The Taita Hills cover an area of 1000kmsq and they form the northern most part of the Eastern Arc Mountains. Taita hills rise to a maximum elevation of 2208m above sea level at Wuria peak. Most of the hill is covered by the Taita Hills forest. The taita hills forest hold a unique biodiversity with 13 types of animals found only in the taita hills and nowhere else in the world. In addition, 22 plant species found in the Taita Hills forests are typical of the eastern Arc forests.