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Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Exploring the Biodiversity and Trekking Trails in this Eastern Arc Sanctuary

Welcome to Udzungwa Mountains National Park, a haven of ecological wonders nestled within the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania. This spectacular destination blends stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and exhilarating trekking experiences, making it a must-visit for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike.

Location & Geography:

Udzungwa Mountains National Park is situated in the southeastern part of Tanzania, covering an expanse of approximately 1,990 square kilometers. Nestled within the Iringa and Morogoro regions, the park shares borders with the Selous Game Reserve, Mikumi National Park, and Kilombero Game Reserve. Its terrain comprises majestic peaks, rugged valleys, and verdant forests, offering a scenic playground for exploration.

Historical Significance:

While Udzungwa Mountains National Park may lack ancient sites or historical events, it holds profound cultural importance. Home to indigenous tribes like the Hehe and Bena people, who have inhabited the area for generations, the park provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in local traditions and customs.

Main Attractions:

Sanje Waterfalls: Marvel at the breathtaking Sanje Waterfalls, cascading from a height of 170 meters. Whether taking a refreshing dip or simply admiring the tranquil surroundings, this natural spectacle promises an unforgettable experience.
Kilombero River: Explore the banks of the Kilombero River, a hotspot for birdwatchers seeking diverse avian species amidst scenic landscapes.
Flora and Fauna: Discover the park’s rich biodiversity, home to endemic species such as the Udzungwa red colobus monkey and a plethora of birdlife, including the Udzungwa partridge and forest robin.
Trekking Trails: Embark on exhilarating hikes along the park’s well-maintained trails. From the popular Sanje Waterfalls Trail to the challenging Mwanihana Peak trail, there’s something for every level of adventurer.
Activities and Experiences:
In addition to trekking and wildlife encounters, visitors can enjoy various activities tailored to their interests:

Birdwatching: Join guided birding tours to spot rare and colorful avifauna among the park’s 400 recorded bird species.
Camping: Experience the magic of the wilderness by camping under the stars at designated sites, surrounded by nature’s serenity.
Cultural Immersion: Engage with local communities through cultural visits, gaining insights into their traditions, crafts, and daily life.
Best Time to Visit:
The dry season, spanning from June to October, offers optimal conditions for exploring Udzungwa Mountains National Park. Mild weather and minimal rainfall enhance hiking and wildlife viewing experiences. Alternatively, the rainy season (November to May) showcases lush greenery and vibrant ecosystems, ideal for photography enthusiasts.

Getting There:

Accessing Udzungwa Mountains National Park is convenient via Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam. From there, private transfers or rental cars can be arranged for a scenic drive to the park. Kilimanjaro International Airport also serves as a gateway, with options for domestic flights and road transfers. Public transportation, though less flexible, is available via buses or trains from major cities.


  • 4×4 land cruiser top-up roof.
  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • All accommodation while on Safaris.
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional}
  • All Taxes/VAT


  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips. 
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees

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