This park contains the mountain range which referred to as “The Galapagos islands of Africa”. This is due to its rich levels of biodiversity of endemism.
Udzungwa Mountains National Park is one of Tanzania’s most exciting Southern Circuit Wilderness adventure. It is also unique within Tanzania in that its closed-canopy forest spans altitudes of 250 metres (820 feet) to above 2,000 metres (6,560 ft) without interruption.
It is a primate park including the two species( The Sanje Crested Mangabey and the Iringa Red Colobus) which you can’t find anywhere in the world. It also support a diverse wildlife like African wild dog, eland, elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard.
This park can be accessed only on foot, therefore your visit on this park will includes hiking and trekking. As it not a conventional game viewing destination, udzungwa is an excellent network of forest trails which includes the popular half-day ramble to Sanje Waterfall.
The Park at Glance
Location: 350 km (215 miles) from Dar es salaam.
What to Do?:Hiking and Camping
Best Time to visit: All year around