It s the first time I write a comment on trip advisor even though I traveled a lot and tripadvisor is always very helpful!
I wanted to write about the great experience we had going on a hike through the amazing Usumbara mountain with Said Selim. He answered every single question I asked by email before arriving. Once there, he was waiting for us at the bus station and took us to our hotel for a last discussion about the hike. Then we went on a wonderful 3 days hike, he knew everything about the plants, the history, the culture of the region. He explained every thing and answered all the questions with patience and always smiling. He loves his region, his job, and we can see it.
Far from the big touristic experience you can have in Tanzania. We went through the forest, and villages where the always smiling children would come and speak with us, never asking for money, only wanting to share a moment (even though if you bring them candies and pen they are more than happy!). The still traditional villages are ful of colours and the life there seems peaceful and quiet.
Plus, we saw many monkeys unlike the other few tourists we met that haven t seen any!!!
I would totally recommend Lushoto with Said Selim!
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