Summary of Itinerary

DAY 1:   DAR  TO UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS

DAY 2:   SANJE WATERFALL TREK INTO THE UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

DAY 3:    TREK INTO THE UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK TO FIND A HABITUATED TROOP OF SANJE MANGEBY

DAY 4:  TRANSFER BACK TO DAR

 

 

Highlights

Amazing Waterfalls

Endemic Sanje Mangebys

Endemic Iringa Red Colobus

 

 

General Info

We think this is the most beautiful route for reaching Mt Kilimanjaro’s Peak.

Moshi, the starting point for most treks up Mount Kilimanjaro, is just a short drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

We offer trips up all routes to the summit (Uhuru Peak). Alternative activities around Kilimanjaro include: mountain biking, horse riding and cultural tours.

START/RETURN LOCATION Dar
START DETAILS The day before the start of the safari you should arrive in Dar Es Salaam
END DETAILS You’ll be returned to your hotel in Dar or to the airport or ferry as you prefer.  It is possible to continue your safari after this section  for example to Zanzibar or Mafia.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat,  and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Guides, Ample food/water on the mountain
Full board accommodation. Transportation to and from the trail
Park fees
NOT INCLUDED
Gratuities
Items of a personal nature

The Udzungwa Moutains are a biodiversity hotspot and part of the Eastern Arc range.  This moutain range is know as the ‘Galapogos of Africa’ due to its high degree of endemism.

Additional information

Duration7 Days

DAY 1:   DAR  TO UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS

Depart dar early and transfer by safari 4×4 to the Udzungwa Mountains National Park,  stopping for lunch on the way.    Settle into your ensuite luxury tent at Hondo Hondo  Tented  Camp before enjoying an evening guided bird and primate walk.   Numerous primates are visible in the forest bordering camp.   These include yellow baboon, black and white colobus, sykes monkey, and the endemic Iringa Red Colobus.   Notable birds in the area include numerous silvery cheeked, trumpeter and crowned hornbills (‘Hondo Hondo’ means ‘Hornbill’ in KiSwahili), the southern seedcracker, the collared palm thrush and long crested eagle. Dinner and overnight at Hondo Hondo.

DAY 2:   SANJE WATERFALL TREK INTO THE UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a spectacular breakfast with an unrivalled view of the forest as it wakes up. You can frequently see endemic Irinaga Red Colobus and Yellow Baboons from camp. Then drive to the Udzungwa Mountains National Park. A packed lunch will be provided for you to enjoy on top of a 180m waterfall with magnificent views over Kilombero and Selous.

Make final preparations for your trek into the mountains, including a visit to the park HQ to complete the formalities. The hike up to Sanje Waterfalls is relatively short (max 2hrs) but is quite steep in places. This is the park’s most popular attraction, although it is unlikely that you will meet any other hikers. Once at Sanje there will be time to explore the forest and waterfalls, and even go for a swim in one of the plunge pools. You can get behind the third waterfall and jump out through it!

Descend and drive 6km back to Hondo Hondo and spend the rest of the evening relaxing at the Camp.

Meal Plan: Full board

DAY 3:    TREK INTO THE UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK TO FIND A HABITUATED TROOP OF SANJE MANGEBY

After another great breakfast head to the park gate and pick up your guide.   Reasearchers will be already in the forest looking for the Mangebys.  Relax by Prince Bernard’s falls until you get word to head into the forest.  this can be challenging and distance depends on where the Mangebys are.  Lunch in the bush.   Hike back to Hondo hondo for a cold drink and a shower before dinner and overninght.

DAY 4:  TRANSFER BACK TO DAR

Lunch on the way.

End of Services

Please Note: This safari can be combined with other game parks and Zanzibar as you prefer.

Magnificent Sanje Falls
Red Colobus near Hondo Hondo Tented camp - on the lawn.
Iringa Red Colobus troop - Udzungwa Mountains
Sanje Mangeby - Udzungwa Mountains
Sanje Mangeby, Udzungwa Mountains
Sanje Mangeby, Udzungwa Mountains
Sanje Mangeby, Udzungwa
Sanje Waterfall, Udzungwa Mountains
Sanje Falls, Udzungwa Mountains
Sanje upper falls, Udzungwa Mountains
Sanje Base pool, Udzungwa Mountains
Hondo Hondo, Udzungwa
Magnificent Sanje Falls
Udzungwa Sanje Upper falls
Iringa red Colobus - Udzungwa Mountains
Hondo Hondo Bar

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
October 31, 2017

An amazing placer to hike and swim. Great for children and adults alike.

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