Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Udzungwa Mountains National Park covers an area of 1,990 km2 and has the second largest biodiversity of a national park in Africa. It has various types of habitats each housing unique biodiversity. The tropical rain forests, mountain forests, the miombo woodlands, grassland, and steppe.

Udzungwa Mountains are part of the eastern arc mountains thus hiking and trekking, are the highlights of this national park as there are no roads and the park is only accessible by foot. The hiking trails range from the short one-hour treks to 6-day camping treks. And attractions to see include: Sanje, the 170m waterfalls, mountain ranges, forests to mention but a few.

Species diversity:
The Udzungwa landscape covers many small isolated mountain ranges, each having its unique habitats and animal species. There are more than 400 bird species, 10 species of primates, 3 of which are endemic: the red colobus, the Matunda galago and the Sanje crested mangabey. Over 2,500 plant species-25% of which are endemic. There are also amphibians, reptiles, and butterflies.
Some of the mammals you will find here are buffaloes, elephants, duikers, honey badgers, klipspringers, bush pigs, bushbucks, rock hyrax, sables, civets, giant elephant shrews and so much more. The notable carnivores such as lions, leopards can also be seen here.

Size and accessibility:
Udzungwa Mountains National Park’s with an area of 1,990 km2 is near Mikumi National Park which acts as a link. Udzungwa National Park can only be accessed on foot.

By car:
A good surfaced road connects the park to Dar es Salaam via Mikumi, a 5-6-hour drive.

By air
Both scheduled and charter flights from Dar es Salaam, Arusha are available to Mikumi making the park easy to access by road. However, the park can only be explored on foot.

Nature and forest walks
Hiking and trekking
Mountain climbing
Game viewing
Primate trekking

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