Mizimu campsite

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Altitude: 780 m.a.m.s.l.

One of several campsites that are located near the eastern end of Udzungwa mountains national park, with the name 'Mizimu' being Swahili for spirits. It is located near a space that was deemed a sacred ritual site by the people who used to live in the area.

It is normally used by those on the Mwanihana, Lumemo and Luhombero trails with visitors requiring their own camping equipment. Facilities such as toilets and water are available.

What to do there?Spend a night camping amidst the rain forest, after a long day hiking or just use it as a rest stop. You could also visit the old ritual sites nearby or go bird watching.

For a list of other attractions in the area, please see our attractions page.

Best time to visit?Any time of the year except for the rainy season of March to June.

Location of Mizimu campsiteMizimu campsite of Udzungwa mountains national park is located along the trail from Sonjo ranger post to Njia panda campsite and Mwanihana peak. It is also deep within the rain forest region and next to a river on the eastern slopes of the mountains.

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

How to get there?Via a one day hike from Sonjo ranger post on the eastern border of the park, or an even longer one from Udekwa village and Luhomero peak in the west, and Lumemo ranger post in the south.

All of these ranger posts can be reached by air, land or train from major cities of the country, with the train being a weekly one running from Dar to Kapiri Mposhi.

For more information on park fees and tariffs, please see the TANAPA website. Also note that you may need a TANAPA ranger and/or a guide to accompany you for all hikes to this location.

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