Semliki National Park

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Semliki National Park

Semliki National Park lies 220kms along the border of Uganda and DR-Congo and follows the Semliki River, within the Western arm of the Albertine Rift Valley to the North of the Rwenzori Mountains, the altitude is on average 700 meters above sea level.

Previously known as Bwamba Forest, Semliki National Park was gazetted in 1993 and its name often crops up in old ornithological literature as it protects a practically unspoilt 220km² tract of rainforest.

Bounded to the northwest by the Semliki River as it runs along the Congolese border into Lake Albert, and to the southeast by the surfaced main road connecting Fort Portal to Bundibugyo forms an ecological continuum with the Ituri Forest, which extends eastward for more than 500km to the Congo River, and it supports a wealth of wildlife unknown from elsewhere in East Africa.


There are 336 tree species recorded, of which 24 are restricted to this park like Isolana congolana and Ejacis guineesis. 435 Bird species with at least 40 of them are found nowhere else in Uganda, 63 mammals like Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Flying Squirrels, Pygmy Antelope and six types of Bats, 9 primates including chimpanzees, Blue Monkey, Vervet Monkeys, Baboon and at least 374 species of Butterflies.

 Activities and Attractions

Natural Walk from the head quarter of Sempaya Gate down to the river Semliki, enjoying Bird Watching, Butterflies, Flowers and Trees, Moreover, there are two hot springs one male and one female, situated in a tract of hot mineral encrusted Swampland, where visitors see a jet of hot water and a pool of boiling water.

Uganda Bird watching Safaris

Uganda is well known as the best African birding watching destination, also Uganda has a diversity of bird species that are not spotted anywhere else in Africa, Uganda also is the only country in African with many bird watching destinations in Africa which have made Uganda as birding paradise in the whole world. Uganda has more than 1010 bird species which is more reason for anyone to come and enjoy Uganda bird watching safaris, Uganda has various National parks with the biggest habitat for the most bird species in Uganda and Africa.

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Chimpanzee tracking in its natural habitat is amazing and described as one of life time activity, in Uganda you only trek a habituated chimpanzees meaning that they are used to humans presence. Below are the recommended areas where one can go for chimpanzee tracking in Uganda

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