About Usambara Mountains:
Usambara Mountains are situated in the North Eastern part of Tanzania between Mount Kilimanjaro and the Indian Ocean. The mountains rise up steeply from the surrounding plains and can only be entered via a few roads. The only tortuous tarmac road in the area winds along a small river to Soni and Lushoto the largest towns in the area. Because of its pleasant climate the mountains were favored by the Germans and the English during colonial times as this is evidenced by the numerous historic buildings from the past. 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 large town. Areas are still covered by the dense
tropical forests. The viewpoints on the Southern and Western side of the Usambara Mountains are well known for the spectacular views of the Mkomazi and Handeni plains, Kilimanjaro can be seen on the horizon, and at the end of the day the sunset turns the area into tremendous palled of unforgettable colours.
Day one: Lushoto – Lukozi – Rangwi – 45km
Rain forests, traditional villages, good landscape.
Day two: Rangwi – Mtae – Jiwe la Mungu-47km
Traditional villages, view points at Mtae, “the World View Point” then Jiwe la Mungu(God’s foot print)
Day three: Jiwe la Mungu – Mkuzu – Soni – Bumbuli – 58km
Tropical rain forest, view points, traditional villages, waterfall, tea plantations.
Day Four: Bumbuli – Ambangulu – 55km
Day five: Ambangulu – Magomma– 55km
Day Six: Magoma – Nilo nature reserve – 50km
Day Seven: Nilo – Zigi – 60km
Day Eight: Amani – Muheza – Pangani
Day Nine: Pangani Saadani – Bagamoyo
Day Ten: Bagamoyo – Dar. 55km
End of tour.
US$ 2,635 Per person sharing minimum 2pax