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indeed is african paradise

u don't expect such place in Africa...looking like Switzerland..after safari or sea holiday this is the place to visit to escape hot temperature and get some days of extreme... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 24, 2016
john c
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

u don't expect such place in Africa...looking like Switzerland..after safari or sea holiday this is the place to visit to escape hot temperature and get some days of extreme relax..not traffic,not pollution,not noise..meet beautiful people and astonish walk to do very very raccomanded for couples and family that love nature and want discovery the real African life

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Spent a few days in the Usambara mountains and was not disappointed, very relaxing trek through mountains with some great views overlooking valley below. It is about 6 hours drive from Dar Salem so get a comfortable trip to location, if going through Tanzania it's great to experience the mountain region as well. Lots of option for accommodation and people... More 

1 Thank Jason S
Dortmund, Germany
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

After arriving in beautiful Lushoto with a group of 10 students, we discovered Usambara cultural tours, located near the bars & restaurants east of the main road. We booked a 3-day tour and started the next day, experiencing three unique days trekking and exploring the nature, culture & wildlife of the usambara mountains. Accompanied by two amazing guides who provided... More 

1 Thank felixauer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

It was nice to hike at the nature through Magamba rain forest we saw lots of chameleons,colobus monkeys and hike up to Irente view point and Mkuzi waterfalls! The food guacamole it was nice while we hike give us lots of energy!! The hike is good and not so expensive!

Thank Chaemeleon H
Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

We visited the Usambara mountains on December 2015 and we had a 3-day hiking tour organised by Friends of Usambara. The excursion was great and we had a wonderful and very interesting time with our guide walking around the villages and the mountains. Nature and landscape is amazing and we had the chance to visit remote villages and see the... More 

Thank elenihatzi
Feldkirch, Austria
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

At the end of March we did a hiking tour with the "Friends of Usambara". With our excellent guide David we hiked in 3 days from Lushoto to Mtae. He guided as through the local villages, teached us about the life in the Usambara Mountains, showed us Monkeys, spotted so many Chameleons! He made us very good picknick lunches during... More 

Thank Lila M
Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

After a week on the beach we wanted to hike in the mountains :) we read a lot about the friends of usambara and gave it a try for irentes viewpoint. Since our guide Chande was amazing we decided to do a 3 day trek to mtae. Chande is a professional chameleon spotter, no idea how he is able to... More 

Thank lampan
Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

Hi! I did with my four days hike in the mountains last week, my trip was well organized and impressive in every part of it. Mambo and Mtae sounded common then I rather looked for any of the less popular trips and so Yassini in the office organized a Masai tour downhill the mountains. I spent two nights in a... More 

Thank vanjecher
Cadolzburg, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

Although we didn’t go on a trip with friends of Usambara, the staff was very helpful without wanting to get paid. They helped us with organizing our journey from Lushoto to Tanga, calling the bus company in Tanga, organizing a shuttle down to Mombo/Liverpool Hotel, etc.. That was very convenient.

Thank Benjamin B
Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016

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

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