Occupying an isolated slice of Ugandan territory beyond the Rwenzori, the forested Semuliki National Park represents the eastern most tract of the Congo’s Great Ituri Forest.
This is an exceptionally exciting destination for bird and primate watchers. The 441 recorded bird species include 216 forest birds and 80 Central African species found in few, if any, other forsts in East Africa.
Black Dwarf Hornbill, Shining Blue Kingsher, Nkulengu Rail and Yellow-throated Nicator are just a few random hughlights cited by the park’s experienced guides.
In addition, an astonishing 5 species of primate more even than Kibale can be found within 6 km of the primeval hot springs that bubble out of the rift valley floor at Sempaya.