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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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Jerusalem District, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 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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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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Washington, D.C.
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We did a four day trek with Said Salim from Usambara Adventures and it was fabulous. We hiked one way from Lushoto to Matae staying in a few towns on the way. The accomodations are very basic (most villages have no running water or electricity) but everything was clean. We did not have sleeping bags as Said had arranged for... More

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UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The Usambara mountains are beautiful, I'd soooo recommend them! Went with my boyfriend last month and loved it! We walked for 5 days with Said Salim. Said is brilliant, he sorted out everything! He picked us up from Dar and we went together by bus to Lushoto. He had booked nice guesthouses for us and was such a friendly knowledgeable... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I've been to the Usambara's three times, each time it fills up my heart. I've made wonderful friends in Lushoto, hiked to numerous lookouts that will leave you gob-smacked. Your tourist dollars get put to good work up there, working through the Friends of Usambara Society, they will show you around, but also invest in projects that improve the lives... More

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