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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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

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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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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
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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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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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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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