UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
380km from Dar es Salaam.
Combine with Mikumi, Selous and Ruaha, and the Spice Islands of Zanzibar and Mafia.
ABOUT THE PARK
For walking enthusiasts, The Udzungwas is a must on your safari itinerary. There are no roads going into this National Park so it is a place which must be explored on foot. Located within the Eastern Arc Mountain range, the Udzungwa Mountains are a biodiversity hot-spot with countless endemic plants, birds and primates. Hike to waterfalls and viewpoints and follow trails to hidden valleys with view over the savannah below.
WHAT TO DO
Hiking, swimming in waterfalls, canoeing, cycling, bird watching, fly camping.
WHEN TO GO
Ideal hiking: JUNE – MARCH. Can visit all year round but it might be raining during April and May.
Stay 1-2 nights.
NOTABLE WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS
This park is all about primates, birds and butterflies. Hike to the Sanje Waterfalls for a chance to see the endemic primate: the Sanje mangabee. You will also be able see several monkey species: red colobus, blue sykes, vervet and baboons. There are numerous forest birds to keep a look out for, and beautiful flora and butterflies. You have a very rare chance of seeing the Udzungwa Mountain forest elephants and buffalo… but they keep out of the way of the main paths.