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Usambara Mountain Trekking

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The Usambara Mountains are perfect for a brisk hike that will take about two to three days. In our blog, you can read more about hiking in the Usambara. You can also go mountain biking or climb a cliff in the area. The Usambara Mountains are considered to be a biodiversity hotspot due to a high degree of endemism in the flora and fauna found there. This mountain range was formed millions of years ago and has remained relatively undisturbed for most of that time, which has given rise the growth of old forest and other treasures. The Usambaras and the Pare Mountains form part of the Eastern Arc Mountain Range.

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  • Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation.
  • Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
  • Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
  • Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Services of a professional guide, porters and skilled cook
  • Treated water on the trek.
  • Start and finish Moshi
  • Training cost and purchase of mountain gear.
  • Emergency evacuation cover USD. 24.00 from Amref
  • Meals outside the mountain
  • Other Items not mentioned above
  • Accommodation before/after the trek
  • Trekking gears
  • Tips
  • Items of personal nature

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Free Coupons
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed

Tour Plan

In the morning at 7:30 am depart from Moshi to Lushoto West Usambara where you will arrive in the early afternoon for lunch. Afternoon walk or drive to Irente viewpoint and Irente Farm. The farmers produce many types of fruits and vegetables. Dinner and overnight at Lushoto Executive Lodge: Full board.
Breakfast followed by walking to the Magamba rainforest, visit an old stanch dug by the German during World War 1, the guide will provide an explanation of German and British Colonial history. Proceed on walking thru the rainforest of Magamba via Lukozi village to Malindi village. Dinner and overnight at Lushoto Executive Lodge: Full b
Breakfast, then walk along valleys and sloping hillsides of the inner Usambara Mountain passing by the vegetable farms lined with eucalyptus and banana trees. You will pass thru the villages of Makose and Kagulio, proceed to Rangwi. Dinner and overnight: Full board
After breakfast walk to Mtae via Sunga village and thru Shengayu forest, on the way you will see Mamboleo village, these villages are well known for their soil conservation and traditional irrigation project which concentrate on the development of stone and bench terraces to improve farming, thorough explanation by your guide on how the people of Shambaa tribe living in the area do keep their surrounding environment. Dinner and overnight: Full board.
Travel back to moshi

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