Semliki Safari Lodge

About Semliki Safari Lodge

Semliki Safari Lodge is the only lodge in a 500 square kilometre radius in the Western Rift Valley called the Semliki Valley Wildlife Reserve, meaning a massive area of wilderness to explore without interruption from other tourists or vehicles. The experience at Semliki is therefore a truly private experience, in a prime concession area where the diversity in geography, where grassy savannah meets tropical forest, is mirrored by the diversity of species. Here you can find the forest species of Africa, such as forest buffalo and a smaller sub species of leopard, alongside key savannah species such as lion and elephant.

The lodge itself is very high end, but with a traditional safari feel, offering a top quality and truly authentic experience.

The lodge has striking views over the mountains, savannah, forest and the river valley.

Lodge Details


A traditional safari camp with added luxury.


Semliki Safari Lodge is 1 hours drive from Fort Portal, 3 hours from Queen Elizabeth National Park and 5 hours from Kampala. A flight from Entebbe is about 1 hour.

Accommodation & Facilities

There are 10 large canvas tents with traditional thatched roofs, each with its own private veranda and handcrafted 4 poster beds. All are en-suite with roll top baths and hot and cold running water, there is also lots of room for lounging around with cushions piled high on comfy sofas and Persian rugs.

The central, stone built, area has a wonderful living space, great for a sundowner after a game drive. The swimming pool has fantastic views to the blue mountains of the Congo beyond and there is a massage parlour for those really wanting to indulge. The lodge has striking views over the mountains, savannah, forest and the river valley.


Fantastic home-made cuisine and fresh bread is baked daily.


There is an abundance of activities here, as well as chimp tracking, night and day game drives, guided walks and bird watching, fishing and visits to the local Batwa (pygmy) community.

Child Policy

Children allowed.

Responsible Travel

Semliki Safari Lodge work with the Indiana University running research into chimpanzees and the origin of man. The location is ideal for collecting data.

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