Historical Sites of Uganda, Sempaya Hot Springs – A Must-See
Sempaya Hot Springs can be found in Semiliki National Park. Attracting hordes of tourists each year, these hot springs have a geyser that shoots up from a hole at really hot temperatures. In fact, the water is so hot you can boil an egg and eat it in ten minutes.
Sempaya Hot Springs water temperature is over 1000°C, twice as hot as most hot springs in the world. If you love a good nature tour, the park does not only offer the hot springs but also hosts primate creatures like grey-checked mangabey, red-tailed monkeys, elephants, chimpanzees, De Brazza’s monkeys and pygmy antelopes
Geographically, the Semiliki River is a miniature version of the Congo River. The forest is home to the Batwa community. This is the group of people in Uganda that are facing extinction and they leave in these parts of the country. Their population has reduced drastically over the years but their way of life is worth learning about. Other ethnic groups living near the park comprise the Bwamba farmers living along the base of Mountain Rwenzori.
If you are a birder, Mungilo waterfall is the ideal destination for you. Some of the most sought-after species of birds include the black dwarf hornbill; shining blue kingfisher and the yellow-throated nicator are found in this place.
This park provides a taste of Central Africa without having to leave Uganda. Do not miss out on a boat trip on Lake Albert.
Semliki is a very dense forest and part of the great Ituri Forest that stretches in the D. R. Congo. It is the only park in Uganda composed primarily of tropical lowland forest. The land is quite flat, creating a startling contrast to the rugged Rwenzori Mountains nearby. Sempaya Hot Springs is a mosaic of different micro habits which provide for a wide diversity of wildlife. The Semliki River is a favoured watering point for many animals resident in the park.
The Sempaya Hot Springs are an amazing part of Uganda’s tourism. It is a site that you need to visit if you are on safari. Do make it a point to add this scenic historical site on your Uganda safari, and above all, contact us for details on how you can visit this amazing painting. One of the best Historical Sites of Uganda.