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Group Climbs: 5 Days Usambara Mountains Group Hike

January 10 to January 15, 2025

Arrival: January 10, 2025
Hiking from: January 11 to January 14, 2025
Departure: January 15, 2025

5 days Usambara Mountains group hike

A 5 days Usambara Mountains group hike with Tanzania Horizon Safaris

In the northeastern corner of Tanzania lies a hidden jewel, an oasis of tranquility and natural wonder – the Usambara Mountains. Tanzania Horizon Safaris invites you on a transformative 5 days Usambara Mountains group hike, promising an escape from the ordinary and an immersion into the heart of this breathtaking landscape.

Your adventure commences in the charming town of Lushoto, the perfect gateway to the Usambara Mountains. Here, amidst the cool climate and colonial architecture, Tanzania Horizon Safaris welcomes you to a world where time seems to slow down. The 5 Days Usambara Mountains Group Hike promises a departure from the ordinary, as you set out on trails guided by seasoned experts.

The lush forests of the Usambara Mountains become your sanctuary, alive with the symphony of nature. Tanzania Horizon Safaris, known for delivering exceptional travel experiences, ensures that your journey is not just a physical one but a deep dive into the untamed wilderness. The beauty of the Usambara Mountains reveals itself with each step, creating a connection between you and the natural wonders that unfold.

Beyond the verdant trails, the group hike takes you to traditional villages nestled in the embrace of the mountains. Here, the pulse of daily life beats to the rhythm of age-old traditions. Tanzania Horizon Safaris facilitates authentic encounters with the local communities, offering you a glimpse into their world. Cultural exchanges, traditional dances, and the simplicity of life in the Usambara Mountains become an integral part of your 5-day expedition.

A highlight of your journey is the ascent to Irente Peak, the highest point in the Usambara Mountains. Guided by experienced locals, this part of the 5 days Usambara Mountains group hike is not merely a physical challenge; it’s a spiritual journey. The panoramic views from Irente Peak, stretching across the undulating landscapes, offer a sense of accomplishment and a profound connection to the earth beneath your feet.

As you descend from the heights, each step becomes a moment of reflection. The Usambara Mountains, with their rugged beauty and serene valleys, leave an indelible mark on your soul. Tanzania Horizon Safaris ensures that your descent is as thoughtful as your ascent, allowing you to absorb the tranquility of the surroundings and appreciate the journey from a new perspective.

Back in Lushoto, your 5-day adventure concludes with a celebration of camaraderie. Tanzania Horizon Safaris orchestrates a farewell that echoes the bonds forged on the trails. The shared experiences, the laughter, and the challenges overcome together become the fabric of lasting memories.

This 5 days Usambara Mountains group hike with Tanzania Horizon Safaris is not just a trek through the mountains; it’s a holistic immersion into the beauty of nature, the richness of culture, and the strength of human connection. The Usambara Mountains, with their untouched beauty and hidden wonders, become the backdrop for a journey that transforms and rejuvenates. Join Tanzania Horizon Safaris on this extraordinary adventure, and let the Usambara Mountains weave their magic into the fabric of your travel story.

Today we will organize your transport to Lushoto town, right next to the Usambara Mountains.

You can arrive from Daressalaam, Moshi or Arusha. On your arrival, you will meet our guide. He will check your equipment to ensure that you are well prepared for your hike.

Overnight will be in Lushoto, where you will have dinner.

Start your hike at 8:30am, departing Lushoto town and going to the royal village Kwembago where the first king of the Sambaa tribe lived. You will then reach the Magamba tropical rainforest. Here you will visit a German trench cave as well as have the opportunity to see black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, birds, many colorful butterflies and Jacksons chameleons. You will enjoy lunch at Magamba viewpoint and then hike to Lukozi where you will overnight.

Approx. Distance: 11km Hiking Time: 6 hours

 

 

Following breakfast you will start out at 9am, heading through farms where you can see coffee and banana plantations and experience local village life. Here you have the option of visiting the beautiful Mkuzi Waterfalls. You will have great views of the rolling hills of Lushoto. You will hike to Rangwi sister’s convent to have dinner and overnight.

Approx. Distance: 10km Hiking Time: 5 hours

 

 

Start the day hiking through the beautiful Shagayu rainforest. Here you will be able to see the famous Usambara violet flower which was discovered in 1884 by Saint Paul. At 6:30pm you will arrive at Mtae viewpoint to watch the sunset (altitude of 1900m).Approx. Distance: 10km Hiking Time: 5 hours

 

 

Catch an early morning bus from Mtae to Kwesimu village. You will hike from here to Irente farm (abour 1 hour). Enjoy a breakfast with fresh coffee here before heading to Irente viewpoint where you have wonderful views across the sisal plantations and cliff tops. If you still have enough time & energy, you can hike to the beautiful Kwesimu Waterfalls. From here you will head back to Lushoto town, where you will have overnight and a well deserved shower.

Approx. Distance: 5km Hiking Time: 2.5 hours

 

 

After your overnight in Lushoto, you will enjoy a nice breakfast before you can say goodbye to the beautiful Usambara Mountains.

From here we will organize your transfer to Moshi, Arusha or Daressalaam.

  • Accommodation at Lushoto before the trip and after the trip
  • Food
  • Water
  • Village fees
  • Guide salary
  • Government taxes
  • Emergency first-aid kit

– Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
– Travel insurance
– Flights
– Laundry (Available at hotel)
– Personal items and toiletries
– Tips for your guide

Tipping at Usambara Mountains from the trekking group (not per climber):
• Guides: $20/day/guide

Why Book With Us?

Absolutely yes. We will arrange all airport transfers for you from and to the airport so that you don’t have to worry about how to get to your hotel. One of our drivers or guides will come to pick you up and take you back to the airport. This is already included in our offers and services.

A private departure can be arranged at any time according to your individual travel dates for highest flexibility. A group departure has a planned schedule on a specific date and let you share some costs while travelling. So if you are on a budget and want to meet friends from all over the world you can join one of our groups.

Absolutely yes. Our handpicked hotels all offer you to safely store your luggage during your climb. In this way you can leave all gear that you won’t need during your climb at the hotel. That is very convenient if you are planning to go on a safari or to Zanzibar after your hike.

Tanzania Horizon Safaris has worked out a very transparent cancellation policy. In most cases we can offer a voucher if you have  to postpone your travel. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please note that deposits are non-refundable as they have to be used for making reservations for your hotel and transport.

*If a booking is cancelled the client is subject to a cancellation fee as follows:

  • until 4 weeks prior to departure – 30% Cancellation Fee
  • 4-2 weeks prior to departure – 50% Cancellation Fee
  • 2-1 weeks prior to departure – 75% Cancellation Fee
  • less then 1 week prior to departure – 100% Cancellation Fee: The company reserves the right to cancel any tour at its sole and absolute discretion, without prior notification in instances where this is unavoidable. However, in that case the company agrees to refund all money that has already been paid by the client. This shall be the company’s sole responsibility to the client and no claim for any damages, howsoever arising, shall accrue against the company.

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