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. If you like vigorous exercise, impossibly fresh air, personal contact and jaw-dropping scenery then prepare to fall in love.
Highlights: Trekking through rustic villages and indigenous forests, interacting with the local communities, enjoying the magnificent views in the Usambara Mountains.
Tarangire Safari Experience (TDTTWC)
You’re heading out to see the best parks but you still want more. What to do? Don’t panic, this short trip offers a chance to visit incredible Tarangire National Park and get in some more wildlife viewing from open-top safari vehicles. Famed for its baobab trees and large elephant herds, Tarangire is just a short trip from Arusha. So rejoice nature lovers and photographers, you’re free to keep snapping.
Highlights: Searching out and photographing diverse wildlife in one of Tanzania's best game parks.