Ng'ung'umbi Swamp

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Altitude: 2000 m.a.m.s.l.

A highland swamp that is located on the Ng'ung'umbi plateau, in the western part of Udzungwa mountains national park. It is one of the features encountered on the hiking trails, particularly those to or from Mbatwa ranger post and the park's north western end.

The swamp is home to a few wild animals such as leopards, elephants and catfish, with one of the highest points of the mountains, Luhombero peak, being visible from here.

What to do there?View the scenery or the animals in the area

Best time to visit?Any time of the year not in the rainy season of March to June.

Location of Ng'ung'umbi Swamp Ng'ung'umbi swamp is located next to its sibling — Lualla Ng'ung'umbi swamp, in the western part of Udzungwa mountains national park. For more information on this location, please see the map below.

How to get there?By hiking from Mbatwa ranger post, which can be reached by a vehicle from the Morogoro — Iringa highway, with the stops being at Aljazeera restauarant or Mtandika village.

The nearby town of Iringa can be reached by air, train or road, with the first using a multitude of airports in the area, the largest being Nduli — followed by a hired vehicle for the rest of the way.

The TAZARA train goes from Dar es Salaam to Kapiri Mposhi weekly, passing though Selous game reserve and rural parts of the country. It also goes near the southern parts of the park, an area with little to no vehicular transport.

Lastly, you could use a private or rental vehicle to get there. For more information on park fees and tariff, please see the TANAPA website.

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Related places Udzungwa mountains National park
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