Trekking in mount Uluguru is an exciting tour because it’s simple and short. Uluguru mountain route has a unique and diverse hydrological importance to the forest vegetation.
Rising to over 2,600m with two mountain blocks, Uluguru Mountains are part of the Eastern Arc Mountains, old crystalline chain of mountains extending from south east Kenya to the south east of Tanzania, recognized as a global biodiversity "hot spot", for high species richness, large number of endemic plant and animal species, and the delicate nature from human caused disturbances. Among them are Usambara Mountains and Udzungwa Mountains. These mountains are also given credit for the unique and diverse hydrological importance to the forest vegetation.
There are 15 species of birds which are under conservation interest, 11 endemic reptiles and amphibians, three threatened and two endemic mammals. Much of the mountains are covered with forest reserves that contains some of the oldest species trees.
Uluguru Mountains are part of the Eastern Arc mountain chain.
To visit Morningside, an old German mountain hut at about 1000 m above sea level are one of the most popular hikes, a short daytrip.
For the “top of the world” feeling, set your plan for hiking to Lupanga Peak, 2150 m above sea level, a tough walk of 6 to 8 hours. The inside of the forest on the way up can be slippery and difficult in the rain, but you might be awarded with meeting some rare birdlife.
WHEN TO GO
Accessible all year around, wet in the rainy seasons, especially from mid-Marc to mid-May.
Culture Tour Hiking and forest walking in Uluguru Mountains
The Main Object is using natural attraction and cultural heritage of the mountain people to earn substantial income, which can be used as an effective tool for enhancing these communities’ economic wellbeing and mountain natural environment conservation.