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The Usambara Mountains are situated in the northeastern part of Tanzania between Mount Kilimanjaro and the Indian Ocean Region of Tanga. It has been dubbed the “Galapagos” of the plant world. This incredibly beautiful and lush area is a welcome retreat from Tanzania’s Game Parks and cities. Because of its pleasant climate, the mountains were favored by the Germans and the English during colonial times, as is evidenced by the numerous historic buildings from the past. The mountain region is ideal for hiking as well as some spectacular driving.

From a distance the mountains are a colorful mosaic. On the fertile slopes around Soni and Lushoto farmers cultivate small plots but further away from the towns large areas are still covered by dense tropical forests.

The viewpoints on the southern and western side of the Usambara are well known for the spectacular views of the plains of Mkomazi and Handeni. Kilimanjaro can be seen on the horizon and at the end of the day the sunset turns the area into a tremendous pallet of unforgettable colors.

Tanzania Horizon Safaris offers Usambara Mountains from 1 day to six days Tour.Our Usambara Mountains Hiking 6 Days package treat visitors with breathtaking unique and wide vistas. This peaceful corner of Northern Tanzania is best experienced on a village to village trek. Explore Tanzania off the beaten track as you come along hillside farms nestled between the mountains and lush green rainforest. Experience the real farm life of Tanzania.



Day 1

Airport to Moshi

Our driver will pick you up at the airport and drive you to the hotel in Moshi, where you will meet a representative of Tanzania Horizon Safaris

Day 2

Moshi to Lushoto

After breakfast we will drive you to Lushoto, where you will overnight at Avocado Lodge and meet your guide for the trek.

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Day 3

Lushoto to Mkuzi

Today's journey takes us to Mkuzi. You will hike for around 4 hours and manage a distance of 12.3km. You will spend the night at Muller’s Lodge.

Day 4

Mkuzi to Kwekanga

Our day hike to Kwekanga is the longest of our trek with a distance of 18km and a walking time of 6 hours. Today’s night will be spend at a home stay, where you get to experience how local people in the Usambara Mountains live.


Day 5

Kwekanga to Rangwi

We reach Rangwi after 13km and spend the night at the Rangwi Convent.


Day 6

Rangwi to Mambo View Point Lodge

The Final leg takes us to our finish line the MamboViewPointLodge, where you will enjoy an unforgettable view over the endless plains of Tanzania and even Kilimanjaro.

    The prices include

    • Hotel accommodation in Moshi
    • Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro Airport
    • Taxi from Mambo to Lushoto on the last day
    • 1 night accommodation (B&B) in Moshi; 4 nights accommodation at home stays and lodges; 1 night accommodation at Mambo View Point Lodge
    • Fresh, nutritious meals on the mountain
    • Expert guide
    • Not included in price
    • Bottled water

    Not included in price

    • Airfare
    • Lunch or dinner at hotel in Moshi 
    • Beverages at hotel
    • Tips