“Udzungwa is the largest and most biodiverse of a chain of a dozen large forest-swathed mountains that rise majestically from the flat coastal scrub of eastern Tanzania. Known collectively as the Eastern Arc Mountains, this archipelago of isolated massifs has also been dubbed the African Galapagos for its treasure-trove of endemic plants and animals, most familiarly the delicate African violet”.
“It is also unique within Tanzania in that its closed-canopy forest spans altitudes of 250 m to above 2,000 m without interruption”.
Udzungwa is not a conventional destination for game-viewing but a paradise for hikers.
There are more than 400 birds’ varieties and 6 primate species such as the Iringa Red Colobus and the Sanje Crested Mangabey.
The park is accessible all the year but the best moment to go there is from June to October.