semuliki national park

Semuliki National Park

Semuliki is a very dense forest and part of the great Ituri Forest that stretches in the DR. 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. There are a number of natural hot springs in the area, which attract large numbers of wetland birds, and supply salt for other animals.

Semliki Valley National Park is bursting with fascinating jungle life featuring rainforest vegetation, Palm Trees, primates like Mangabeys and Blue Monkeys, mammals such as forest buffaloes, elephants, sitatungas, leopards, pygmy hippopotamus, as well as many different types of bird species.

This is a birdwatcher’s paradise with birds like the Hornbills, Honey guides Palm nut Vultures, blue-breasted kingfisher, red rumped and yellow – throated tinker bird and Frasier’s ant thrush. There are 8 species of primates roughly 400 species of bird, and almost 300 species of butterflies.