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 grassland, savannah, forest and wetland habitats.
The fauna is correspondingly diverse: Uganda kob is the commonest large mammal, but there are also forest elephant, chimpanzees, buffalo, leopard and various monkeys and antelope.
Of the 400 bird species recorded, the shoebill stork is regularly seen at close quarters on Lake Albert.
500 sq km
In the west, near Fort Portal.
Follow the road towards Semliki National Park for 30km, then take a right turn which after about 35km leads to the lodge.
What to do
Game drives, guided walks and boat trips on Lake Albert can be arranged from the lodge.
When to visit
Any time of year.
Where to stay
There is an excellent upmarket lodge, but no other accommodation.