Udzungwa Mountains National Park

udzungwaUdzungwa is the largest and most biodiverse of a chain of a dozen large forest-swathed mountains that rise majestically from the flat coastal scrub of eastern. The closed canopy primeval forest that lies within makes this park an ornithologist’s paradise with over 400 species of birdlife. The Iringa red colobus and Sanjey crested Mangabey are 2 primate species found in the park that exist nowhere else in the world.
There is an excellent network of forest trails for hiking enthusiasts including the popular half day ramble to Sanje Waterfall which plunges 170 metres through a misty spray into the forested valley below.

About Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Size: 1,990 sq km (770 sq miles).
Location: 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 hike to the waterfall to camping safaris.
Combine with nearby Mikumi or en route to Ruaha.