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Bughendera, Uganda

Semliki Safari Lodge

Nestled in Uganda's Semliki Valley Wildlife Reserve, is a one-of-a-kind safari lodge.  

Located in the Ugandan Semliki valley wildlife reserve, the Semliki Safari Lodge is in the Western Rift Valley, with over 500 sq. km of wilderness. The lodge is remote enough for a truly wild experience and yet, known for the best ‘lodge food in Uganda’.

The main house is an open concept, built out of local materials, and wood. Guest lodgings are luxury tents with permanent thatched roofs, attached bathrooms with stunning panoramic views from the private veranda. With a maximum of 18 guests, Semliki Safari Lodge promises a secluded and intimate experience.

The forest surrounding the lodge provides beautiful morning views of baboon, monkey, buffalo, kob, hyena, forest elephant and hundreds of bird species. Day and evening forest walks as well as guided wildlife drives are a pleasant way to see wildlife. Guests return to high-end food prepared from vegetables grown on the lodge grounds as well as local Fort Portal foods. In an effort to generate minimal waste via an active recycling program, the lodge uses solar-powered lanterns/lamps. 

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Enjoy the evening sunsets with a gin and tonic at the lodge's spectacular swimming pool facing the forest. Arrange a trip with the lodge management to Ntoroko, the border fishing village to get a glimpse of life in a traditional Ugandan border town.