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udzungwa-red-colobusUdzungwa Mountains National Park is one of Tanzania’s most outstanding, pristine, paradise and unique exciting wilderness mountains forested with greatest altitudinal range of forest. It is one of thirty-four “World Biodiversity Hotspot” and one of 200 WWF Ecoregion of global critical importance. The Udzungwa Mountains National Park with its area of 1990 sq. km is part of unique Eastern Arc Mountains, which cover about 10,000 square kilometers. The park is centered on 30 41’ E and 70 48’ S in the Iringa and Morogoro regions of south central Tanzania. The mountain range sometimes is termed as “The Galapagos Islands of Africa” And can be easily accessed within 5 hours (350 km/215 miles) from Dar; 65 kms (40 miles) southwest of Mikumi. Possible visit all year round although slippery in the rains. The dry season is June-October before the short rains but be prepared for rain anytime. It is only with Wildmap Africa Tours can discover the secrets of Udzungwa Mountains

The major attraction is biologically diverse plants, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, butterfly, and insects of which some of species are found nowhere else in the world. Udzungwa Mountains National Park is the only known National Park in Tanzania with a culturally important natural cave such as Bokela (mountain God), Mwanaruvele cave, Magombereka cave, Nyumbanitu and Ndundulu mountains and has survived destruction before gazettement due to traditional taboos and beliefs. Combine with nearby Mikumi or en route to Ruaha.