Mammals In Semuliki National Park

emuliki national park is a good destination because of a variety of mammal species in the park. It’s a  habitant and protects a lot of fauna that occurs nowhere in east Africa.

Mammals In Semuliki National Park

Mammals in Semuliki national park. It was created as a forest reserve in 1932 but later upgraded to a national park in 1993. The park is located across the Semuliki valley on the remote, western side of Rwenzori Mountain. Semuliki lies within the Albert Nile rift valley on the western arm of East Africa’s rift valley, it borders Semuliki River and lamia River which are watering places for many animals.  The park is dominated by eastern part of Ituri forest of Congo basin.

Semuliki national park is found in Bwamba County in Bundibugyo district on an area of 220 square km with tropical rain forest. It’s one of the richest areas with flora and fauna in Africa with birds and butterfly species but the main attraction is the Sempaya hot springs, the park has two rivers that is River Semuliki and river lamia. The park has also got local communities around the park that’s the Batwa known for hunt gathering, unique culture and tradition. The park is managed by Uganda wildlife authority.

Mammals in Semuliki National Park are as below.

Semuliki national park is a good destination because of a variety of mammal species in the park. It’s a  habitant and protects a lot of fauna that occurs nowhere in east Africa. Semuliki national park has over 53 mammal species these include waterbuck, crocodile Ugandan Kob, African buffalo, Leopard, Hippopotamus, Mona monkey, water chevrotain, bush babies, bush bucks, vivets, little collared fruit bat, target rat, beecroft’s flying squirrel, African civet, African elephant, bush pigs with luck you might also find pygmy hippopotami, leopard and bush pig, glimpse elephant, water chevrotain, buffalo, sitatunga, white-bellied duiker or dwarf antelope.

Nine species of the duikers in the park include the bay duiker, red duiker, blue duiker and among the listed mammals in Semuliki National park 11 are found nowhere in Uganda i.e. the pygmy antelope, six types of bats and two types of flying squirrel

Semuliki national park has nine primate species, these are the chimpanzees, blue monkey, olive baboon, vevert monkey, grey checked mangabey, black monkeys, red tailed monkey but the park’s nocturnal primates include galagos and pottos.

Semuliki national park has not only got mammals with in the park but its aslo so got so many attractions like the hot spring male and female with a female having a geyser in that it can boiled eggs and matoke, birds like the Nkulengu Rail, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Piping Hornbill, Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill, Black Dwarf Hornbill, White-crested Hornbill, Black-casqued Wattled Hornbill, Red-ramped Tinker bird, African Pacolet, White-throated Blue Swallow, Yellow-throated Nicator, shoebill stork, Leaf-love, Swamp Palm Bulbul, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Maxwell’s Black Weaver, Blue-billed  Malimbe, Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch, Orange-cheeked Waxbill , Capuchin Babbler, Northern Bearded Scrub Robin, Forest and Grey Ground Thrushes, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Brown-crowned Eremomela, nature walk and cultural encounters where you get to meet the Bwata group of people on Semuliki – Ntandi road, chimpanzee trekking among others.

Semuliki national park is a best place to visit because of so many bird species and animals that are found nowhere in any of the national parks in East Africa

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