Nearly endemic to DR Congo, where confined to an area between the Congo, Lualaba and Oubangui Rivers (Van Rompaey and Colyn in press). The status of this species is Uganda is unclear: Bere (1962) mentions its presence from the Semliki Forest, and skins of genet kittens from the Bwamba Forest in the Toro District of Uganda, an eastern extension of the Semliki Forest, seemed to be this species (Van Rompaey and Colyn in press). Kingdon (1977) observed a specimen along a forest road in western Uganda. Gaubert et al. (2006) provide museum records that expand the range 500 km south, on the left bank of the Congo R. (but these are not mapped here). Recorded to 1,800 m asl.