Msosa ranger post

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Altitude: 600 m.a.m.s.l.

A Security checkpoint located near the north western border of Udzungwa mountains national park. It currently serves as a TANAPA office for the western side of the park, the other being the headquarters at Mangula.

What to do there?Get your permits checked before entry to or exit from the park, or pay for and acquire them. The post is also where to get information about the park, as well as rangers for your hike.

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

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

Location of Msosa ranger postMsosa ranger post is located next to Msosa river, and near the north western border of Udzungwa mountains national park. It also is about a 15 minute drive from the village of Msosa, and twice that from the Dar es salaam - Iringa highway.

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

How to get there?By air, train or vehicle, with the first having a multitude of smaller airports in the area to use, the closest of which is in Nduli - Iringa; However, you would still require to use a vehicle from there to the ranger post.

Alternatively, you could use a private or rental vehicle to get there, or one of the large passenger buses that pass near the area from most regions of the country. Then get off at the Aljazeera restaurant or Mtandika village and use other transport means to get to the ranger post.

The TAZARA train from Dar es Salaam to Kapiri Mposhi passes through Iringa once a week, going through the northern parts of Selous game reserve as well. But the last bit from Iringa to the ranger post would require other transport means.

Either way, it is important to check with the TANAPA officials beforehand, and a registered guide or a ranger would be required to accompany you for hikes in the park. For more information on park fees and tariffs, please see the TANAPA website.

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