Brooding and primeval, the forests of Udzungwa seems positively enchanted: a verdant refuge of sunshine-dappled glades enclosed by one- hundred foot high trees, their buttresses layered with fungi, lichens, mosses and ferns. Udzungwa is the largest and most bio-diverse of a chain of a dozen large forest-swathed mountains that rise majestically from the flat coastal scrub of eastern Tanzania. Known collectively as the Eastern Arc Mountains, this archipelago of isolated massifs has also been dubbed the African Galapagos for its treasure trove of endemic plants and animals, most familiarly, the delicate African violet.


Documentary / Wildlife
24 min