UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
Udzungwa Mountains National Park has a size of 1,990 km2. The habitats contained within the national park include tropical rainforest, mountain forest, miombo woodland, grassland and steppe. There is a vertical height range of 250–2,576 metres (the peak of Lohomero), which incorporates the Udzungwa Mountains part of the Eastern Arc Mountains. There are more than 400 bird species, 2500 plant species (25% of which are endemics) and 6 primate species. It has the second largest biodiversity of a national park in Africa. Six primate species have been recorded, five of which are endemic. The Iringa red colobus and Sanje crested mangabey are only found in the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, the mangabey species was undetected by biologists prior to 1979.
June – Mid November: Best time for hiking
December – February: Humid & Hot: Good time hiking.
Mid November – Mid December: Short Rain : Slippery for hiking
April – May: Heavy rain: Slippery for hiking
Activities in Udzungwa:
Hiking safaris, bird watching safari, camping safari are the major activities, an excellent network in the forest trial through beautiful scenery, trials are maintained regularly. The most popular half day ramble to Sanje Water fall, which pledges 170m through a misty spray in the forested below valley.
BY CAR 4x4 (Dar es salaam): 6 hours from Dar es salaam / 1 hr drive from Mikumi
Pickup: Your Accommodation in Dar es salaam Time: 04.30hrs drive to Udzungwa National Park
Arrival: 10:00hrs and starting morning game drive. Stop for Lunch by 13.00hrs proceed with game drive until 15.00hrs when you will en route back and drop you off at your Accommodation in Dar es salaam.
BY FLIGHT (Zanzibar & Dar es salaam)
Pickup from your Hotel drive to the Airport where you will fly at 08.00hrs from Zanzibar and fly at 08.30hrs from Dar es salaam headed to Kikurobo Airstrip arrive at 09:15hrs. Drive in 1hrs by 4x4 headed to Udzungwa and starting a game drive until 13.00hrs when you will stop for lunch then proceed with game drive until 15.30hrs when you’ll drive back to Airstrip where you will fly by 17.10hrs to Dar es salaam/Zanzibar. After arriving at the Airport you will be drop off at your home or hotel in Dar es salaam/Zanzibar.