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Breathtaking tour through Usambara mountains

Me, my brother and parents did the 4 days hiking through the Usambara mountains with Said. In one... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2014
Elise C
The Hague, The Netherlands
Loved it!!!!

It was such a good choice to go and hike for three days with Friends of Usumbara. We had a... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2014
Freke E
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 9 September 2014

Me, my brother and parents did the 4 days hiking through the Usambara mountains with Said. In one word the trip was breathtaking! We did not completely knew what to expect, what would the scenery be like, the food, the accomodation, but it was to...More

2  Thank Elise C
Reviewed 1 September 2014

It was such a good choice to go and hike for three days with Friends of Usumbara. We had a unforgettable time (thanks to guide Isaa(c) who showed us the beautifull area of Usambara mountains and told us a lot). And...it wasn't expensive at all!...More

1  Thank Freke E
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Definitely spend a few days in this area! Stunning, with cooler weather, and much quieter than the big cities. Of course the people in Tanzania are extremely friendly, but in this area we were particularly warmly welcomed. I can't recommend Raymond enough as a tour...More

1  Thank Alan M
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

This is the best company u can choose for a trip. We did a day tour with Chris. Absolutelly amazing! View is unforgettable and the friends of usambara society is honest and sustainable.

3  Thank Meike A
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Beautiful area, with fantastic walking with a good and reliable guide Ki Bwana, with very good command of English, who works out of the St Eugene's Hostel, Lushoto, itself a great place to stay. Ki Bwana spotted a chameleon in the bushes as we drove...More

3  Thank Hopeful64
Reviewed 22 July 2014

The gateway to West Usambara mountains is Lushoto, a valley market town reached by a painstakingly slow and bumpy bus ride from either Dar es Salaam (360km) or Arusha (316km).

Reviewed 2 July 2014

We also went to the office of Friends of Usambara and booked a 3 day trek.We had a fantastic guide,Boni Mdoe.His english very good and a very pleasent person to travel with. He guided us through wonderfull nature and villages and took care of all...More

4  Thank dov24750
Reviewed 1 July 2014

no tourists meeting only local hard working women. Exercise up and down not hard as Killimanjaro but nature in the mountains so pretty with a lot of monkeys and birds.

3  Thank torben w
Reviewed 15 May 2014

If you are in Tanzania you can't leave without going to the Usamabara Mountains. Make sure you do your hikes and activities with Friends of Usamabara - I highly recommend Yassin who is a very informative and friendly guide, we were lucky to have him...More

4  Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 2 March 2014

I did a 4 day hike from Lushoto to Mambo Viewpoint and back with Friends of Usambara. Yassin the manager planned my route and Jackson was my guide - both were friendly and professional and got things just right. It was such a lovely few...More

2  Thank Sarah-JC77
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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