Udzungwa National Park
UDZUNGWA NATIONAL PARK
Undzungwa is not like the other National Parks. The Udzungwa Mountains are almost supernatural and possess a remote, exceptional natural beauty.
Everything is done on foot: Armed Rangers & certificated Guides accompany visitors, who observe the wildlife from another viewpoint entirely and are encouraged to have an interest in the “Small Five” and unique and rarely seen species. A safari in this Park is more like the "adventures" and expeditions of the early explorers than an "organised tour" safari. Longer safaris require Porters and it has even more of the “feel” of those expeditions.
This large Park (1,990 km ²) is full of surprises - the Iringa Red Colobus, a new breed of monkey was discovered recently, bringing to ten the number of species of primates. There is also a very rare bird, the Udzungwa Partridge also recently discovered & classified. There are superb views from shorter but quite hard day walks. The Park has many scientific research projects and is well monitored.
The best season is from June to October but the Park has a pleasant climate throughout the year, but can be warm & humid.
There are wooden boards stepped into parts of the most popular tracks and these can become slippery in the wet.
Easy access from Mikumi National Park off the Ifakara Road (60 kms, of which 40 km are paved)
Like other southern Parks & Reserves, the entry point can be Dar es Salaam.
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