Railway & Walking Safari in Udzungwa Mountains National Park

• View game from the train as it passes through Mikumi and Selous
Some of the least visited and most spectacular views in Tanzania
• A rewarding trip for those who love strenuous hiking
• See animals at close hand without a vehicle in sight
• Incredible value for money

This is a unique opportunity to undertake game viewing by train followed by some very rewarding and fairly strenuous walking in Tanzania’s newest national park. Udzungwa has a unique rainforest with many rare plants not found elsewhere in the world. Home to six types of primate as well as populations of elephant buffalo, lion, leopard and wild dog as well as rare species of forest bird only recently discovered. Udzungwa Mountains National Park has some of the best walking in Tanzania. This trek is organized to coincide with the train timings on the Tanzania to Zambia train line.

Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Udzungwa (Monday)
Transfer from Dar es Salaam to Udzungwa by TAZARA train with professional guide onboard (about 6 hours); enjoy game viewing en route in Mikumi National Park and the Selous Game Reserve. Arrive at Mang’ula Halt at 17:49. On arrival walk through village to the Udzungwa Mountain Lodge for dinner and overnight; evening culture tour to the nearby village

Day 2 Hiking to Sanje Campsite (Tuesday)
Breakfast at the lodge, meet the guide and headed out to the Sanje waterfalls. It is about 5 to 6 hours hiking through green forest.  Expect to see monkeys, including rare Iringa red colobus and huge ancient trees, some of them 200 years old. Dinner and overnight at Sanje campsite

Day 3: Sanje to Mwanihana Peak 2150m – Sanje (Wednesday)
Trekking through the changing range of the forest; from Miombo woodland, low-land forest, sub-montane forest, highland plateau to pristine montane forest before reaching the bare rock and grass of the summit natural glades. Descend to Sanje Campsite for overnight camping. Please Note: Mwanihana Peak is the second highest peak in the Udzungwa Mountains and suitable for the keen hikers only.

Day 4: Descend to the Park head quarter (Thursday)
Early morning start descend to the park gate and walk to the lodge for hot breakfast and shower, and then rest, late afternoon walking excursions to the Ranger Post along the Ruiper River (accompanied by armed ranger), accommodation at Udzungwa Mountain Lodge.  03:34 the train will be leaving Mang’ula for Dar es Salaam, arriving late morning.

Includes
Return 1st class train Dar es Salaam to Mang’ula 4 nights’ accommodation as stated Full board food and drink excluding alcoholic drinks Services of guide and armed ranger (as necessary) All camp equipment
Park fees and taxes