Semuliki National Park: Amazing Facts You Must Know.
Nestled in the remote part of the Bundibugyo District in the western region of Uganda, Semuliki National Park was established as park in 1993. The park is renowned for its rich biodiversity, hot springs and abundant wildlife.
Semuliki National Park is nestled near the famous Rwenzori Mountains also known as the “Mountains of the Moon” bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The park consists of both savannah and forest as well as home to over 440 bird species. The park is a true lowland forest in East Africa. Semuliki National Park is home to the well-known Sempaya hot springs which are the park’s most popular and unique tourist attraction.
Wildlife and Bird Species
The Semuliki National Park is home to a variety of primate species such as the chimpanzees which are the major tourist attraction in the park. Other primate species that can be spotted in the park include the Black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys and the blue monkeys.
Apart from primates, the park is as well home to numerous big and small mammals such as leopards, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Bush bucks, Small & large savannah elephants, antelopes can also be spotted in the park.
Semuliki in Uganda is home to a large number of birds with 400 bird species. The park consists of both forest birds such as the African green broadbill, yellow-throated cuckoo, red-billed dwarf hornbill, and the white-crested hornbill.
And also, home to water birds such as the herons, kingfishers and shoebills.
Reptiles and Amphibians
Semuliki national park is a haven for wild amphibians and reptiles, several snake species can be encountered in the park such as the Gaboon viper, and black mamba. And lizard species can be sited in the park such as the African rock python, Nile lizard, and Jackson’s chameleon as well as frogs and toads.