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Great location, nice hike

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Bogota, Colombia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience hiking with our guide Yassin from "Friends of the Usambaras." Yassin was a great person to talk to about the history of the Usambaras, the history of Tanzania, etc. "Friends of the Usambaras" seems to have a positive relationship with communities in the area--during our walks, Yassin pointed out numerous places where... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Me, my brother and parents did the 4 days hiking through the Usambara mountains with Said. In one word the trip was breathtaking! We did not completely knew what to expect, what would the scenery be like, the food, the accomodation, but it was to me the best we could get. Said is a very nice guy and it was... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It was such a good choice to go and hike for three days with Friends of Usumbara. We had a unforgettable time (thanks to guide Isaa(c) who showed us the beautifull area of Usambara mountains and told us a lot). And...it wasn't expensive at all! Although we wouldn't mind paying a bit more; the organisations is investing in the community... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Definitely spend a few days in this area! Stunning, with cooler weather, and much quieter than the big cities. Of course the people in Tanzania are extremely friendly, but in this area we were particularly warmly welcomed. I can't recommend Raymond enough as a tour guide. Definitely go with the 'friends of usambara', which is a social enterprise which gives... More 

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Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Tanga Region

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