Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Agonizing and primitive, the woodlands of Udzungwa appear to be absolutely charmed: a verdant shelter of daylight dappled knolls encased by 30-metre (100 foot) high trees, their supports layered with parasites, lichens, greeneries and plants.

Udzungwa is the biggest and generally biodiverse of a chain of twelve substantial backwoods swathed mountains that ascent gloriously from the even seaside scour of eastern Tanzania. Known on the whole as the Eastern Arc Mountains, this archipelago of segregated massifs has additionally been named the African Galapagos for its cherish trove of endemic plants and creatures, generally naturally the fragile African violet.


Udzungwa alone around the old runs of the Eastern Arc has been concurred national park status. It is additionally interesting inside Tanzania in that its shut covering woods compasses elevations of 250 metres (820 feet) to above 2,000 metres (6,560 ft) without interference.

Not an ordinary amusement review objective, Udzungwa is a magnet for climbers. A magnificent system of woods trails incorporates the ubiquitous half-day meander to Sanje Waterfall, which plunges 170 metres (550 feet) through a cloudy spread into the forested valley underneath.

The all the more testing two-night Mwanihana Trail expedites the high level, with its surrounding perspectives over encompassing sugar manors, before rising to Mwanihana top, the second-most noteworthy focus in the reach.

Ornithologists are pulled in to Udzungwa for an avian fortune gripping more than 400 species, from the beautiful and promptly placed green-headed oriole to more than twelve shrouded Eastern Arc endemics.

Four fledgling species are particular to Udzungwa, incorporating a backwoods partridge initially ran across in 1991 and more nearly identified with an Asian class than to any possible African fowl.

Of six primate species recorded, the Iringa red colobus and Sanje Crested Mangabey both happen no place else on the planet – the recent, momentously, remained undetected by researcher before 1979.

Undoubtedly, this extraordinary woodland has yet to uncover all its prizes: continuous deductive investigation will definitely add to its differing index of endemics.

About Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Measure: 1,990 sq km (770 sq miles).

Area: Five hours (350 km/215 miles) from Dar es Salaam; 65 kms (40 miles) southwest of Mikumi.

Getting there

Drive from Dar es Salaam or Mikumi National Park.

What to do

From a two-hour climb to the waterfall to outdoors safaris.

Consolidate with close-by Mikumi or in transit to Ruaha.

The point when to go

Conceivable year round in spite of the fact that tricky in the downpours.

The dry time of year is June-October after the short downpours yet be ready for downpour whenever.


Outdoors inside the recreation center.

Carry all nourishment and supplies.

Two unassuming however agreeable hotels with en-suite rooms inside 1km of the recreation center passagewa

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