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6 Day Usambara Mountains Trekking

From US$ 1,650 per person
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Trekking to the Usambara mountains
  • Chance to encounter colobus monkeys
  • See huge varieties of colorful birds
  • Drives and walks to various beautiful areas of the region
This 6 days Usambara Mountains Tour will take you to one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. Covered by a thick canopy of tropical forest, the mountains offer terrain and wildlife uncommon throughout the rest of Africa.

From the foothills of Kilimanjaro with its mountain villages and coffee farms, to the plains below, and beyond through the Usambara mountains down to the Pangani Coast, there are countless miles of dirt roads, footpaths, and singletracks to explore.

Visit the remote, rugged and exotic parts of Tanzania. Stay in authentic Maasai villages and experience their cultures and ways of life.

Go on a safari drive as well as walking safari with professional guides and a support crew all dedicated to ensuring you have a safe & amazing experience. Watch herds of zebra & wildebeest while overlooking Kilimanjaro rising majestically into the African sky.

Please refer to the itinerary section for day-by-day activities.
Day 1: Arusha to Lushoto (5hrs drive)

In the morning at 7:30 am depart from Dar es Salaam to Lushoto West Usambara
where you will arrive in the early afternoon for lunch.

Afternoon walk or drive to Irente viewpoint and Irente Farm where the farmers produce many types of fruits and vegetables.

Dinner and overnight at Muller’s Lodge.

Day 2: Safari in the Usambara Mountains

After breakfast drive to the Usambara Mountains through the Eastern Arc. Several short stops 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 and then take a short walk to the nearby waterfalls.

Dinner and overnight at Muller’s Lodge.

Day 3: Usambara Mountain Trek

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 Muller’s Lodge.

Day 4: Safari in Korogwe

After breakfast walk to Vuga Peak where Mombo and Korogwe towns can be seen.
The walk takes about 4-5 hours. You have a high chance to see colorful forest birds, reptiles (like chameleons), butterflies, black and white colobus monkey, blue monkeys, velvet monkeys and forest flowers in the forest.

Lunch will be provided on the way. Visit the village close to Vuga peak. On arrival to the lodge you can take a short walk for bird watching or to the waterfalls.

Dinner and overnight at Muller’s Lodge.

Day 5: Safari in Lushoto

After breakfast drive to Lushoto town for full day tour. 3-5 hours activities including a visit to Irente farm. At Lushoto town, 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 view point to observe the view of Maasai plains where domestic stock roams, a view of Lake Jipe (an alkaline lake), Mazinde town and a main road to Dar-Es-Salaam.

Pass through sugarcane, banana, coffee, potatoes and vegetable plantations. On arrival at the farm, lunch will be served. Walk back to Lushoto passing through natural trails inside the Montane Forest.

Short walks can also be arranged for bird watching or to the waterfalls.

Dinner and overnight at Muller’s Lodge.

Day 6: After breakfast drive to Arusha.
what’s included
  • Private vehicle & driver
  • Private guide
  • Guide and driver salaries
  • Three meals a day
  • Bottled water everyday
  • All entry fees
  • Flying doctor service
  • All accommodation (as per the itinerary)
what’s excluded
  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 6 days
Tour Type Private Tour - Max 14 participants 
Minimum Participants 8 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Trek difficulty Easy
Maximum altitude 2200 meters
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Arusha, Tanzania
Good to know Usambara Mountains are not on the main Tanzania's northern tourist circuit, but if you are looking for genuine and unique African experience then the effort of getting there will reward you with unforgettable memories. It just about five hours from Moshi to Lushoto and about seven hours from Arusha by bus.
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
other information
Tanzania On Foot / Product Category: Trekking
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