Ibito valley

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Altitude: 1500 m.a.m.s.l.

An expansive river valley that is located in the north western part of Udzungwa mountains national park. It is one of the sources for the Msosa river, as well as the location of a campsite used while on the trail from Mbatwa ranger post - Ngung'umbi swamp.

It also is the location for one of several river crossings encountered while on the trail.

What to do thereView wildlife while on your walking safari as well as the breathtaking views of this expansive valley.

Best time to visitAny time of the year not in the rainy season of march to June.

Location of Ibito valleyThe Ibito valley is located in the north western highlands of Udzungwa mountains national park, with the main form of accommodation in the area being campsites. It also is one of the features crossed while on the hiking trail to Ngung'umbi swamp.

For more information on this location, please see the map below.

How to get there? By air, train, bus or private vehicle. It is about a half day hike into the mountains from Mbatwa ranger post.

The nearest town of Iringa holds Nduli airport as well as a train station for the TAZARA railway that goes from Dar es Salaam to Kapiri Mposhi weekly. From there you could use a hired vehicle to get to the start of the hike.

The two stops for those getting here by bus are at Aljazeera restaurant or Mtandika village, though you still would need to hire transport from there on. Alternatively, you could use a private or rental vehicle, though you may need to pay extra park fees for them.

For more information on park fees and tariffs, please see the TANAPA website.

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