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After travelling across the hot and dry Masai Steppe, we ascended into the mountains. (In particular the Usambara Mountains) The road was steep and windy and went up into a moist... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Shelly Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After travelling across the hot and dry Masai Steppe, we ascended into the mountains. (In particular the Usambara Mountains) The road was steep and windy and went up into a moist, fog covered village. We stayed at the Lawn Hotel which had a comfortable bed but was very tired. The bar area was oldest but very good for drink. It... More 

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Aarhus, Arhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The trekking with Friends of Usambaras was truly enjoyable and recommendable! We were a group of 4 young women who did a 4-day trek from Lushoto to Mambo. The knowledgeable and humorous guide Issa (Iewe!) made this an unforgettable experience. He guided us through local villages, teached us about the culture and farming practices, showed us monkeys and chameleons, took... More 

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Kortenberg, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great family experience. I wrote already a review in Lushoto->activities Highly recommended. Dennis is fun and an encyclopedia of knowledge. Our tour was from Lushoto to Rangwi till Mtae.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was the first time we had traveled to East Africa, so we were a little apprehensive at first, especially as the Ebola outbreak was all over local news. We planned our whole itinerary for 3 months starting in the Lushoto Usambara Mountains, based on trip advisor comments about a local operator / guide called Said Salim. The goal was... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I had a good end of my 3,5 months stay in East Africa as I hiked the Usambara mountains for 4 days. First, the service (email response, fast reaction, reliability) in advance and thoughout the whole trip was great! AAAAs for that. The hike itself was very nice but I could have done more for these days. Still, it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We ran into the organization by coincidence while walking through town. We had already made a booking with another more commercial agency but we changed after hearing all their stories. No pressure to change btw. Knowing we had already chosen, they just wanted to tell about the foundation and their work. Changing company was the best decision we made. Chris... More 

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Mwanza, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My husband and I did a four-day hike with the Friends of Usambara Mountains, called the "Mtae Trek." Overall, we loved our time in the Usambara Mountains and would recommend it to anyone, but especially avid hikers. The weather was absolutely beautiful. I would definitely recommend some high SPF suntan lotion and a hat, as you don't realize how easily... More 

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Jesus Pobre, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

In January 2015, I did the 3 day hike from Lushoto to Mtae and Mambo with the 'Friends of Usambara Mountains'. My guide, Richard, was very friendly and had a lot of knowledge about the area, culture and nature. He is an amazing Chameleon spotter! We stayed at three lodges, Papaa Moze Lodge, Rangwi Sisters Convent and Mambo Cliff Inn.... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We stayed at the Irente Farm which was very pleasant, on our first day we were met by a guide on the bus on the way to Lushoto from Moshi. We weren't sure if we should take our tour with him, or wait until we got to our accommodation and go with the 'Friends of Usambara'. We decided to give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I chose friends of usambara society because they offer a one day hike of the Usamabara mountains for the excellent price of $35. Yassin was very responsive to my emails and sent Richard to pick me up when I arrived in Lushoto. I was then taken to the office and shown exactly where I would be going - the route... More 

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