About Udzungwa National Park :-
Size: 1,990 sq km (770 sq miles).
Location: Southern Tanzania, 65 kms (40 miles) southwest of Mikumi.
Getting There :-
Drive five hours (350 km/215 miles) from Dar es Salaam.
What To Do :-
From a two-hour hike to the waterfall as well as camping safaris.
Combine with nearby Mikumi or en route to Ruaha.
When To Go :-
The year-round temperature at Udzungwa is pleasant, with the higher temperatures (max 35C) occurring around October to March and the coolest temperatures(min 12C) occurring around May to July.
Udzungwa is a magnet for hikers. It is also unique within Tanzania in that its closed-canopy forest spans altitudes of 250 metres (820 feet) to above 2,000 metres (6,560 ft) without interruption.
Although not a conventional game viewing destination, an excellent network of forest trails includes the popular half-day ramble to Sanje Waterfall, which plunges 170 metres (550 feet) through a misty spray into the forested valley below. Hiking, camping, biking and canoeing are not only exciting, but also enlightening actively and intriguing activities for your trip to Udzungwa Mountains National Park.
Ornithologists are attracted to Udzungwa for an avian wealth embracing more than 400 species, from the lovely and readily-located green-headed oriole to more than a dozen secretive Eastern Arc endemics. You may choose to walk or cycle to a local rubber plantation, village of Mangula or town of Ifakara. Mangula is located at the base of the Udzungwa Mountains and offers you shops, rice mills, markets and many other cultural attractions.
Indeed, Udzungwa has yet to reveal all its treasures !