Usambara day trips

USAMBARA MOUNTAINS

These mountains are situated in the north eastern 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.

 DAY TRIP-IRENTE VIEW POINT 4-5 hrs

Walk to Irente view point a famous view point overlooking Mazinde and Maasai plane and on the way back visit Irente farm for picnic lunch.

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DAY TRIP- MAGAMBA RAIN FOREST 5-6hrs

Visit a dense Magamba rain forest with dramatic views and a home to black and white colobus monkeys, flowers, big trees, and chameleon and for bird watchers it gives a rare chance to see the Usambara akalat, Usambara weaver, Usambara nightjar, Usambara eagle –owl, Fischer’s turaco and the banded green sunbird. Also you can visit a German trench dug during 1st world war.

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DAY TRIP- MKUZU WATERFALL 5-6hrs

Walk from Lushoto via Vuli village to Kivuga peak then continue to Mkuzu waterfall which found inside the forest. After enjoying the waterfall and the forest walk back to Muller’s Lodge for a drink then take a private transport back to Lushoto

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DAY TRIP- MAWENI SPICE TOUR 4-5hrs

A relaxed tour from Soni to Maweni farm where you can have chance to learn about different types of spices such as cardamoms, cinnamon, coffee and other much more.

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 DAY TRIP- SAKARANI WINE TOUR 6-7hrs

Drive from Lushoto to Soni and start walking through coffee plantations to Sakarani where they produce Sakarani wine from grapes on the way back take a break at Soni waterfall.

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 DAY TRIP- NDELEMAI FOREST RESERVE 7-8hrs

Drive by private transport to Kwamongo village and farmlands and spectacular views overlooking Soni and Vuga villages to Ndelemai forest a dense forest with huge trees, flowers, birds and a home to black and white colobus monkeys then catch a transport back to Lushoto.

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