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Beautiful unspoiled area

Our travel company Tanzania Journeys booked us a trip in the Usambara Mountains, starting from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful few days in Lushoto

Only had time for day hikes, but had a great full day walk with the help of Hassan from COCAFA to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our travel company Tanzania Journeys booked us a trip in the Usambara Mountains, starting from Lushoto. Accompanied by a guide from the wonderful organisation Friends of Usambara (a percentage of your money is used for their local agricultural and treeplanting program) we first visited Irente...More

Thank ArtistheP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only had time for day hikes, but had a great full day walk with the help of Hassan from COCAFA to Irente and Magamba. It isn't too strenuous, but it was nice to experience a side of Tanzania that isn't inundated with tour groups. Hassan...More

Thank jborts
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Challenging..... glad I did it Helps place life in context. The people were open and warm the vista is humbling and the history leaves you wanting more. Make sure you bring your dry fit clothes plenty of American dollars wet wipes and hand gel. Go.......

Thank amiller122017
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Mij friend and I walk 4 days trough the usambarae mountains with our guide Raymond Godrey (you can find him on Facebook) He know a lot about this region of Tanzania. We meet locale people and you have a better idea of Africa Before we...More

1  Thank notredamerita
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We did the 3 day trek from Lushoto to Mtae and were extremely happy with our choice to come to this region of Tansania. It is not as busy ( yet ), and the landscape is just gorgeous for the most part. A lot of...More

2  Thank amirkarim2016
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We did 3-days Lushoto to Mtae trek and it was just amazing. We decided to use Friends of Usambara and they took great care of us from the very beginning. Our guide, Boniface, collected us from the bus station and was very helpful and flexible...More

2  Thank Michal S
Reviewed 25 July 2016

u don't expect such place in Africa...looking like Switzerland..after safari or sea holiday this is the place to visit to escape hot temperature and get some days of extreme relax..not traffic,not pollution,not noise..meet beautiful people and astonish walk to do very very raccomanded for couples...More

1  Thank john c
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Spent a few days in the Usambara mountains and was not disappointed, very relaxing trek through mountains with some great views overlooking valley below. It is about 6 hours drive from Dar Salem so get a comfortable trip to location, if going through Tanzania it's...More

1  Thank Jason S
Reviewed 5 July 2016

After arriving in beautiful Lushoto with a group of 10 students, we discovered Usambara cultural tours, located near the bars & restaurants east of the main road. We booked a 3-day tour and started the next day, experiencing three unique days trekking and exploring the...More

3  Thank felixauer
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

It was nice to hike at the nature through Magamba rain forest we saw lots of chameleons,colobus monkeys and hike up to Irente view point and Mkuzi waterfalls! The food guacamole it was nice while we hike give us lots of energy!! The hike is...More

1  Thank Chaemeleon H
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13 May 2017|
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Response from kintekunta723 |
Dear Kitkat, I recommend Dennis Munga. In February I sent my customers from Arusha to Tanga after their safari, what they told me after meeting this guy is "honestly we have never experience such an amazing adventure , it's... More
10 January 2017|
Response from Yassin M |
Hello Anna, Thank you for your question, kindly feel welcome to the Usambara Mountains. Saidi is one of the mountain tour guides. For more information and trekking options please call us on +255272660132, +255787094725... More
30 June 2016|
Response from Yassin M |
Hello Greetings from Usambara Mountains, you may bring sugar, rice, powdery milk,cooking oil, which can be easily purchased in the local stores in the near by town,what you just need to do is to bring cash while other items... More