Semliki national park
Furthermore, Semliki national park covers an area of 220 sq km in a forest area at the base of the Rwenzori Mountains.
Adjacent to the park at Ntandi there is a small Pygmy culture living nearby.
Local communities in the Semliki national park area are Bakonjo and Bamba, found in the valley and mountain slopes.
The Batuku people on the Rift Valley floor, and the Batwa peoples in the forest.
In the same fashion, Semliki River is home to many animals with eight species of primate.
In the same way, 435 birds, 374 butterflies, and 336 tree species (30% of East Africa) exist here.
The most popular attraction in Semliki National Park is the cluster of hot springs.
Furthermore, 24 tree species occur only, like Isolana Congolana, Ejacis Guineesis, Cordia Millenii, and Lovoa Surymertonii.
In like manner, there are 63 species of mammals that live here, 9 of which are diurnal forest primates like chimpanzees.
Also, as the blue monkey, vervet monkey, and olive baboon, while nocturnal primates include pottos and galagos.
A variety of animal species such as Buffaloe, blue duiker, pigmy antelope, not to mention bee croft’s flying squirrel occur.
11 animal species are found in Semliki National Park only.
34% of Uganda’s total birds are present, 35 species are found in Semliki National Park only, with 12 being rare in East Africa.
Therefore the long list has 4 Hornbill species (White Crested, Red Dwarf, Black Dwarf, and Wattled Casque).
Followed by Red Rumped Tinker Bird, Palm Greenbul, and lyre-tailed honeyguide.
And, recently 7 “new” bird species have occurred.
Without a doubt, of the 374 species of butterflies, 46 are forest swallowtails and Charaxes.
Equally important notably are forest swamps, bushland, and extensive Savannah woodland.
Guided Nature Walks
From time to time used by birders a network of trails that have been developed in the forest for the purpose of birding.
The Sempaya hot springs are a must-visit in a tract of hot mineral swampland.
Where visitors see hot water at 130° C and a pool of 12 m, the diameter of oozing boiling water at 106° C.
But also a trail for bird watching is 15 km through forest-fringed oxbow lakes.
Additionally, resident birds include spot-breasted ibis, Nkulengu rail, black throat-ed coucal, and Maxwell’s black weaver.
Fishing is also available to anyone taking a fishing trip as long as you carry your own fishing gear.