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UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

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UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK


Overview

The Udzungwa Mountains are almost unearthly.Your expedition would be started with the hiking trail which would take you to some of the fascinating view points and the waterfalls. Stretching across the Eastern Arc mountain range it supports a diverse wildlife, including elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, African wild dog and eland and most importantly the 6 species of primate found here with two are endemic, the Iringa red colobus monkey : it is a great choice for those who love the game viewing and the nature walking. This is to make you surprise that, A new variety of African violet was discovered in the shelter of a 30m high tree. a hothouse, nurturing species found nowhere else on earth. It is like a secret bank account of precious genetic stock found exclusively only on this earth. Out of its six types of primates, two Sanje-crested Mangabey, were not discovered until 1979. Four previously unknown birds, including the Rufous like francolin, make this Tanzania’s richest forest bird habitat and among the three most important bird conservation areas on the continent. One of East African’s great forests, this undisturbed habitat undoubtedly has new treasures yet to reveal. A link in the chain of Africa’s eastern arc mountains, Udzungwa is made for hiking and climbing on trails through the rainforest and along the escarpments. The sugar plantations , the grasslands and the mountain forest extending over 100 Kms, are some of the best parts of it, that make it worth visiting , but the Sanje River that reinvents itself into a spectacular waterfall has always been the centre of attraction for the people visiting this Park. plunging 170m through the forest to land in a mist in the valley below. Visit Udzungwa year around, but be prepared for rain any time.

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