Rungwe Mountain is the second highest mountain in Mbeya region and it dominates the skyline for several kilometers around. It is composed of 10 or more dormant volcanic craters and domes. This mountain rises above the small town of Tukuyu, at 2,960m above sea level. Rungwe Mountain is the southern Tanzania’s second highest peak and it is surrounded by catchments forest reserve which was established since 1949 and it incorporates mountaineous forest. This mountain has special spiritual significance to the local people, the Wanyakyusa and Wasafwa tribes. They normally use this mountain for traditional medicine and prayers.
The mountain is located in the southwest of Tanzania in Mbeya region.
The area can be accessed by road from Dar es Salaam.
By using Tazara Railway line from Dare s salaam to Mbeya.
The southeastern slopes of these mountains receive up to 3,000 mm of rainfall a year, which is the highest rainfall in Tanzania.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit is June to October when it is dry and warmer.
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