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Great location, nice hike

I had a good end of my 3,5 months stay in East Africa as I hiked the Usambara mountains for 4 days... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2015
New Zealand
Great trekking, great organization

We ran into the organization by coincidence while walking through town. We had already made a... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2015
Jan Willem W
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0401012, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

I had a good end of my 3,5 months stay in East Africa as I hiked the Usambara mountains for 4 days. First, the service (email response, fast reaction, reliability) in advance and thoughout the whole trip was great! AAAAs for that. The hike itself...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2015

We ran into the organization by coincidence while walking through town. We had already made a booking with another more commercial agency but we changed after hearing all their stories. No pressure to change btw. Knowing we had already chosen, they just wanted to tell...More

2  Thank Jan Willem W
Reviewed 27 February 2015

My husband and I did a four-day hike with the Friends of Usambara Mountains, called the "Mtae Trek." Overall, we loved our time in the Usambara Mountains and would recommend it to anyone, but especially avid hikers. The weather was absolutely beautiful. I would definitely...More

1  Thank Ashley L
Reviewed 5 February 2015

In January 2015, I did the 3 day hike from Lushoto to Mtae and Mambo with the 'Friends of Usambara Mountains'. My guide, Richard, was very friendly and had a lot of knowledge about the area, culture and nature. He is an amazing Chameleon spotter!...More

4  Thank jjulia12
Reviewed 20 December 2014

We stayed at the Irente Farm which was very pleasant, on our first day we were met by a guide on the bus on the way to Lushoto from Moshi. We weren't sure if we should take our tour with him, or wait until we...More

1  Thank Yasemin A
Reviewed 8 November 2014

I chose friends of usambara society because they offer a one day hike of the Usamabara mountains for the excellent price of $35. Yassin was very responsive to my emails and sent Richard to pick me up when I arrived in Lushoto. I was then...More

2  Thank Nick P
Reviewed 13 September 2014

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience hiking with our guide Yassin from "Friends of the Usambaras." Yassin was a great person to talk to about the history of the Usambaras, the history of Tanzania, etc. "Friends of the Usambaras" seems to have a...More

3  Thank Jessica O
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Me, my brother and parents did the 4 days hiking through the Usambara mountains with Said. In one word the trip was breathtaking! We did not completely knew what to expect, what would the scenery be like, the food, the accomodation, but it was to...More

2  Thank Elise C
Reviewed 2 September 2014

It was such a good choice to go and hike for three days with Friends of Usumbara. We had a unforgettable time (thanks to guide Isaa(c) who showed us the beautifull area of Usambara mountains and told us a lot). And...it wasn't expensive at all!...More

1  Thank Freke E
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Definitely spend a few days in this area! Stunning, with cooler weather, and much quieter than the big cities. Of course the people in Tanzania are extremely friendly, but in this area we were particularly warmly welcomed. I can't recommend Raymond enough as a tour...More

1  Thank Alan M
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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