Uluguru Mountains, Morogoro

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The 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 2630m 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 Ulugurus lie 200 km inland from the Indian Ocean. They are part of a chain of mountains in eastern Africa collectively called the Eastern Arc Mountains, which include the Taita Hills, Pare Mountains, Usambara Mountains, Nguru Mountains, Rubeho, Ukaguru, Udzungwa Mountains and Mahenge Mountains.
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.
Climatically, the Uluguru mountains capture moisture passing inland from the Indian Ocean and the east facing slopes are especially wet, with rainfall estimated at over 3000mm per annum, with some rain falling in every month.
The forests of the mountains provide the water catchment areas for the streams and rivers. This water flows mainly from the forest-capped peaks of the Ulugurus with the streams joining to form the Ruvu river, which provides the water supply to the city of Dar es Salaam. Most of the neighboring population, around 3 million people, and the major industries in Tanzania rely on this water supply for their continued survival. The loss of the Uluguru forests and any reduction in water supply potential of the mountains could therefore have a drastic impact on the human well-being and the industrial capacity of Tanzania.
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  • Hi, We had an amazing experience late January this year with couple of friends at uluguru mountain, it was amazing seeing a part of land mark of Morogoro Town from up there "Morning site", we had fun ...  more »
  • the hike in the uluguru mountain was a very nive discovery ( animals, landscape, field of culture, inhabitants...) I thank my guide, ( Elton) for making me discover this beautiful mountain. Asante San...  more »
  • If you are looking to go trekking in the Uluguru Mts or want to set up a visit to Mikumi National Park, make contact with Grayson graysonomogitz@gmail.com. +255718561494. We went trekking with him for...  more »
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  • When in Morogoro never leave without hiking and camping on the Uluguru Mountains. Great views, great place for camping.
  • It is a great place with Cool atmosphere and great view. There birds and plants of different species. It is a place to go for adventures.
  • Beautiful mountain, conservation site. Its can be challenging to climb, some sections are quite steap. But one thing you notice is climate change, once you start climbing, allot of the land in the lower sections have been cleared for human use, and as you ascend, you notice how the absence of human activities in protected areas is so beneficial for nature. Its has lush green forests, pure fresh drinking water from within the mountain, absolutely beautiful. And as you reach the summit, you get to see clear boundaries where human activities have reached and how we are slowly destroying some of the most precious and beautiful treasures.
  • Perfect place for mountain climbing. Viewing different plant species. Beautiful waterfalls Adhering local natives
  • Its an year and a half now since i Climbed Mount.Uluguru It was cool paying a visit there, treking up the summit👌 Was Top Notch and Also the view of the Whole Morogoro with the Bright Sun shining🤩👍 . Amazing Experience Mashaa Allah😊
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