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a diverse place for scientifi studies

we have been in this place for more than two months conducting researches with our team from Belgium

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
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Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we have been in this place for more than two months conducting researches with our team from Belgium

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We enjoyed few days of trekking in Usambara forests and villages. We can only recommend to go there if you like hiking. However the main negative is uneasy transport there. If you take direct bus from Dar or Arusha you must count with at least 6 hours of sweating and uncomfortable drive. Maybe it would be better to take AC... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We had an amazing three-days trekking in the Usambara Mountains with Saïd. We really enjoyed his company and all the things he taught us. This region is so beautiful, so many colors everywhere as well as smiles. We would recommand it to anyone that enjoys hiking. Saïd is a greeaaat guide!!!! François & Tatiana

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

What a wonderful three day trek we had in the Usambaras with David as our excellent guide! I am so glad we did not miss going to this area, which most people skip. It was refreshing to see so few Westerners. We saw 0 Westerners while hiking through the villages for 3 days and were greeted by tons of young... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We planned a 5 day trip to the usambaras via Friends of Usambaras ($320 per person). We were guided by Omari and he was excellent, his guidance ranged from wilderness to local traditions and current living in the area. He also took us to his home which was a very humbling and eye opening experience. Our time with him was... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The winding paths and picturesque villages with it's cool climate, makes this a real gem to unwind at on your trip to TZ

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Shelly Beach, Australia
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118 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

After travelling across the hot and dry Masai Steppe, we ascended into the mountains. (In particular the Usambara Mountains) The road was steep and windy and went up into a moist, fog covered village. We stayed at the Lawn Hotel which had a comfortable bed but was very tired. The bar area was oldest but very good for drink. It... More 

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Aarhus, Arhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The trekking with Friends of Usambaras was truly enjoyable and recommendable! We were a group of 4 young women who did a 4-day trek from Lushoto to Mambo. The knowledgeable and humorous guide Issa (Iewe!) made this an unforgettable experience. He guided us through local villages, teached us about the culture and farming practices, showed us monkeys and chameleons, took... More 

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Kortenberg, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great family experience. I wrote already a review in Lushoto->activities Highly recommended. Dennis is fun and an encyclopedia of knowledge. Our tour was from Lushoto to Rangwi till Mtae.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was the first time we had traveled to East Africa, so we were a little apprehensive at first, especially as the Ebola outbreak was all over local news. We planned our whole itinerary for 3 months starting in the Lushoto Usambara Mountains, based on trip advisor comments about a local operator / guide called Said Salim. The goal was... More 

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