The Udzungwa Mountains are part of the Eastern Arc Mountains, the arc which begins in Taita Hills in Kenya, and in Tanzania runs through the North and South Pare, the East and West Usambara, and the Nguu, Nguru, Ukaguru, Rubeho and Uluguru mountains and Udzungwa. The Udzungwa mountains are situation between the towns of Morogoro and Iringa.
The Udzungwas are 10,000 sqmtrs in total covered in wet humid climate providing water for Kilombero valley. The Great Ruaha provides electricity for much of the country. Rainfall in the southeast of the mountains amounts to 2,000 mm per year and on the Northwest rain shadow area it decreases to 600 mm. Temperatures range from 21-27 centigrade on average.
There are hundreds of different species of trees, shrubs, climbers and herbs of which 50 are restricted to the area. 200 species have medicinal properties. Also restricted to the mountains is the Iringa red colobus monkey(uhehe) and the Sanje crested mangabey
0n your arrival at Dar es Salaam International Airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel in town for Dinner and overnight.
Depart from Dar Es Salaam, drive Man'gula camp at Twiga Hotel for your dinner and over night.
After breakfast, set off on five hour hike further into the mountains along a rural road/path. Arrive at Sanje waterfall set up camp, and then have the lunch after lunch explore surrounding area, swim in either of the two pools of the waterfalls. Dinner and overnight at the Campsite in Sanje Waterfall
Udzungwa - Dar es Salaam
Wake up, breakfast, pack up camp, and descend to base of Waterfall. One hour hike to Sanje village, depart for Dar Es Salaam.
What's Included ?
Transport on a 4wd vehicle
Camping fees and park fees for one night in the park
Accommodation on safari based on three meals a day
Use of cooking and eating utensils
Drinking water for the hikes
Use of sleeping-tents and cubicle-washing-tent
Porters to carry tents, camp equipment and utensils, water and food. However, hikers will carry their own sleeping bag and personal belongings.
Service of Professional English Speaking driver guide
Locally based guard for security of hikers and their belongings
Activities as per itinerary above
Accommodation on the first night upon your arrival in Dar es Salaam before safari (Book with us)
Accommodation on the last night (Day 3) after safari (Book with us)