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One of the best things to de in Tanzania

Mij friend and I walk 4 days trough the usambarae mountains with our guide Raymond Godrey (you can... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Bruges, Belgium
Beautiful trekking

We did the 3 day trek from Lushoto to Mtae and were extremely happy with our choice to come to this... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Vienna, Austria
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1 Mar 2017
“One of the best things to de in Tanzania”
16 Jan 2017
“Beautiful trekking”
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Mij friend and I walk 4 days trough the usambarae mountains with our guide Raymond Godrey (you can find him on Facebook) He know a lot about this region of Tanzania. We meet locale people and you have a better idea of Africa Before we...More

1  Thank notredamerita
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We did the 3 day trek from Lushoto to Mtae and were extremely happy with our choice to come to this region of Tansania. It is not as busy ( yet ), and the landscape is just gorgeous for the most part. A lot of...More

2  Thank amirkarim2016
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We did 3-days Lushoto to Mtae trek and it was just amazing. We decided to use Friends of Usambara and they took great care of us from the very beginning. Our guide, Boniface, collected us from the bus station and was very helpful and flexible...More

2  Thank Michal S
Reviewed 25 July 2016

u don't expect such place in Africa...looking like Switzerland..after safari or sea holiday this is the place to visit to escape hot temperature and get some days of extreme relax..not traffic,not pollution,not noise..meet beautiful people and astonish walk to do very very raccomanded for couples...More

1  Thank john c
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Spent a few days in the Usambara mountains and was not disappointed, very relaxing trek through mountains with some great views overlooking valley below. It is about 6 hours drive from Dar Salem so get a comfortable trip to location, if going through Tanzania it's...More

1  Thank Jason S
Reviewed 5 July 2016

After arriving in beautiful Lushoto with a group of 10 students, we discovered Usambara cultural tours, located near the bars & restaurants east of the main road. We booked a 3-day tour and started the next day, experiencing three unique days trekking and exploring the...More

3  Thank felixauer
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

It was nice to hike at the nature through Magamba rain forest we saw lots of chameleons,colobus monkeys and hike up to Irente view point and Mkuzi waterfalls! The food guacamole it was nice while we hike give us lots of energy!! The hike is...More

1  Thank Chaemeleon H
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We visited the Usambara mountains on December 2015 and we had a 3-day hiking tour organised by Friends of Usambara. The excursion was great and we had a wonderful and very interesting time with our guide walking around the villages and the mountains. Nature and...More

1  Thank elenihatzi
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

At the end of March we did a hiking tour with the "Friends of Usambara". With our excellent guide David we hiked in 3 days from Lushoto to Mtae. He guided as through the local villages, teached us about the life in the Usambara Mountains,...More

1  Thank Lila M
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

After a week on the beach we wanted to hike in the mountains :) we read a lot about the friends of usambara and gave it a try for irentes viewpoint. Since our guide Chande was amazing we decided to do a 3 day trek...More

1  Thank lampan
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Hello, I'm coming to Tanzania and I am Hoping to spend 5 days hiking with my husband in Usamabara hills. I will be travelling from Arusha and then on to Tanga to get to Pemba. Could someone advise me on local transport? And also do I need a guide- if yes, any recommendations? Thanks!
13 May 2017|
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Response from kintekunta723 |
Dear Kitkat, I recommend Dennis Munga. In February I sent my customers from Arusha to Tanga after their safari, what they told me after meeting this guy is "honestly we have never experience such an amazing adventure , it's... More
Hello! I am planning my trip to Tanzania for the end of this month and I have seen that few people has spoken about the local guide Said Salim. Does anyone has an email or telephone to contact him? Also, does anyone if it´s possible to do all these trekkings by yourself? Thanks!! Anna
11 January 2017|
Response from Yassin M |
Hello Anna, Thank you for your question, kindly feel welcome to the Usambara Mountains. Saidi is one of the mountain tour guides. For more information and trekking options please call us on +255272660132, +255787094725... More
We are a group of four travelers and we will be doing a three day trek in the Usumbara Mountains and we wanted to bring small gifts for the children. It was suggested that we bring something that could be shared amongst the children rather than individual items because there are many children. Perhaps, we should bring items to donate to a school - pencils and small notebooks? Any suggestions on gifts for the children would be greatly appreciated.
30 June 2016|
Response from Yassin M |
Hello Greetings from Usambara Mountains, you may bring sugar, rice, powdery milk,cooking oil, which can be easily purchased in the local stores in the near by town,what you just need to do is to bring cash while other items... More