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Udzungwa National Park
Udzungwa Mountains National Park is a national park in Tanzania with a size of 1,990 km2 (770 miles2). The habitats contained within the national park include tropical rainforest, mountain forest, miombo woodland, grassland and steppe. There is a vertical height range of 250–2,576 metres (the peak of Lohomero), which incorporates the Udzungwa Mountains part of the Eastern Arc Mountains. These accommodate upwards of 400 species of bird, 2500 plant species (one-fourth of which are endemic), and 6 primate species. Such numbers make its biodiversity the second largest of a national park in Africa.
Out of the six primate species found in here, five are endemic. The Iringa red colobus and Sanje crested mangabey can only be found in here, in the Udzungwa Mountains National Park. The mangabey remained undetected by biologists prior to 1979.
Activities like hiking and trekking are the centrepiece of tourism in the Udzungwa Mountains National Park. As there is no roads leading up to the park and is accessible only on foot, these activities are predominant. These hiking trails range in difficulty level from one-hour trek to extreme 6-day trekking challenges. Sanje Waterfalls trail is the most common of them which takes around four hours to complete and allow the trekkers to visit the stunning 170m waterfall along the trekking route. Swimming in the cold waters of the waterfall is part the trekking activity.