Tropical & Subtropical 
Moist Broadleaf Forest

The rainforest of Africa spans from the west coast of the continent to the east, and includes such iconic mammals as chimpanzees and gorillas, and beautiful birds such as Turacos... 

For the page on the plants of the African rainforest

Class Crustacea

(Nature's Valley)

Potamonautes is the most common, widespread and speciose genus of freshwater crab in Africa, with over 60 species. They are sometimes seen in rainforest creeks.

Class Insecta

Order Neuroptera: Lacewings

(Ruboni, Uganda)



Order Squamata: Lizards & Snakes

Family Chameleonidae

Even though most people associate chameleons with only Madagascar, but they can be quite common (and are speciose) in the African forest, even on the edge in agricultural land. However, they are hard for a visitor's eye to find, so you may have to ask a local or go with a guide to find them.

(Rwenzori, Uganda)

Trioceros bitaeniatus, 'Side-striped Chameleon', (Rwenzori, Uganda). Central & eastern Africa.

(Rwenzori, Uganda)

Trioceros johnstoni, 'Rwenzori/Johnston's Three-horned Chameleon'. Restricted distribution, endemic to the higher altitude forests of the Albertine Rift in Uganda, DRC, Burundi and Rwanda. 

For the page on the non-passerine birds of the African rainforest
For the page on the passerine birds of the African rainforest

African White-eye (image by Damon Ramsey)(Bwindi)

For the page on the mammals of the African rainforest
For the page on the primates of the African rainforest

For the page on the places of the African rainforest

Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea.