Nalawe wetland

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

A small highland marsh that is located along the trail to Ngung'umbi swamp, in the north western area of Udzungwa mountains
national park. It serves as a spot to see wildlife - including buffalo and a valuable addition to the landscape of the area.

The wetland is also one of the sources for the Msingi river that flows to the east of the mountains.

What to do thereView wildlife while on your walking safari as well as the views of the river valley beyond it.

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

Location of Nalawe wetlandThe wetlands are located at the start of the Msingi river, and next to the trail from Mbatwa ranger post to Ngung'umbi swamp. It also sits in the north western part of Udzungwa mountains national park.

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

How to get there? By air, train, bus or private vehicle. The wetlands are about a half day's hike into the mountains from Mbatwa ranger post.

You could get to the ranger post by air using Nduli airport in Iringa, or the TAZARA train. Then use a taxi or hired transport to get to Mbatwa and hike from there.

The main stop for those getting here by bus is at Aljazeera or Mtandika village, though you still would need to hire transport from there on. Alternatively, you could use a private or rental vehicle.

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

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