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5 Days Mount Usambara Trekking

From US$ 1,750 per person
  • Free Cancellation
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highlights
  • Participate in cultural programs with the help of our guide
  • Walk through the rainforest of Magamba and visit Lukozi and Malindi villages
  • Nice moderate climate with hardly any mosquito
The Usambara Mountains are a mountain range in North-East Tanzania, approximately 70 miles (110 km) long and ranging from 20 to 40 miles (64 km) in width. Mountains in the range rise as high as 8,000 ft (2,440 m). They are part of the Eastern Arc Mountains, which stretch from Kenya through Tanzania, and are one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

The range is accessible from the towns of Lushoto in the West, and Amani in the East. The Usambaras are commonly split into two sub-ranges, the West Usambara and the East Usambara. The East Usambara is closer to the coast, receives more rainfall, and is significantly smaller than West Usambara.

The Usambaras are fairly unique in that, being in East Africa, their unspoiled regions are covered in tropical forest, which today remains mainly in the West of the continent. The mountain range was formed nearly two billion years ago.
Day 1 Airport to Lushoto 4 hours Hotel

Depart from Airport (Kilimanjaro International Airport or Dar es Salaam International Airport) to Lushoto West Usambara.

Day 2 Lushoto-Magamba forest Malindi village 6 hours Eco lodge

Breakfast followed by walking to the Magamba rainforest.

Visit an old stanch dug by the Germans during World War 1. The guide will provide an explanation of German and British Colonial history. Proceed to walk through the rainforest of Magamba via Lukozi village to Malindi village.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Malindi village.

Day 3 Malindi village-Rangwi village 6 hours Eco lodge

After breakfast, we 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 through the villages of Makose and Kagulio.

Proceed to Rangwi for dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 4 Rangwi-Mtae village 5 hours Eco lodge

After breakfast, we walk to Mtae via Sunga village and thru Shengayu forest.

On the way you will see Mamboleo village. This village is known for its soil conservation and traditional irrigation projects, which concentrate on the development of stone and bench terraces to improve farming. You can learn more from your guide on how the people of Shambaa tribe living in the area maintain their surrounding environment.

Dinner and overnight will be spent here.

Day 5 Departure Eco lodge

Wake up at 0600hrs for early morning breakfast.

After breakfast check out from Mtae and transfer by a private vehicle to a reserved hotel or you may extend your itinerary.

what’s included
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • Private guide
  • All entry fees
  • Mineral water (3 liters per day)
  • Meals during the climb
what’s excluded
  • Tips
  • Visa fees
  • Optional activities
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 5 days
Tour Type Private Tour  
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Trek difficulty Easy
Maximum altitude 90 meters
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Moshi, Tajikistan
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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Enosa Expeditions / Product Category: Trekking
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