Mtae Usambara

Hike to Mtae Usambara

A fantastic tour which combine several attractions such as forests a home to black and white Columbus monkeys, traditional villages, view points, visiting pottery women group, get informed about the history of Chief of Washambaa, learn the life style of Shambaa people as the main tribe in Usambara Mountains. Mtae village is situated at the edge of the mountain, from there you can see Mkomazi National Park, Maasai plains, on clear days you can see Kilimanjaro ,Tsavo National Park in Kenya, and Taita Hills in Kenya

Price: US$ 354 Per Person
Duration: 7Days

Day 1: 6-7HRS
The tour starts by driving from Lushoto to Magamba village where you start walking through Magamba rain forest the home to black and white Columbus monkeys, flowers, birds, with more up and down hills to the village of Lukozi for dinner and overnight.FB

Day 2: 4-5 HRS
After breakfast walk along valleys and sloping hill sides of the inner Usambara Mountain passing by the vegetable farms lined with eucalyptus and banana trees. You will pass through the villages of Malindi, Makose and Kagulio, proceed to Rangwi Catholic mission for dinner and overnight.FB

Day 3: 4-5 HRS
From Rangwi walk through traditional villages and learn about typical traditional life style of washambaa, pottery women group to Mtae ( World view point with spectacular views overlooking Maasai plains, Mkomazi National Park, Tsavo west in Kenya and on clear day Kilimanjaro can be seen on the horizon. Also is a good place for viewing sun rise and suns, dinner and overnight at Mwivano guest

Day 4: 7-8 HRS
After breakfast walk to Goka village for at least half an hour to the beginning of the forest, traditional villages, pottery women to Mlalo for dinner and overnight.FB

Day 5: 5-6 HRS
Drive to Mkuzi village about two hours then walk to the Mkuzu waterfall which situated inside the forest then after enjoying the waterfall walk back to Muller’s Lodge for overnight.FB

Day 6: 5-6 HRS
Drive from Muller’s Lodge to Kwesimu village then start walking to Irente Farm and the view point, a famous view point in Usambara with amazing views overlooking Mazinde village almost 1,000 meters below the vast Maasai plains, beyond.On the way back stop by Irente farm for lunch which includes home made cheese, jam juice, butter, brown bread and seasonal fruit then walk or drive back to Lushoto for overnight. Accommodation Kakakuona lodge

Day 6: Check out and leave Lushoto

Accommodation, all park fees, Transport, Food, 1-bottle of mineral water per day, Service of English speaking guide,

Things of personal nature Beverages, Alcohol, Tips, All things which is not mentioned in the Itinerary

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