About Udzungwa Mountain National Park
This is the largest and most biodiverse of a chain of dozen large forest swathed mountains that rise majestically from the flat coast scrub to eastern Tanzania known as Easten Arc Mountains, this archipelago of isolated massifs has been dubbed the African Galapagos for its Treasurer trove of endemic plants and animals, most familiarly the delicate African violet
Udzungwa alone among the ancient ranges of the Eastern Arc has been accorded National Park status. It’s also unique within Tanzania in that its closed canopy forest spans altitudes of 250m (820 feed) to above 2,000m (6,560) without interruption
Activities in Udzungwa.
Not a conventional game viewing destinations, Udzungwa is a magnet for hikers. An excellent network of forest trails includes the popular half day ramble to Sanje waterfalls which plunges 170metres (550 feet ) through a misty spray into the forested valley below
The more challenging two – night Mwanihanga trail leads to the high plateau with its panoramic views over surrounding sugar plantations before ascending Mwanihana peak, the second – highest point in the range.
Udzungwa is also riches of primate it has six species recorded:- The Iringa red colubus and Sanje(crested mangabey) both occur nowhere else in the world