Uluguru

Uluguru Mountains are a mountain range in eastern Tanzania, named after the Luguru tribe. The main portion of the Uluguru Mountains is a ridge running roughly north-south and rising to 2,630 metres (8,600 ft) altitude at its highest point. On the main Uluguru range, 50 villages touch the forest boundary and over 151,000 people are found within the mountain area, often at increasing densities at higher altitudes up to the forest boundary.

The vegetation of the Uluguru main ridge and the outlying blocks is extremely variable. It ranges from drier lowland coastal forest habitats, to transitional rainforests, to sub-montane, montane and upper montane forest types.

Ulugulu Activities

Morning Side tour
Walk through Towelo and Ruvuma village to Morning Side, an old German settlement. Walk back through scenic farmlands.

Madola tour
Visit Madola village to meet a traditional healer.

Usolo tour
Drive through Mikuyuni centre to Usolo where you can enjoy walking, fishing, and meeting the locals.

Nugutu traditional village tour
Participate in village life of the Walugulu people-try traditional food and drink, dance with them and learn to make handicrafts.

Kinole village tour

There are three options available under this tour:

1. Start from Kinole village and come down the Uluguru Mountains to Morogoro, passing a historical site on the way.

2. Start from Kinole village towards Morogoro through a forest reserve, where you can watch the antics of blue monkeys and black and white colobus monkeys.

3. Start from Kinole village towards Morogoro through Tegetero and Bangilo villages and forest reserves. Here too, you have the opportunity of seeing blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and birds.

Lupanga tour
Start from Morogoro and pass through lush farmlands before you go uphill to the second highest peak of the Uluguru. Enjoy the waterfalls, rainforest, endemic species of birds, insects and monkeys.

Bunduki tour
Swim and camp at the Hululu waterfall site.

Lukwangulu Plateau tour
A panoramic view is on offer from the only plateau in the Ulugurus. There is the option of staying overnight with the villagers.

Maasai village tour
Stay overnight in a Maasai village with the colourful tribe and partake in their traditional meals and markets.

Town tour
Take a tour of Morogoro town-walk, drive or ride. This can be arranged by the tourist office.

Kibwe waterfall tour
Walk to the seasonal Kibwe waterfall and view Morogoro town from the peaks of the Uluguru Mountains.

Kigurunyembe tour
Feel the cool waters of a rock stream and take a dip. Or just camp beside it and refresh yourself.