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Usambara Mountains
Usambara Mountains

Usambara Mountain


The Usambara Mountain are situated in the northeastern part of Tanzania between Mount Kilimanjaro and the Indian Ocean Region of Tanga. It has been called 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.



  • Walking the Usambaras Mountains
  • Visit the village of Lushoto
  • Walking to Irente view point and through the Pare mountains and Eastern arch mountain ranges
  • Visit the Armani nature reserve.
  • Cultural walking safaris and hikes – day trips or extended day hikes to various picturesque villages. Meandering walking trials to million dollar view points.
  • Mountain biking.

Mountain ranges, forested areas, river systems, bird life, primates and forest dwellers.

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