Usambara Mountains Trek – 5 days 4 nights
Day 1: Into Lushoto
In the morning at 0600hrs depart from Dar es Salaam to Lushoto West Usambara where you will arrive in the early afternoon for lunch. Afternoon walk or drive to Irente viewpoint and Irente Farm. The farmers produce many types of fruits, which are sold in Arusha, Dar, Moshi and Morogoro. Dinner and overnight will be at Tumaini Hostel.
Day 2: Lushoto/Magamba forest – 6-7hrs/Malindi village
Breakfast followed by walking to the Magamba rainforest, visit an old stanch dug by the German during World War 1, the guide will provide an explanation of German and British Colonial history. Proceed on walking thru the rainforest of Magamba via Lukozi village to Malindi village for dinner and overnight at Papa Moze Motel.
Day 3: Malindi village/Rangwi village
Breakfast, then walk along valleys and sloping hillsides of the inner Usambara Mountain passing by the vegetable farms lined with eucalyptus and banana trees. You will pass thru the villages of Makose and Kagulio, proceed to Rangwi Catholic mission for dinner and overnight at Sister’s Hostel.
Day 4: Rangwi/Mtae village
After breakfast walk to Mtae via Sunga village and thru Shengayu forest, on the way you will see Mamboleo village, these villages are well known for their soil conservation and traditional irrigation project which concentrate on the development of stone and bench terraces to improve farming, thorough explanation by your guide on how the people of Shambaa tribe living in the area do keep their surrounding environment. Dinner and overnight will be at Missionary hostel.
Day 5: Mtae/Lushoto/Arusha City
Wake up at 0600hrs for early morning breakfast, after breakfast check out from Mtae and transfer by bus to Arusha City for dinner and overnight at the hotel.