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Trek the Usambara Range in 4 Days

Trekking Day-by-Day Itinerary:

Day 1: 6.5 Hours

In Magamba rain forest, you visit an old trench dug by the Germans during world war here your guide will provide an explanation of local German and British colonial history, weaving in and out of magnificent lush tree lined dirt pathway, takes you to the village of Lukozi where you spend the night at the hostel or at the Lodge.

Day 2: 5 – 6 Hours

Walking from Lukozi, you pass by vegetable farms surrounded by banana and eucalyptus trees and have views of the inner Usambara mountains’ undulating hillsides. We go through the villages of Kilindi, Mkose, and Kagulio before arriving in Rangwi, where you can spend the night at a guest house or the quaint Rangwi Catholic Mission.

Day 3: 5 – 6 Hours

The walk you take today will either take you to Tema or Mamboleo. These settlements are renowned for their conservation of soil and long-standing irrigation initiatives that focus on building bench or stone terraces to enhance agricultural. Your guide will fully explain the traditional farming practices used by the Shamba people and how they have adapted to the unique environmental conditions of their region. Mamboleo and Tema offer a charming illustration of how the Shamba have blended newly introduced architectural forms, like the rectangular “Swahili” house, with their traditional conical thatched earthen huts.

Day 4: 3 – 4 Hours

Wake up at 6:30AM to see the far Pare mountains and Kilimanjaro’s summit, which is 250 kilometers away. After returning to the accommodation for breakfast, continue to the Mt. Mtii View Point at 9:30 AM. The settlement is located on top of the hill in the shape of a triangle. After visiting the village, walk back to Mtae to spend the night before returning to Lushoto by car the following day.

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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