With an area of 1,990 square kilometers the park is bordered
to the eastern by Kilombero valley and Selous game reserve, Mikumi
town to the north and the continuing Udzungwa Mountains to the
south which makes the total range of 10,000 square kilometers.
The park is known for its waterfalls cascading down fromMwanihama
peak which itself can be climbed in three days. Hiking to Udzungwa
requires a high level of fitness as it is a very steep climb.
The north western side has deciduous trees dominated by acacia
while in eastern side of the park has evergreen moist forest of
both lowland and montane forest.
Udzungwa forests provides shelter for a number of rare endemic
and endangered species of flora and fauna including the two diurnal
primate species that are found no where else in the world namely
the Iringa and the Sanje mangabey colobus. A walking safari will
take you through ordinary woodland, Miombo woodland then montane
rain forest while giving you the chance to spot red, black and
white colobus monkeys, different coloured butterflies and of course
buffaloes, leopards and elephants. An armed ranger is required
for walking safaris.