Semliki National Park
220 sq km
This is an extension of the Ituri forest or you can say that it is where the eastern savannah plains meet the western forests. It is the only low land tropical forest around the East African area. It has a variety of tree species some of which may not be found in any other East African forest.
This is another birders paradise with 435 species with some only found here in the whole of East African. Some of the African sought after are found here like Long-tailed Hawk, Congo Sarpent Eagle, Nkulengu Rail, Grey-throated Rail, Black-Throated Coucal, Red-rumped Tinkerbird, Lyre-tailed Honeyguide, Yellow-throated Nicator among others.
There are other specials like the hornbills which are well represented like Piping, Red-billed Dwarf, Black Dwarf, White-crested, White-thighed and Black-casqued Wattled Hornbill among others. There are others like African Green and Spot-breasted Ibis, Hartlaub's Duck, Forest Francolin, Red-rumped Tinkerbird, White-throated Blue Swallow, Lowland Akalat, Northern Bearded Scrub-Robin among others.
Semuliki National Park has 63 mammal species, primates taking the bigger percentage. Though rare, the De Brazza's monkey is found here. The beautiful and rare Dent's monkey has been seen here a few times by one of our tour leader read (Johnnie Kamugisha).