Udzungwa Mountain National Park

Udzungwa Mountain National Park

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Overview

Covering an area of 1,990 sq km (770 sq miles), Udzungwa Mountain National Park harbours one of the greatest forests of East Africa.

The main special feature of the park is the unique diversity. The habitats consist of tropical rainforests, mountain forests, Miombo woodlands, and grasslands. Formed some 200 million years ago, the Udzungwa Mountains hold a unique collection of flora and fauna.

From a tiny African violet to 30-metre high trees, the park harbours some of the special plants that found nowhere else in the world.

Walking safaris along the Sanje River waterfalls is one of the popular activities in this park. A visit to the park can be combined with Mikumi National Park which is just one hour drive to the north of the park.

The park is good to visit throughout the year; the dry season offers the best view. The wet season is a bit slippery, so generally avoided by the visitors.

The Wildlife

The park is a habitat to about six species of primates among which two are indigenous namely red colobus monkey and the Sanje Crested Mangabey.

In addition to this, the park is also home to contains populations of elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards, hyenas, African hunting dogs bush bucks, duikers, palm civets, Miombo genets and many more.

The Birdlife

With 400 different bird species, Udzungwa National Park holds a rich habitat for colourful and gorgeous birds.

The most seen birds include yellow-collared lovebird, Pemba green pigeon, Pemba scops owl, Usambara eagle-owl, Beesley's lark, Usambara hyliota , Usambara akalat, Iringa akalat, Rubeho akalat, banded sunbird, Moreau's sunbird, rufous-winged sunbird, Tanzania seedeater, rufous-tailed weaver, Kilombero weaver, Tanganyika masked weaver and Usambara weaver.

Udzungwa Mountain National Park

Best Time To Visit

Udzungwa National Park is good to visit throughout the year. But the dry season extending from June to October offers the best view of the park.

The wet season from March to May, the rainfall makes the road a bit slippery. This time is good to see the colourful birds and butterflies.

Udzungwa Mountain National Park

Best Time To Visit

Udzungwa Mountain National Park

How To Go

How To Go

The point of entry to the park is Julius Nyerere International Airport near Dar Es Salaam.

Udzungwa National Park is located 350 km from Dar Es Saalam which will take five hours to reach the park. The park is close to Mikumi National Park, just 65km from Udzungwa.

Chartered flights are also available to access the national parks.

In most cases, your tour operator will pick you from the airport and takes care of your further trips.

Uniqueness

  • The breathtaking beauty of Udzungwa National Park adds to the fulfilment of the visitors enjoyment and expectations.
  • The safari-goers are welcomed to discover the treasures of wildlife such as large herds of giraffe, eland, hartebeest, zebra, buffalo and elephant.
  • The black rhinos are enclosed in a fenced sanctuary so that visitors can stroll freely and encounter them easily
  • The charismatic black rhino and sociable African wild dog are two highly endangered species of the park.
Udzungwa Mountain National Park

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Udzungwa Mountain National Park

Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The Sanje Waterfall gives an amazing opportunity to swim surrounding the natural beauty of the park
  • The appealing beauty of the park offers a magnificent view of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • The tented camps are a perfect getaway to experience the bush to the fullest
  • The black rhinos are fenced in a sanctuary, so visitors can see them easily without any fear

Cons

  • The wet seasons are not good for visitors as the trail becomes a little bit slippery

Activities

Udzungwa National Park offers an array of activities to enjoy. Some of the most popular are

  • Wildlife viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Swimming
  • Picnicking
  • Camping
  • Walking Safaris
Udzungwa Mountain National Park

Activities

Udzungwa Mountain National Park

Accommodation

Accommodation

Wilder Heritage has a lot of options for accommodations in hotels and other types of accommodation i.e. camps, lodges, bush houses and more. The exclusiveness, service and food quality, location, activities, are some of the features that are considered before choosing the accommodation.

The tented camps are located in the heart of wilderness with renewable materials, such as bamboo and wood, and feature comfortable beds, full bathrooms with open-air showers and solar power and lighting.

The meals are served in the bush which contains a surprising combination of dishes.

Contact us to choose your preferred accommodation.

Location

Udzungwa National Park is located 350 km from Dar Es Saalam which will take five hours to reach the park. The park is close to Mikumi National Park, just 65km from Udzungwa.

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