Toro – Semliki Wildlife Reserve

The Tooro Semliki Wildlife Reserve lies close to the western border of Uganda. The nearest town to the Tooro Semliki wildlife reserve is Fort Portal, which is situated approximately 33 km south of the reserve. This wildlife reserve sits on majority of the western Rift Valley landscape inbetween Lake Albert and the famous Rwenzori Mountains which are considered 2 of the various unique features that border the reserve. The Tooro Semliki wildlife reserve is a very important piece in the Uganda tourism industry.


Southwest of the the Tooro Semliki Wildlife Reserve are the 3rd highest elevated mountains in Africa, none other than the Rwenzori Mountains. North to the reserve is the famous Lake Albert, the furthest-north of the so called great rift lakes. Appearing as one of the few spots where the extinct shoebill bird can be found, Lake Albert is a great destination for birding tours in Uganda. West of the reserve is the broad Congolese rainforest that contains one of the richest, most extinct species reservoirs in the world and one of the planet’s biggest covers of the un-logged forest.

Due to the fact that it’s just next to the Rwenzori Mountains, it’s possible for tourists on safaris to Uganda to extend their Uganda safari to Tooro – Semliki wildlife reserve and carry out a few activities like birding, wildlife viewing and more depending on the preference on the drafted safari itinerary and requests from Ugandan tourists.


The location of the nature-blessed Tooro Semliki wildlife reserve is right at the junction of so many extinct habitats and tropical rainforest on the shores of Lake Albert. The beautiful escarpment ecotone that lies far-east of the Tooro Semliki wildlife reserve, the Rwenzoris in the south, not forgetting the grassland at the the core of the reserve totals up for an abundant and extinct population and species of birds that are claimed to exceed four-hundred species.

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