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Birding in Udzungwa Mountains National Park


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Biding in Udzungwa Mountains

Birding in Udzungwa Mountains National Park

 

Birding in Udzungwa Mountains National Park
The scaly-throated honey guide is seen in many habitats. The netted bird images were taken in the Udzungwa Mountains in June 2007, courtesy of Dr. Louis A. Hansen. More Details Click Here
 
Udzungwa Birdings
The image of the pair of white-winged apalises is courtesy of Louis A. Hansen who comments: 'Adults, (male left, female right). Note the tremendous long tail which many bird books do not fully illustrate - when flying - it is magic. Udzungwa Mts, July 2007' More Details Click

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Birding in Udzungwa Mountains National Park

 
Udzungwa Mountain National Park is  one of the top ten forests for bird conservation in Africa,  with local endemic species of Udzungwa partridge,  rufous-winged sunbird and the African tailor bird, others include African Marabou, Ruppell’s Vulture, Crowned Eagle, African Hobby, Scaly Francolin, African Green Pigeon, Uluguru Violet-Backed Sunbird, African White-rumped Swift, Malachite Kingfisher, Woodland Kingfisher, Striped Kingfisher, Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, Trumpeter Hornbill, Livingstone’s Flycatcher, Livingstone’s Turaco, Crowned Hornbill, Grey Hornbill, Hoopoe, Wire-tailed Swallow, Cape Rook, Fiscal Shrike, Lesser Blue-eared Glossy Starling (Udzungwa Mountains Bird Check List)
One of the amazing thing is how The forest's vegetation keep on changing its  shapes and sizes  within the same  area. From mid-sized trees, to bigger trees that are concentrated in some areas. At all levels, the bird life are excellent  Visitors have also an opportunity to see among others the rare plants which include wild-banana and wild-coffee plants.
Udzungwa Mountain National Park offers opportunity for foot walking safari, especially for naturalists, and hikers. Walking and hiking through dense forest on the steep slope to the waterfalls while viewing the Kilombero flood plain and being entertained by endemic primates, butterflies, and birds songs. At a relaxing time walking to the  Ruiper Ranger Post along the Ruiper River, full of water buffalos and hippos, as well as birds.
For that case, Udzungwa mountain National Park is an ideal place that a person could combine Bird watching, game viewing through foot walking safari, and mountain hiking as well as forest camping.
The hiking takes 2 nights: Starting with Foot-walking game viewing, hiking and bird-watching. Accommodation: forest Camping. See Details Itinerary
There is a plan to open  new routes to ascend from Mbatwa Ranger Post (Ruaha Mtandika) to Mwanihana Peak and descending toward Sonjo, which takes 6 days; and another route to the highest peak in Udzungwa, Luhombero from Dabaga, Iringa (which takes5 to 7 days)
A more meaningful visit to the Udzungwa Mountains should at least include the half-day hike to Sanje Waterfall and one day of game drive in Mikumi National Park
It is 65 km. from Mikumi National Park
Falls inside Udzungwa Forest
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5 Days Uluguru and Udzungwa Trekking Trip
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