Semliki National Park Uganda
SEMLIKI NATIONAL PARK (SNP)
This park, 220 kms, lies along the Congolese border following the Semliki river, within the
Western arm of the Albertine Rift Valley, in the North of Rwenzori mountains. The altitude is on
the average 700 m above sea level.
There are 336 tree species recorded, of which 24 are restricted to the Park (like Isolana
Congolana and Ejacis Guineesis); 435 bird species (at least 40 of them are found nowhere else in
Uganda); 63 mammals, like elephants, leopards, buffaloes (nowhere else are found flying
squirrels, pygmy antelope and six types of bats); 9 primates (chimpanzee, blue monkey, vervet
monkeys, baboon); at least 374 species of butterflies.
Natural walk from the headquarter at Sempaya gate down to the river Semliki, enjoying bird
watching, butterflies, flowers and trees. Moreover there are two “hot springs” (one male, one
female), situated in a tract of hot mineral encrusted swamp land, where visitors see a jet of
hot water and a pool of boiling water.