3-Day Udzungwa Mountains Expedition
Udzungwa Mountain National Park, which spans an area of 1900 sq km and is home to one of East Africa’s largest forests, is bounded to the north by the Great Ruaha River, while Mikumi National Park and Selous Game Reserve are located more to the north and east. Udzungwa Mountains, which were protected as a national forest reserve until 1992 when they were designated as a national park, are unquestionably one of the few really pristine and distinctive forested territories left in the world.
The biologically diversified forest, which is home to several plant species that are unique to this area and range in size from a little African violet to trees 30 meters tall, is one of the main attractions. In addition to the forest, which serves as a water catchment area and is home to many indigenous species of animals and plants, the park also includes breathtaking views of the mountains, meadows, rocks, rivers, and waterfalls. The existence of two native primate species—the Sanje Crested Mangabey, which was first discovered in 1979, and the Iringa red colobus monkey—is among the most fascinating sights. Its plateau is home to herds of elephants, buffalo, lions, leopards, African hunting dogs, and various forest bird species in addition to six species of primates.
Trekking Day-by-Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Drive From Dar To Udzungwa Mountains
Start your safari at 8:00 am and travel to the Udzungwa Mountains from Dar in 7 hours. As you travel through Morogoro town, where you will have lunch, take in the scenery. When you reach the Udzungwa Mountains after lunch, you will continue your adventure and check into Udzungwa Falls Lodge for two nights.
Dinner and accommodation are served at Udzungwa Falls Lodge in Udzungwa Mountain at 7:30 p.m.
Day 2: Sanje Waterfalls In Udzungwa Mountains
Breakfast is at 7:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. – Leave for a five-hour hike farther into the mountains via a rural road or path after eating breakfast. Arrive at the Sanje waterfall, which drops 550 feet (170 meters) into a valley covered with trees. You are to make camp here. The largest and most biodiverse of a string of twelve sizable mountains covered in forest that rise majestically from the low-lying coastal scrub in eastern Tanzania is Udzungwa. These isolated massifs, collectively known as the Eastern Arc Mountains, have also been referred to as the African Galapagos because of their abundance of rare plants and animals, most notably the delicate African violet. Its closed-canopy forest extends uninterruptedly from an elevation of 250 meters (820 feet) to above 2,000 meters (6,560 feet), making it a singular attraction in Tanzania.
Enjoy a stunning bush lunch in the mountains at 1:00 p.m.
2:00 pm – Continue your exploration of the neighborhood and take a dip in one of the waterfalls’ two pools.
Dinner is served at 7:30 p.m., and camping is available at Udzungwa Falls Lodge.
Day 3: Depart For Dar Es Salaam
Breakfast is at 7:00 a.m.
Drive back to Dar es Salaam around 8:00 a.m. to drop off.
End of Trekking
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Park fees and permits
- Professional mountain guides and porters
- Meals during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Tips and gratuities.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance.