Udzungwa Mountain National Park

Udzungwa Mountain National Park

Udzungwa Mountain National Park
Area

1,990 km2

Udzungwa Mountain National Park
Visitors

7,749

Udzungwa Mountain National Park
Weather

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Udzungwa Mountain National Park
Establish

1992

Udzungwa Mountain National Park
Review

585

Udzungwa Mountain National Park
Rating

4.2

Overview

Covering a total area of 2000 square km Udzungwa Mountain National Park, the biodiversity of this park is by far one of Tanzania’s most special characteristics. The Habitat includes mountain forests, tropical rainforests, Miombo woodlands, grasslands and steppe. The Udzungwa Mountains are division of the Eastern Arc Mountains which are found in Kenya and Tanzania and were created some 200 million years ago. Today they hold a unique assortment of flora and fauna and cover only 2% of Tanzania’s area but hold between 30-40% of the countries plant and mammal species.

Udzungwa National Park is 65 km distance from south of Mikumi National Park. Holding a wide range in altitude and habitat types, Udzungwa National Park has one of the highest numbers of wildlife species worldwide. Udzungwa National Park it is a hikers and backpackers paradise. Numerous breath-taking day-hikes can be organized along with multiple day excursions into the dense rain forest or onto the high plateau. One beautiful trek is up to the Sanje River Waterfall, which plunges for 170 metres through the forest to the valley below. The view from the top is magnificent! Udzungwa National Park supports a diverse number of large mammals including lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, African wild dog, eland, waterbuck and sable. The main attraction is around six species of primate are found here and two are endemic, the Iringa (Uhehe) Red Colobus monkey, and the Sanje Crested Mangabey. Udzungwa is also famous harbouring forest bird habitat in Tanzania. Several endemics have just been discovered recently (including a new species of francolin and the Rufus-winged sun bird).

Udzungwa Mountain National Park
Udzungwa Mountain National Park
Udzungwa Mountain National Park

Best Time to Visit

No matter what time of year you visit Udzungwa Mountains National Park, you are sure to be enthralled with the biodiversity, lush green landscape and ancient

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Udzungwa Mountain National Park

How To Go

Udzungwa Mountains National Park is close to Mikumi National Park and is about 360 km almost due west of Dar es Salaam. By road from Dar es Salaam, you will

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Udzungwa Mountain National Park

Uniqueness

  • The largest and most bio-diverse of a chain of a dozen large forest-swathed mountains
  • Sanje Waterfall, which plunges 170 metres (550 feet)
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Udzungwa Mountain National Park

Entrance fees

Entrance fees for non-citizens / 24 hours.

$US 20 for adult $US 5 for child (5-16 yrs)

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Activities

Udzungwa Mountain National Park
Hiking

Muster you courage and bike down the infamous "Death Road", which passes through 3 different climate zones and gives awe inspiring views of the Andes.

Udzungwa Mountain National Park
Day trips

Muster you courage and bike down the infamous "Death Road", which passes through 3 different climate zones and gives awe inspiring views of the Andes.

Udzungwa Mountain National Park
Birding

Muster you courage and bike down the infamous "Death Road", which passes through 3 different climate zones and gives awe inspiring views of the Andes.

Udzungwa Mountain National Park
Wildlife sighting

Muster you courage and bike down the infamous "Death Road", which passes through 3 different climate zones and gives awe inspiring views of the Andes.

Udzungwa Mountain National Park
Picknicking

Muster you courage and bike down the infamous "Death Road", which passes through 3 different climate zones and gives awe inspiring views of the Andes.

Tanzania Travel Guide

About Tanzania
About Tanzania

The United Republic of Tanzania is a country in East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north

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Tanzania Travel Tips

Tanzania's unit of currency is the Tanzanian Shilling but credit cards are also accepted everywhere.

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Getting There
Getting There

Your entry point to the land is Dar-es-Salaam International Airport and Kilimanjaro International Airport

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Weather & Climate
Weather & Climate

The Average summer temperature in Tanzania is 18°C to 29°C and the Average winter temperatures

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People & Culture
People & Culture

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