Semuliki National Park

Semuliki National park

Semuliki National park: is basically one of the richest areas of floral and faunal biodiversity in Africa, with bird and butterfly species being especially diverse. The park is located in Bundibugyo district and 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. In addition, it covers a total area of two hundred and twenty square kilometers, siting on an altitude range of 670 to 760 meters above sea level. Besides, the park has more than 400 bird species and also provides habitat for over 53 mammal species.

Mammals include; African buffalo, leopard, hippopotamus, mona monkey, water chevrotain, bush babies. African civet, African elephant as well as the Pygmy scaly-tailed flying squirrel. In addition, nine duiker species are found in the park, including the bay duiker. The forest is also remarkably rich in primates including the chimpanzee, baboon, grey-cheeked mangabey. Black and white colobus, Central African red colobus, blue, red-tailed, de Brazza’s. Vervet, Dent’s monkeys, nocturnal primates sunch as bush baby, etc. Besides, hippos and crocodiles are common along the Semliki River.

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