About Udzungwa National Park

Discover the Untamed Wonders of Udzungwa National Park with Lyimo Expeditions

Picture this: lush green canopies, cascading waterfalls, and a symphony of exotic birds welcoming you to one of Tanzania’s most unspoiled and mystical locations—Udzungwa National Park. At Lyimo Expeditions, we invite you to embark on an unforgettable journey through this enchanting paradise. Why? Because life is too short to miss out on the world’s most extraordinary experiences, and Udzungwa is nothing short of magical.

The Hidden Gem of Tanzania

Nestled in the heart of Tanzania, Udzungwa National Park is often referred to as the "Galápagos Islands of Africa" due to its rich biodiversity. It’s a sanctuary where nature thrives and time seems to stand still. Unlike the more frequented Serengeti or Ngorongoro, Udzungwa offers a unique blend of dense forests, rolling hills, and stunning waterfalls, making it an ideal destination for adventurous souls and nature enthusiasts alike.

Flora and Fauna: A Biodiversity Hotspot

Udzungwa National Park is a tapestry of life, home to over 400 species of birds, 2500 plant species, and numerous primate species, including the unique Iringa red colobus and the Sanje mangabey. The park’s diverse ecosystem is also a haven for butterflies, herpetofauna, and several large mammals like elephants, buffaloes, and leopards.

Birdwatcher’s Paradise

If you are an avid birdwatcher, Udzungwa is heaven on Earth. From the colorful African pitta to the elusive Udzungwa partridge, the park offers endless opportunities to spot rare and endemic bird species. Bring your binoculars and prepare to be mesmerized by the avian wonders that call this park home.

Primate Encounters

Udzungwa is one of the few places on Earth where you can observe primates in their natural habitat. The park is particularly famous for its endemic and endangered primate species. The playful Sanje mangabey and the gentle Iringa red colobus offer a unique glimpse into the world of these fascinating creatures.

The Majestic Waterfalls

One of the crown jewels of Udzungwa National Park is the Sanje Waterfall, cascading down from a height of 170 meters. The journey to the falls is equally rewarding, as you trek through dense forests, cross bubbling streams, and encounter various species of flora and fauna. The sight of the waterfall is nothing short of spectacular, offering the perfect backdrop for your travel photos.

Hiking Trails: Adventure Awaits

Udzungwa is a hiker’s dream come true. The park features several well-marked trails that cater to all levels of fitness and experience.

Sanje Waterfall Trail

This is the most popular trail and for good reason. The 4-hour round trip takes you on a scenic journey through the forest to the breathtaking Sanje Waterfall. Along the way, you’ll encounter various plant and animal species, adding to the richness of the experience.

Mwanihana Trail

For those seeking a more challenging adventure, the Mwanihana Trail offers an exhilarating hike to the second-highest peak in the Udzungwa Mountains. The 38-kilometer round trip can take up to three days, but the panoramic views from the summit are worth every step.

Prince Bernhard’s Waterfall Trail

This shorter trail is perfect for families and novice hikers. The 1.5-hour round trip takes you to the serene Prince Bernhard’s Waterfall, where you can relax and soak in the natural beauty.

Cultural Encounters

A visit to Udzungwa is not just about nature; it’s also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. The nearby villages offer a glimpse into the traditional life of the Hehe and Bena people. Engage with the locals, learn about their customs, and perhaps even participate in a traditional dance or craft-making session.

Conservation Efforts

At Lyimo Expeditions, we are committed to responsible tourism and conservation. Udzungwa National Park is a protected area, and our tours are designed to minimize impact on the environment while maximizing your experience. We collaborate closely with park authorities and local communities to ensure that your visit contributes positively to the conservation of this natural paradise.

Why Book with Lyimo Expeditions?

Personalized Itineraries

At Lyimo Expeditions, we understand that each traveler is unique. That’s why we offer personalized itineraries tailored to your interests, preferences, and schedule. Whether you’re a solo adventurer, a couple, or a family, we create the perfect safari experience just for you.

Expert Guides

Our team of experienced guides are not just knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of Udzungwa; they are passionate storytellers who bring the park’s history and natural wonders to life. Their expertise ensures that you won’t miss any of the park’s hidden gems.

Comfortable Accommodations

We partner with some of the best lodges and campsites in the area to offer you comfortable and memorable stays. From cozy tents under the starry African sky to luxurious lodges with modern amenities, we have options to suit all tastes and budgets.

Safety and Convenience

Your safety is our top priority. We provide well-maintained vehicles, first-aid kits, and emergency protocols to ensure a worry-free adventure. Plus, our all-inclusive packages cover everything from transportation and accommodation to meals and park fees, so you can focus on enjoying your trip.


Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what some of our happy clients have to say:

"Our trip to Udzungwa with Lyimo Expeditions was a dream come true. The scenery, the wildlife, and our fantastic guide made it an unforgettable experience." – Sarah, USA

"I was blown away by the biodiversity of Udzungwa National Park. Lyimo Expeditions made sure we saw the best of it, and their commitment to conservation is truly commendable." – James, UK

"From the moment we booked to the end of our safari, everything was perfect. The personalized service and attention to detail were exceptional. Highly recommend!" – Maria, Spain

Ready to Explore Udzungwa National Park?

The wonders of Udzungwa National Park are waiting for you, and there’s no better way to experience them than with Lyimo Expeditions. Let us take you on a journey through Tanzania’s hidden gem, where every moment is filled with awe and adventure.

Book your Tanzania tours and safaris with Lyimo Expeditions today. Contact us at info@lyimoexpeditionskilimanjaro.com or call us at +255718442953. Your adventure of a lifetime begins here!

Embark on a journey to Udzungwa National Park with Lyimo Expeditions and create memories that will last a lifetime. See you in the wild!

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