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indeed is african paradise

u don't expect such place in Africa...looking like Switzerland..after safari or sea holiday this... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
john c
Greater London, United Kingdom
Well worth a few days to trek and relax

Spent a few days in the Usambara mountains and was not disappointed, very relaxing trek through... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
Jason S
Melbourne, Australia
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0401012, Tanzania
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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
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Hi! I did with my four days hike in the mountains last week, my trip was well organized and impressive in every part of it. Mambo and Mtae sounded common then I rather looked for any of the less popular trips and so Yassini in...More

2  Thank vanjecher
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Although we didn’t go on a trip with friends of Usambara, the staff was very helpful without wanting to get paid. They helped us with organizing our journey from Lushoto to Tanga, calling the bus company in Tanga, organizing a shuttle down to Mombo/Liverpool Hotel,...More

1  Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 5 February 2016

we have been in this place for more than two months conducting researches with our team from Belgium

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13 May 2017|
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Response from msdry |
I also recommend Dennis Muenga. He tailored my hike for me even though we were in a small group, and I am a vegetarian so he tailored meal options for me too. Then I extended my tour after 4 days for some added days to the... More
11 January 2017|
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Response from msdry |
I think you need a guide for the treks/ hikes, I wouldn't have tried it on my own, and yeah, you could easily get lost, trails are not marked.
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