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Udzungwa Mountains National Park


Udzungwa Mountains National Park

The Udzungwa Mountains is one of the southern circuit National Park and its 45 kilometers south of Mikumi. A rainforest area covering 1,000sqkm has been declared as a conservation area. The area has spectacular mountain scenery, waterfalls and rare vegetation not found anywhere in the world. The ancient rainfall will shoe you seve ral species which are unique to the area, such as Iringa red colobus and the Sanje Crested Mangabey monkeys.

You’re like here also with a magnitude of nature, primates, birds, butterflies and you get an impression about what these forests mean to research and traditional medicine.

Best time to visit Udzungwa Mountains

The Udzungwa Mountain National Park is the best place to visit all year round because both the dry season and wet season has its own charm. But comparatively the national park offers a great view of migrated birds in the wet season. However, the roads are muddy and difficult to hike as well as camping is not available inside the park.

The dry season has less water so easy to spot the wild animals. The dry season offers a great view of the sunrise as well as its easy to hike and can go camping. But the dry season offers fewer birds and the temperature becomes quite hot in the mid-day.

Weather and climate in Udzungwa Mountains

Depending on the month of travel, the average high temperature range from 77-86 F (25-30 C), but at times, it has also peaked close to 95 F (35 C) during the humid, short rain season, like other locations in Tanzania, Udzungwa Mountains Park has a rainy season and dry seasons.

How to get to Udzungwa Mountains

The park can be accessed from Mikumi or Dar- es- Salaam Tanzania’s largest city; this is after landing at the Julius Nyerere Airport. On the day of the safari, you will be picked from the hotel or any place of accommodation with our safari guides then drive you to Udzungwa National Park with the stop to Mikumi.