Morogoro is a eastern region of Tanzania, about 4 hours by bus from Dar es Salaam.
It is a popular area for girls to pick strawberries on Uluguru Mountain.
Dragonea Hotel’s pizza is exceptional.
Click here for a list of chameleons in Morogoro.
Morogoro is the most Chameleons inhabited in Tanzania, Mt. Uluguru, Mt. Nguru, Magombera Forest, and Sali Forest.
There are three species at Mt. Uluguru, but there are two spots.
Looking for Kinyongia Uluguruensis and Kinyongia Oxyrhina
When searching for these two types, it is easy to search at the following marker point.
Enter the protected area of Mount Uluguru and go to the village deeper through the Bunduki campsite, where villagers will find chameleons for you. The admission fee is around 3000TZS. * Although it is actually 10USD, it is the local price.
Looking for Rhampholeon Uluguruensis
This pygmy chameleon is only available at Bondwa Peak, so do your best to climb to the top.
To enter, pay the entrance fee at the office (house mark on the map). After that, go to Morningside’s guide house by motor cycle (tent mark), and then climb to Bondwa Peak (mountain mark) for about 3 hours on foot.
The area is home to endemic species such as Kinyongia Fischeri and Rhampholeon Acuminatus. Rhampholeon Acuminatus lives only in the depths of the mountain, but Kinyongia Fischeri and others live in the village.
The following marker is the location of Mafuta village where the entrance is.
There was also a Trioceros Melleri in this village.
You probably need to camp with a guide to find Rhampholeon Acuminatus all the way to the mountains. Please ask the following officers.
The entrance fee must be paid at the Mkindo village office, but if you contact the following officers in advance, you will be able to pay with electronic money.
Forest office contact
Name: Unknown, Reserve Officer
Magombera Forest Reserve
Kinyongia Magomberae, found recently, is inhabited. Usually you have to pay the entrance fee at Ifakara Forest Office, but there are also guided tours at tourist camp sites (Hondo Hondo etc.) and hotels etc. If you use it, you don’t have to go there.
The offices that carry out forest conservation activities are located at the following marker, and if you ask people here, they will guide you.
The Ifakara forest office is located at the following marker.
Sali Forest Reserve
There is Rhampholeon Beraduccii in this forest. To Sali Forest Reserve, go from Ifakala to Mahenge and pay the entrance fee at the forest office (house mark on the map). Take the bus heading further south from Mahenge, transfer at the fork to Sali, and about 1 hour drive from there to Sali.
It will be accessed from the southeast of the mountain, but since the detailed route is unknown, it seems good to ask a villager for a guide.
Forest office contact