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Usambara Mountains

Tanzania
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Tanga Region
Type: Mountains
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is the best company u can choose for a trip. We did a day tour with Chris. Absolutelly amazing! View is unforgettable and the friends of usambara society is honest and sustainable.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Beautiful area, with fantastic walking with a good and reliable guide Ki Bwana, with very good command of English, who works out of the St Eugene's Hostel, Lushoto, itself a great place to stay. Ki Bwana spotted a chameleon in the bushes as we drove along a road - amazing ! Rooms at St Eugene's are simple, clean and spacious,... More

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ARUSHA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The gateway to West Usambara mountains is Lushoto, a valley market town reached by a painstakingly slow and bumpy bus ride from either Dar es Salaam (360km) or Arusha (316km).

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We also went to the office of Friends of Usambara and booked a 3 day trek.We had a fantastic guide,Boni Mdoe.His english very good and a very pleasent person to travel with. He guided us through wonderfull nature and villages and took care of all our needs.Special was his abillity to spot animals on the way.We saw lots of konjunga-cameleons,snakes... More

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Hjoerring, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

no tourists meeting only local hard working women. Exercise up and down not hard as Killimanjaro but nature in the mountains so pretty with a lot of monkeys and birds.

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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

If you are in Tanzania you can't leave without going to the Usamabara Mountains. Make sure you do your hikes and activities with Friends of Usamabara - I highly recommend Yassin who is a very informative and friendly guide, we were lucky to have him for our walk around Magamba Nature Reserve. I would like to advise that the 8... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I did a 4 day hike from Lushoto to Mambo Viewpoint and back with Friends of Usambara. Yassin the manager planned my route and Jackson was my guide - both were friendly and professional and got things just right. It was such a lovely few days, stunning scenery and time to interact with local people and children. Overnight accommodation was... More

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Morogoro, Tanzania
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The usambara ranges have many.places like soni, lushoto, amani and magoroto... And trust me I have never been so close to beauty and nature as I had been in these four places. Great adventure and tracking,fun with both family and friends

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I had a great time staying in Lushoto! The guides at Friends of Usambara ensured I had a fantastic time and I did a range of hikes in the region. Main highlight was a three day hike to Mtae. We stayed in nice local guest houses, food was delicious, the guide (super Hamza!) was very knowledgable, and became translator, teacher... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Really the most enjoyable part of my trip to Africa and so refreshing after travelling across the dusty plains of the Tanga Region. If you base yourself in Lushoto you can arrange various tours through Cultural Tourist Programmes. if you don't feel like hiking you can travel around the mountains by bus and for the more adventurous rent your own... More

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