East Africa 2012

7½ months - with Melanie - Toyota Hiace 4x4 van

Semuliki Wildlife Reserve

September 22, 2012  —  Uganda
Semuliki Wildlife Reserve - Uganda

Before getting to the reserve, there was a superb viewpoint on the Semuliki Forest. The forest extends from the left of the road up to Congo.

We didn't do a game drive in the reserve, but we crossed it on a public road going to the Ntokoro Village. This road can be followed without paying the high fees typical of East African parks. One can see as many animals from that road than on private roads in the reserve proper. This park is seldom visited and therefore there are only a few tracks for watching wildlife and animals are very shy.

Semuliki Wildlife Reserve - Uganda
Typical landscape.
Semuliki Wildlife Reserve - Uganda
Uganda Kob.
Semuliki Wildlife Reserve - Uganda
Uganda Kob.
Semuliki Wildlife Reserve - Uganda
Palm-nut Vulture.
Semuliki Wildlife Reserve - Uganda
Baboon.
Semuliki Wildlife Reserve - Uganda
Coconut palm tree.
Semuliki Wildlife Reserve - Uganda
Warthog.
Semuliki Wildlife Reserve - Uganda
Abyssinian Ground Hornbill.
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On lake Albert.

Ntokoro is an enclave in the reserve on the shore of Lake Albert. This village is my winner for the dirtiest village I have seen in Africa until now.

Semuliki Wildlife Reserve - Uganda
Preparing nets.
Semuliki Wildlife Reserve - Uganda
Trash in the village.
Semuliki Wildlife Reserve - Uganda
Living surrounded by trash.
Semuliki Wildlife Reserve - Uganda
She must be wondering what I am shooting.
Semuliki Wildlife Reserve - Uganda
A huge baboon is searching a trash bag.
Semuliki Wildlife Reserve - Uganda
Old army bunker, converted in a house.