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1 Day hike at the Usambara Mountains

Discover the beauty of the Usambara Mountains as a day hike from Lushoto with Tanzania Horizon Safaris!

1 Day hike at the Usambara Mountains vacation with Tanzania Horizon Safaris.

1 Day hike at the Usambara Mountains with Tanzania Horizon Safaris.

Day hike at the Usambara Mountains

The Usambara Mountains are 2000m tall ridges located in the north east of Tanzania about 6 hours from Daressalaam. In the 19th century, German colonists brought crops such as coffee and tea and built many churches in the area. They brought the concept of separating the forest and villages which was assimilated by the locals. The biggest settlement within this area is Lushoto town. It is a busy trading center and offers many street markets where locals are trading their products. Lushoto is also the starting point for hikes to the mountains. There are several viewpoints along the ridges that can be reached by hiking along many small trails that lead through farms, tea and coffee plantations, forests and hills. A famous viewpoint is the Irente Viewpoint in the west of Lushoto. It is a great place to see the sunset. Another viewpoint on the mountain is the Mambo Viewpoint, named after the nearby village. Here you can enjoy breathtaking views of the valley beneath. On a clear day Mt. Kilimanjaro can be seen at a distance. The most famous creatures are the Usambara chameleons. Additionally, there are plenty of bird species, monkeys and butterflies. In the south of Lushoto you can visit the beautiful Kisasa waterfalls. In the center of the Usambara mountains you can also visit the Mkuzi waterfalls. All this combined makes it a very beautiful, versatile and tranquil hiking area worth a visit. If you have some additional time, the East Usambara Mountains are worth a visit with the tropical Magoroto Lake to relax after your hike.

Tanzania Horizon Safaris offers Usambara Mountains hiking ranging from a daytrip from Lushoto to several days hikes. Please contact us for further information.

Highlights of the Usambara Mountains

  • Visit the markets of Lushoto
  • Find traces of the first German settlements
  • Visit Mkuzi & Kisasa Waterfalls
  • Enjoy the view at Irente Viewpoint & Mambo Viewpoint
  • Relax at Magoroto Lake
Day hike at the Usambara Mountains

The Usambara Mountains are 2000m tall ridges located in the north east of Tanzania about 6 hours from Daressalaam. In the 19th century, German colonists brought crops such as coffee and tea and built many churches in the area. They brought the concept of separating the forest and villages which was assimilated by the locals. The biggest settlement within this area is Lushoto town. It is a busy trading center and offers many street markets where locals are trading their products. Lushoto is also the starting point for hikes to the mountains. There are several viewpoints along the ridges that can be reached by hiking along many small trails that lead through farms, tea and coffee plantations, forests and hills. A famous viewpoint is the Irente Viewpoint in the west of Lushoto. It is a great place to see the sunset. Another viewpoint on the mountain is the Mambo Viewpoint, named after the nearby village. Here you can enjoy breathtaking views of the valley beneath. On a clear day Mt. Kilimanjaro can be seen at a distance. The most famous creatures are the Usambara chameleons. Additionally, there are plenty of bird species, monkeys and butterflies. In the south of Lushoto you can visit the beautiful Kisasa waterfalls. In the center of the Usambara mountains you can also visit the Mkuzi waterfalls. All this combined makes it a very beautiful, versatile and tranquil hiking area worth a visit. If you have some additional time, the East Usambara Mountains are worth a visit with the tropical Magoroto Lake to relax after your hike.

Tanzania Horizon Safaris offers Usambara Mountains hiking ranging from a daytrip from Lushoto to several days hikes. Please contact us for further information.

Highlights of the Usambara Mountains

  • Visit the markets of Lushoto
  • Find traces of the first German settlements
  • Visit Mkuzi & Kisasa Waterfalls
  • Enjoy the view at Irente Viewpoint & Mambo Viewpoint
  • Relax at Magoroto Lake
  • Park fees

  • professional guide for your hike
  • All activities

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • Meals

  • Drinking water (On all days)

  • International flights (From/to home)

  • Roundtrip airport transfer

  • Accommodation before and at the end of the tour

  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)

  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

PRICE OVERVIEW

Group Size Price per person
1 person USD 95/person
2-3 people USD 90/person
4-5 people USD 85/person
6-7 people USD 75/person
8-9 people USD 70/person
10-12 people USD 65/person

Please note: You can only start this trip from Lushoto (arrival from Daressalaam or Moshi)
Transfers on request!

Why Book With Us?
Got a Question?
Do not hesitate to give us a call. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you.

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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