UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
Udzungwa Mountains are part of the Eastern Arc Mountains; the Park is the home for fascinating diversity of life as the Eastern Arc Mountain are famous for its high concentration of endemic species of animals and plants is important biodiversity hotspot on earth. The park covers an ares of 1,990 kilometer squares bodered with the Kilombero valley on its eastern and the Mikumi town and the Selous game reserve. Udzungwa National park has variety of landforms including rolling hills, mountains, valleys, and waterfalls that makes the park outstanding scenic.
Udzungwa Mountains National Park is attractive for its waterfalls to the Mwanihama peak which can be climbed for three days. Hiking to Udzungwa Mountain requires a good level of fitness as it is a very steep climb. The north western side has deciduous trees dominated by acacia while in eastern side of the park has evergreen moist forest of both lowland and montane forest. The forest is the good habitat for the good number of endemic species of animals and plants including the two diurnal primates species the Sanje Mangabey Colobus and the Iringa which are nowhere to be found in the World except in Udzungwa mountains.
The tourism activities in the Udzungwa Mountains National Park includes the walking safari which takes from an ordinary woodland, following the Miombo Woodland then the montane forest with a great sighting of the Red, white and black colobus Monkeys , different beautiful colored butterflies. More luckily you can see the elephants, leopards, buffaloes which are being escorted by the park rangers. The park offers a number of spectacular waterfalls including the biggest waterfall in National park system in Tanzania, The Sanje waterfall with 170m.