Semuliki National Park

The park lies on Uganda’s border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Rwenzori Mountains are to the South-East of the park, while Lake Albert is to the park’s North. The park lies within the Albertine Rift Valley, the Western arm of the East African Rift Valley.

The park is part of a network of protected areas in the Albertine Rift Valley. The park has more than 400 bird species, for example the lyre-tailed honey guide, forest birds, including the rare Forest Ground Thrush (Turdus oberlaenderi) and Sassi’s Olive Greenbul (Phyllastrephus lorenzi). Nine species of hornbills have been recorded in the park.

The park has over 60 mammal species, including forest buffalos, diumal forest primates like blue monkey, olive baboons, chimps, nocturnal primates like galagos and potos, leopards, pygmy hippos, Mona Monkeys, water chevrotains, bush babies, civets, elephants, and the Pygmy Flying Squirrel (Idiuus zenkeri). Nine species of Duikers are found in the park, including the Bay Duiker (Cephalophus dorsalis). The park has eight primate species and almost 300 butterfly species.

Attractions and activities

 Hot springs

 Jungle walks into the forest

 Primate and scenic viewing



 Interaction with the local communities

 Sport fishing

 Bird watching

 Culture of the people

For road travel there are two main roads from Kampala city via fort portal – Masaka- Mbarara then Kasesse, which is about 7 – 8 hours drive. Then the other rout is the one from Kampala – Fort Portal via Mubende, which is about 180km and 4-5 hours drive.