 10:20 arrives 11:25


Entebbe to Semliki – One Way USD 283-00

Entebbe to Semliki – Return USD 472-00


Includes / Excludes


  • Full board accommodation
  • Bed night fees
  • Non-premium brand drinks
  • Laundry
  • Sundowner drinks (Excluding premium brands)
  • Local airstrip transfers
  • Daily game activities – drive or walk


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Additional activities
  • Gratuities
  • Park fees (per 24 hours): $35 per adult, $5 children 5 – 15 years old, children under 5 are free.
  • Chimpanzee Research Center visits.


These include:

  • Game drives
  • Game walks
  • Picnics
  • Private dinners
  • Bush breakfasts
  • Special sundowners
  • Birding
  • Chimpanzee Research Project visits
  • Boat trips on Lake Albert


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