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Usambara Mountain Cultural Trek

7 days,Arusha to Arusha

Trekking through rustic villages and indigenous forests, interacting with the local communities and enjoying the magnificent views on offer in the Usambara mountains.


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Tucked away in northeastern Tanzania, the Usambaras are among the most biodiverse regions in the world. Covered by a thick canopy of tropical forest, the mountains offer terrain and wildlife uncommon throughout the rest of Africa. Using public transport and your own feet, this adventure will take you deep into the hills to isolated villages to meet the people who make this unique land their home, lodging in basic guesthouses along the route. Like vigorous exercise, impossibly fresh air, personal contact and jaw-dropping scenery? Prepare to fall in love.

What's Included

  • 4-day guided Usambara mountain trek, Traditional dinner in local community.
  • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners. (Allow USD180-230 for meals and drinks (including bottled water) not included.)
  • Simple hotel (1 nt), simple hostel (2 nts), local guesthouse (3 nts)
  • Public bus, private vehicle, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guide.
  • Small group experience; Max 14, avg 6.

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Day 1 Arusha (L)

Meet in Arusha in the morning then take a public bus ride to Lushoto.

Days 2-5 Usambara Mountain Trek (4B,4L,3D)

Enjoy stunning scenery and friendly communities while trekking through the indigenous forests and trails of the Usambara Mountains. Visit Lukozi, Rangwi, and Mtae villages.

Day 6 Arusha (B,D)

Return to Arusha. Local family dinner.

Day 7 Arusha (B)

Depart at any time.