My son and I splurged on their honeymoon cottage (270 degree view) for two nights in October 2012. To say that our eyeballs exploded would be an understatement. Although we spent 3 hours in traveling there from the tarmac road, I'd have done a day on bumpy roads to get to this glorious spot, atop a peak among the Usambara mountains. Herman and Marion, the kind and socially conscious lodge owners, outfitted us with a very nice woman guide for our day hike in the village. Even in the foggy early part, the scenery was surreal. It cleared up very soon and the terraced gardens lining the hillsides came into full view - stunning. Lodge food is local, but very delicious to this western palate. The charcoal stove in our cottage was inadequate to heat us much. Bring warm clothes, even if you're sweating down on the tarmac, this place is elevated. Truly the high point of my 20 odd weeks in Tanzania. Would return in a heartbeat. Understand that it is a 2 hour cab ride from Lushoto to MamboViewPoint. Herman is extremely prompt in responding to electronic communications.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- MamboViewPoint is an Eco Lodge which is situated close to the village Mambo in the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania. Enjoy breathtaking views from your platform. ... more less