Tanzania - Southern Highlands (PDF Chapter)
This is the Southern Highlands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Tanzania guidebook.
The Highlands are wonderfully scenic and a delight to explore, with rolling hills, lively markets, and plenty of wildlife. Hike in the Udzungwa Mountains, watch wildlife in Mikumi or Ruaha National Parks, or head well off the beaten track to Tanzania’s southwesternmost corner.
- spot elephants amid the baobabs in wild and rugged Ruaha National Park
- track snorting wildebeest, grazing buffaloes and skittish impalas in lovely and easy-to-access Mikumi National Park
- relax on the tranquil shores of Lake Nyasa, with its verdant mountains cascading down to quiet coves
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Morogoro, Mikumi National Park, Mikumi, Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Iringa, Isimila Stone Age Site, Kalenga, Ruaha National Park, Makambako, Njombe, Kitulo National Park, Mbeya & around, Tukuyu, Lake Nyasa, Songea, and Tunduru.
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