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Udzungwa Mountains National Park
is a decent sized conservation area which runs to an impressive 1900 square kilometres in the Southern Region
This area is of extreme ecological importance, one of Africa's rare islands of endemism, whose tropical forests harbour a huge range of rare species. The area is very little visited and offers some interesting hiking routes into the mountains.
The main potential downsides in Udzungwa Mountains are that the reasons to visit are rather subtle, the flora and fauna are difficult to access and appreciate, the wildlife very scarce, hiking conditions are tough, the main access areas are encroached upon by human habitation and commercial farming. The the area is not easily built into most trips and has a very limited choice of accommodation.UpsidesDownsidesAccommodationTrips