Toro - Semliki Wildlife Reserve.

Semliki Wildlife Reserve

Formerly called The Toro Game Reserve, this large reserve abutting Lake Albert and the northern base of the Rwenzoris is a rich mosaic of the grassland, savannah, forest and wetland habitats. The fauna is correspondingly diverse.

Uganda kob is the commonest large mammal, but there are also forest elephants, chimpanzees, buffalo, leopard and various monkeys and antelope. Of the 400 bird species recorded, the shoebill stork is regularly seen at the close quarters on Lake Albert.

Summary

Size: It is approximately 558 sq km.

Location: In the west, near Fort Portal.

How to get there: Follow the road towards Semuliki National Park for 30km, then take a right turn which after about 35km leads to the lodge.

When to visit: Any time of year.

What to do: Game drives, guided walks and boat trips on Lake Albert can be arranged from the lodge.

Where to stay: There is an excellent up market lodge, but no other accommodation.

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