Semuliki National Park

Semuliki National park is located in the extreme west of Uganda, in Bundibugyo. It lies along the Uganda /Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border within the western arm of the East African Rift valley. It covers an area of 220 sq km and covers an eastern extension of the vast Ituri Forest. It forms part of the forest continuum during the climatic upheavals of the Pleistocene, and it is one of the richest areas for both flora and fauna in Africa most especially birds.

Semuliki National Park was gazetted in October 1993, and it is one of Uganda’s newest National Parks. The Park occupies a flat to gently undulating landform ranging from 670 -760 metres above level. The park protects a large number of predominantly Central African species which cannot be found anywhere else in East Africa. These include some of the continent’s most spectacular and sought-after birds such as; Long-tailed Hawk, Congo Serpent Eagle, Lyre-tailed Honey guide Black-wattled Hornbill and the Nkulengu Rail.

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