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Usambara Mountains


The Usambara mountains are located between the Kilimanjaro and the Indian Ocean. There are a lot of high mountains, some of the tops rise over 2000m. Between steep cliffs and rocky hilltops are small communities of the Wasamba tribe, the original tribe of the Usambara mountains.
This is an excellent place to visit for a few relaxing days, for some beautiful walks or for a stop if you are traveling between the coast and the Kilimanjaro and the National parks.
Lushoto, at the heart of the Usambara, is been located 30 km from Mombo. Around 5 hours’ drive from Moshi and 4 hours’ drive from Tanga


The area of Lushoto asked to be explored, with their beautiful waterfalls, rainforests and viewing points.

There are many possibilities for walks and views, from just 1 hour till a few days.
During a walk true the rainforests you could see the elegant Colobus monkey, blue monkeys, chameleons and a wide variety of birds. There are a lot of special trees like euphorbias, acacias, giant ferns, palms, lobelias, eucalyptus and fig trees are all to be found.s. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea sed diam voluptua. At vero eos sam et justo duo dolores et ea sed diam voluptua.

There are different areas to see waterfalls like Mkuzi, Soni and Kisasu. By visiting one of these waterfalls you’ll have time to relax, swim and enjoy the nature. If you like there is also a possibility to see the local irrigation and farming and also to scrutinize different types of rocks and soil.

Because the Usambara is full of mountains there are also beautiful viewpoints, where you can look very far. You can see the Maasai plains, Lake Manga, the highway from Arusha to Dar, sisal plantations and awesome sunsets. If it is very clear you can even see the Kilimanjaro and Nairobi.

If you like to see some culture, offcourse this is also possible in the Usambara.
There is the possibility to visit a traditional medicine man, he can explain you what he is doing. In Mtae are also the pottery women’s, they make different kinds of pottery, they like to show you what they make and they also sell their products. Also a visit to the tee factory or a wine factory is possible.

There are many more possibilities for tours in and around Lushoto, please let us help you to organise the tour you like to do. We are in contact with the companies in Lushoto, we will connect you to them.

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