8 Days Trek & Discover Usambara Mountains

Trekking Day-by-Day Itinerary:

Day 1: 5 – 6 Hours

From Lushoto, stroll via Kwisimu-Magamba.

Day 2: 5 – 6 Hours

Start the hike after breakfast to Mtae through Mamboleo, Tema as stated in option 1 day 3, then spend the night in Mtae, a traditional community built atop a hill in a triangle shape, where you can choose to camp or stay in a resort while taking in the brilliant sunset.

Day 3: 5 – 6 Hours

Once you reach Mkomazi National Park, continue driving from Mtae downhill into the Pare Mountains, passing numerous Maasai families along the route. That afternoon, before choosing to camp or remain at the resort, we go on a game drive.

Day 4: 3 – 4 Hours Walking

Take part in a walking safari within the park and take in the stunning scenery, which includes Kilimanjaro, the Eastern arc mountains (Pare and Usambara ranges and related hills), while also seeing a variety of animals, birds, reptiles, and insects. Travel to Arusha and stay the night.

Day 5: 3 – 4 Hours

Drive from Arusha to Momela gate, then begin the afternoon hike to Miriakamba Hut to visit Meru Crater. Miriakamba hut: dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6: 5 – 6 Hours

The climb from the Miriakamba cabin to the saddle hut takes about three hours. After a 1:30-hour trek to Little Meru in the late afternoon with stunning views of the hutt, get some much-needed rest that night.

Day 7: 5 – 6 Hours

Go up to the Meru Summit at 4566 meters, come back to the saddle hut for breakfast, and then descend to the Miriakamba hut at 2500 meters to spend the night.

Day 8: 5 – 6 Hours

Take a long road with a moderate slope down to Momela gate via forest back to Arusha to complete the journey after a good rest at the hut.

End of Trekking

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Inclusions:

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Park fees and permits
  • Professional mountain guides and porters
  • Meals during the trek

Exclusions:

  • Airfare.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance.

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