Explore the beautiful nature of Usambara Mountains (Lushoto)


The Usambaras consist of two mountain blocks, the smaller is the East Usambaras lying closer to the coast with slightly higher rainfall. This block is less populated and its primary attraction is the Amani Nature Reserves, approached from Muheza, with its botanical garden, butterfly farming, tea & spice plantations. The West Usambaras are separated from the East by a valley and are approached via the district centre of Lushoto.
The mountains boast of over 3000 plant species in total and over 600 tree species. The Usambaras are part of the Eastern Arc Mountains which run parallel to the Tanzanian coast extending into Taita Hills in Kenya, and recognized as one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. This exceptional diversity attracts naturalists and nature lovers from all over the world who come to watch birds, study trees and flowers or butterflies.
The Usambara Mountains, situated in the north eastern part of Tanzania, are known for their pleasant climate, beautiful view points and fertile slopes. Favoured by the Germans and English during colonial times, the area is rich in historical buildings from the period. Excursions, which take half day or less, will include hiking and visits to Wasambaa (tribe) villages, where visitors may have a glimpse of daily life of the local people

Trip Itinerary - 6 Days Usambara TREKKING TOUR

In the morning at 7:30 am departure from Moshi to usambara mountains/lushoto area
where you will arrive in the early afternoon for lunch. Afternoon walks
or drives to Irente viewpoint and Irente Farm. The farmers produce many
types of fruits and vegetables.
Dinner and overnight at kakakuona lodge/ Camping: full board.
After breakfast drive to the Usambara Mountains through the Eastern Arc. Several shortstops for pictures, sisal plantations, and environmental explanation. Lunch on the way before reaching the designation hotel which takes about 5-6 hours from Arusha. After check-in at the hotel take a short walk to the nearby waterfalls.
Dinner and overnight at kakakuona Lodge/Camping: full board.
After breakfast, walk and tour the Usambara Mountain forests. This is a great opportunity to see several forest bird species, reptiles, butterflies, black and white colobus monkeys, and many more features. A picnic lunch is provided on the way. You can arrange a village tour where you can learn about the traditional way of life of the indigenous communities.
Dinner and overnight at kakakuona lodge/camping: full board.

After breakfast walk to Vuga Peak where Mombo and Korogwe towns can be seen.
The walk takes about 4-5 hours. The tour on Montane Forest, a high chance to see most colorful forest bird species, reptiles(like chameleons) , butterflies, black and white colobus monkey, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, and forest flowers. Pick up lunch will be provided on the way during lunchtime. On the way visit the village close to Vuga peak. On arrival at the lodge, you can take a short walk for bird watching or to the waterfalls.
Dinner and overnight at kakakuona lodge/camping: full board.
After breakfast drive to Lushoto town for a full day tour. 3-5 hours activities including a visit to Irente farm. At Lushoto town if lucky for a market day, the group will have a chance to interact with the local people who came to the market for various businesses. After this tour move to Irente farm via Irente viewpoint to observe the view of Maasai plains where domestic stock roams, a view of Lake Jipe (an alkaline lake), Mazinde town and pass the sugarcane, banana, coffee, potatoes and vegetable plantations. On arrival at the farm, the lunch will be saved. Walk back to Lushoto passing through natural trails inside the Montane Forest.
Upon the interest, short walks can be arranged for bird watching or to the waterfalls.
Dinner and overnight at kakakuona Lodge/Camping full board.
After breakfast drive to Moshi/Arusha.
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  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Professional, experienced guides
  • All meals
  • All Government taxes and levies including 18% VAT.
  • All Entrance fees
  • Pure drinking water
  • Flying doctor service incase of evacuation
  • Flights
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • Entry visa for Tanzania
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
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