|Scenic drive:||Semliki Scenic Drive|
|Location:||Africa > Uganda > Fort Portal|
The Scenic Drive
What should we know?
|Name in local script:||Add Data|
|Also known as:||Add Data|
|Environment type:||forest, lakes, mountains, savannah|
|Location type:||town, village|
What can we see or do there?
|Shops:||Andrew and Brothers Supermarket|
How long should it take us?
|Average time taken:||6 hours|
How can we get in contact?
|Country calling code:||256|
What are the numbers and averages?
|Number of locations visited:||2|
|Number of attractions visited:||2|
|If you’ve got your own wheels (preferably a 4×4) and a morning or afternoon to space, this drive out of Fort Portal towards the Congolese border is well worth it to really get a feel for what’s going on in the surrounding countryside. And not only are there impressive views all along the way, but you’ll be able to do a small spot of safariing too. Just don’t risk the ‘Old Itojo Road’, or if you do be well prepared!|
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|There is no charge to drive along the main road through the Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve or beside the Semliki National Park, and although game viewing here is nothing spectacular, it is certainly worth your time if you’re on a bit of a budget.|
|Don’t plan on spending long at Ntoroko village on Lake Albert. We found this to be a very ramshackle and polluted place devoid of any real facilities.|
|There is a shortcut you can take about 10km beyond Karugutu that is recommended by guidebooks. It involves turning off onto the ‘Itojo Old Road’ and cutting through to Sempaya. As a word of warning, we tried this route and got half way (7km) before getting blocked by a felled tree. This ‘road’ was more of a wide and wet hiking track with occasional steep drops and barely enough space to turn around. Needless to say, it is probably quite easy to get stuck trying out this scenic but very wild ‘shortcut’.|
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