Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Description

Udzungwa Mountains National park is part of the eastern arc mountains, sometimes called "the Galapagos Islands of Africa". The main reason is the existence of patches of tropical rainforest and because this park has a high density of endemic species that can only be found in this part of the world. 
Overall, the park is a very enjoyable location with its waterfalls and exotic allure.


Wildlife

The park is famous for its biologically diverse plants, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, butterflies and insects. Many of the species found are endemic and can not be found anywhere else in the world.


When to go

Enjoyable every time of the year. It can rain at any time.


What to do

Hikes near the waterfalls and camping safaris.


What we suggest

While not so spectacular as the other parks, Udzungwa Mountains National Park is a very enjoyable and relaxed place and it makes a perfect 1 day stop in the middle of a safari in the Southern Circuit (for example, between Mikumi National Park and Selous Game Reserve). However, if you don't plan on doing a southern circuit itinerary, then this park only justifies a visit of its own if you have interest in endemic species that can only be found in this park.