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 surrounding plains and can only be entered via a few roads. The only tortuous 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 as this is evidenced by the numerous historic buildings from the 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 large town. Areas are still covered by the dense tropical forests.
The viewpoints on the Southern and Western side of the Usambara Mountains are well known for the spectacular views of the Mkomazi and Handeni plains, Kilimanjaro can be seen on the horizon, and at the end of the day the sunset turns the area into tremendous palled of unforgettable colours.
Day 1: Lushoto to Lukozi-Rangwi- 40 km
Traditional Villages and Rain forest, all dirt roads, up and downhill,
Dinner and overnight Rangwi Convent.
Day 2: Rangwi to Mtae – 30km
Traditional Villages, cultural tours such as like visiting women group who are make pots, Spectacular Views Over Maasai Plain, on a clear day you can get a view of Kilimanjaro on the Horizon. The route travel is dirk raod with up and downhill cycling. Dinner and overnight at Mtae Lutheran Hostel
Day 3: Mtae to Lukozi to Mullers – 50km
Great view along the way, visiting traditional villages, passing through forest, in the evening visit Mkuzu waterfall . The route travel is dirk raod with up and downhill cycling. Mullers Lodge for dinner and overnight
Day 4: Mullers Lodges to Mazumbai Forest Reserve - 35km
Today you pass through traditional villages, tea and coffee plantations, and travel through Mazumbai Forest which is untouched. You can take a short hike to see huge tree flowers and black and white Columbus monkey that live in the area. The route is dirt road, up and downhill cycling. Dinner and overnight at Mazumbai Hostel
Day 5: Mazumbai through Bumbuli to Soni onto Lushoto - 45KM
The scenery along the way is rainforest, tea and coffee plantation, traditional villages. Stopover at Soni Falls Hotel for a drink and visit Soni waterfall before continuing to Lushoto for overnight. The route is mixture of direct and sealed road with up and downhill cycling.
-Accommodation, all park fees,
-food based on three meals a day
- Bikes, guide fees
-1-bottle of mineral water per day,
-Service of English speaking guide,
- Rescue car
- Things of personal nature Beverages, Alcohol
-Tips to the guide is highly recommended
-All things which is not mentioned in the Itinerary