Mwanihana Trail

Mwanihana Trail

The Mwaniahana trail takes a minimum of two nights three days to enjoy properly. It is around 35 km in length and includes the 2100m Mwanihana Peak. This trail takes in several different habitats including Miombo Woodland, Lowland Forest and Submontane Forest with superb giant Ericas on top of the Mountain.

This hike is accompanied by an armed ranger. You will see lots of elephant and buffalo sign and maybe hear leopard in the night. From the top of the mountain you will look down on a spidersweb of elephant trails below you.

The trail is superb for both bird and primate watching with a habituated troupe of Sanje Mangeby found near the Mizimu (Sacred Space) camp-site. Here in times gone by villagers used to sacrifice to Bokela, the God of the Forest. The whole trail is stunning but parts of it are steep and we suggest that only the relatively fit attempt this trail. Hondo Hondo Tented Camp or camp-site is the best place to stay before and after this hike.

  • Culture:
  • Nature: and Monkeys.
  • Social:
  • Walking and Climbing: and Hiking.
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Recommended Stay: 2 nights
  • How to get there: Drive
Where to stay


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