Hike Usambara Mountains With a Let’s view Tanzania
If you are short on time while visiting Lushoto, I can offer you short day hikes in Usambara Mountains starting from Lushoto. I can also guide multi day treks trhough the Usambara region, contact me for more information below. Lushoto is little town in Usambara region and starting point to many day hike points in Usambara mountains.
Hikes include visit to spectacular viewpoints to waterfalls and Magamba rainforest. Lushoto is easily reachable by bus from all parts of Tanzania, there are good bus connections from Arusha, Moshi, Dar es Salaam and Tanga. Tours in Usambara Mountains can be also done on bike.
Lushoto is also the starting point for hikes to the mountains. There are several viewpoints along the ridges that can be reached by hiking along many small trails that lead through farms, tea and coffee plantations, forests and hills. A famous viewpoint is the Irente Viewpoint in the west of Lushoto. It is a great place to see the sunset. Another viewpoint on the mountain is the Mambo Viewpoint, named after the nearby village. Here you can enjoy breathtaking views of the valley beneath. On a clear day Mt. Kilimanjaro can be seen at a distance. The most famous creatures are the Usambara chameleons. Additionally, there are plenty of bird species, monkeys and butterflies. In the south of Lushoto you can visit the beautiful Kisasa waterfalls. In the center of the Usambara mountains you can also visit the Mkuzi waterfalls. All this combined makes it a very beautiful, versatile and tranquil hiking area worth a visit. If you have some additional time, the East Usambara Mountains are worth a visit with the tropical Magoroto Lake to relax after your hike.
Let’s view Tanzania offers Usambara Mountains hiking ranging from a daytrip from Lushoto to several days hikes. Please contact us for further information.
Highlights of the Usambara Mountains
- Visit the markets of Lushoto
- Find traces of the first German settlements
- Visit Mkuzi & Kisasa Waterfalls
- Enjoy the view at Irente Viewpoint & Mambo Viewpoint
- Relax at Magoroto Lake
There is a lot you can see and do on a Tanzanian multi-day hike, from exploring Magamba Rainforest to walks through Rangwi villages and meeting local people in Mtae.
You will hike with our guides and discover the beautiful diversity of this vast area.
On a clear day you can see the grass plains of Mkomazi as well as Kilimanjaro, enjoying the breathtaking views. During this special walk you will have the opportunity to meet the locals who are very hospitable and welcoming.
WHEN TO GO
Dry season: December-March and June – September
Wet season: April-May and October-November
Besides the historical sites, the Usambara have a lot of interesting places and activities. It is an exquisite place for
. Bird watching
. Mountain biking or relaxing