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6 Days Usambara Mountains

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Usambara Mountains are situated in the North Eastern part of Tanzania; between Mount Kilimanjaro and the Indian Ocean. The mountains rise up steeply from the surroundings plains and can only be entered via few roads. The only tarmac road in the area winds along a small river to Soni and Lushoto, the largest towns in the area. Because of its pleasant climate, the mountains were favored by the Germans and the English during colonial times. Germans and the English during colonial time Historic building stand as reminders of this past.

From a distance the mountains are a colorful mosaic. On the fertile slopes around Soni and Lushoto farmers cultivate small plots. But further away from the towns large areas are still covered by dense tropical forests.

The viewpoints on the southern and western side of the Usambara are well known for the spectacular views of the plains of Mkomazi and Handeni. Kilimanajaro can be seen on the horizon and at the end of the day the sunset turns the area in to a tremendous pallet of unforgettable colors

DAY 1: MOSHI TO LUSHOTO (4HRS DRIVE)

An early in the morning at 7:30 am depart from Moshi to Lushoto West Usambara

Where you will arrive in the early afternoon for lunch, Afternoon walks

Or drive to irate viewpoint and Irate Farm. The farmers produce many

Types of fruits and vegetables

Dinner and overnight at hotel arrangement by Kilismile full board.

DAY 2: SAFARI IN USAMBARA MOUNTAINS.

After breakfast drive to the Usambara Mountains through the Eastern Arc. Several shortstops for pictures, sisal plantations, and environmental explanation Lunch on the way before reaching the designation hotel which takes about 5-6 hours from Arusha. After check-in at the hotel take a short walk to the nearby waterfalls.

Dinner and overnight at hotel arrangement by Kilisimile: full board.

DAY 3: USAMBARA MOUNTAIN TREK.

After breakfast, walk and tour the Usambara Mountain forests. This is a great opportunity to see several forest bird species, reptiles, butterflies, black and white colobus monkeys, and many more features. A picnic lunch is provided on the way. You can arrange a village tour where you can learn about the traditional way of life of the indigenous communities.

Dinner and overnight hotel arrangement by Kilisimile: full board.

DAY 4: SAFARI IN KOROGWE.

After breakfast walk to Vuga Peak where Mombo and Korogwe towns can be seen

The walk takes about 4-5 hours. The tour on Montane Forest, a high chance to see most colorful forest bird species, reptiles(like chameleons) , butterflies, black and white colobus monkey, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, and forest flowers. Pick up lunch will be provided on the way during lunchtime. On the way visit the village close to Vuga peak. On arrival at the lodge, you can take a short walk for bird watching or to the waterfalls.

Dinner and overnight at hotel arrangement by Kilisimile: full board.

DAY 5: SAFARI IN LUSHOTO.

After breakfast drive to Lushoto town for a full day tour. 3-5 hours activities including a visit to Irente farm. At Lushoto town if lucky for a market day, the group will have a chance to interact with the local people who came to the market for various businesses. After this tour move to Irente farm via Irente viewpoint to observe the view of Maasai plains where domestic stock roams, a view of Lake Jipe (an alkaline lake), Mazinde town and the main road to Dar-Es-Salaam. Pass through sugarcane, banana, coffee, potatoes and vegetable plantations. On arrival at the farm, the lunch will be saved. Walk back to Lushoto passing through natural trails inside the Montane Forest.

Upon the interest, short walks can be arranged for bird watching or to the waterfalls.

Dinner and overnight at hotel arrangement by Kilisimile: full board.

DAY 6: DEPARTING DAY.

After breakfast drive to Arusha or Moshi