Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Udzungwa Mountains National ParkUdzungwa Mountains national Park is cover an area of about 2,000 sq km, It lies in Iringa and Morogoro regions of south central Tanzania where it is bordered by the Great Ruaha River to the north and the Mikumi Ifakara road to the east.

The park major attractions are its bio diversity and unique rainforest where many rare plants, not found anywhere else in the world, have been here identified including a tiny African violet to 30 meter high trees.

The park is home to eleven types of primate. Five of these are unique to udzungwa, including the endangered Iringa red colobus monkey and the Sanje crested mangabey. The plateau also supports populations of elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard. Visitors should not expect to necessarily see these larger species however as they tend to be found in the less accessible area of the park. Bush baby or as they are sometimes called Galago, bush pig, civet, duiker, honey badger and three types of mongoose are more likely to be seen.

The park which is about 65 km, or a two hour drive, south west of Mikumi National Park, is also home to a number of rare forest birds many of which are only found in  this area of Tanzania

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