It’s one of the great forest in East Africa. Udzungwa Mountain National park has an area of 1900sq km, bordering the Great Ruaha River to the North.
Since 1992, it was protected as a national forest until when it was declared as a National park being a unique forest remaining in the world. The major attraction includes some plants species found nowhere else in the world. Apart from the forest which acts as a water catchment area having a large number of widespread species of both flora and fauna.
The park has a spectacular mountains scenery, grasslands, rocks, river and waterfalls. Among the most wonderful sight, is the presence of two indigenous species of primates, the Iringa red colobus monkey and the Sanje Crested Mangabey. Not only does it provide habitat for primate but also its plateau contains populations of Elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, African hunting dogs and several birds species. Walking safaris to the Sanje River waterfalls (170metres) is one of the popular activities in this park. Udzungwa Mountains can conveniently be combined with game drives in nearby Mikumi National park and hour drive to the north and also be included in the Ruaha National park 4- 5hours drive with Selous game itineraries. The park can be visited throughout the year although a bit slippery during the wet rainy seasons extending from June to October.