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Usambara Mountains Hiking

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5DAYS

Starting from

$1,136

Welcome to Usambara Mountains

For an exquisite place for hiking, bird watching, mountain biking or relaxing Usambara mountain tour offers a vast of activities to ensure maximum relaxation.
Situated in the north-east of Tanzania. With their wide vistas, cool climate, winding paths and picturesque villages, the Usambara's are one of Tanzanian's highlights.
The Usambara's are a part of the ancient Eastern Arc chain which mountains stretch in a broken crescent from the Taita hills in southern Kenya down to Morogoro and the southern highlands. They are estimated to be at least 100 million years old and the rocks forming them may be as much as 600 million years old. The mountains are home to an exceptional assortment of plants and animals representing one of the highest degrees of biodiversity on the continent.
The habitation of the Usambara´s goes back to at least 1.5 million years. Traces which are unique in world history were found. Nobody knows which people first settled in the Usambara's, only that the ancestors of the present Sambaa people came hundreds of years ago. In the mid-18th century a Sambaa kingdom existed which had about 60.000 people.

In the latter half of the 19th century it is reported that there was a lot of war and terror with neighboring tribes which ended with the German colonization. The Germans discovered the charm of the Usambara’s and they established Lushoto and it was a favored holiday spot for colonial administrators. Today you still find many traces of the German times. Tanganyika became a British mandate territory after World War I. The British administration continued to reserve and exploit forests. After independence in 1961 the Ujamaa politics or so called "African socialism" of president Nyerere brought one of the best organized village communities in Africa which still exists today in the Usambara’s.

WHEN TO GO
Dry season: December-March and June - September
Wet season: April-May and October-November


ACTIVITIES
Besides the historical sites, the Usambara have a lot of interesting places and activities. It is an exquisite place for
.     Hiking
.     Bird watching
.     Mountain biking or relaxing


Day 01

Pick up Arrive at Nyerere international airport after clearance of immigration formalities; you will be met by our officer at the arrival door, greeted and transferred to city center.
Dinner and Overnight at Chelsea Hotel-BB



Day 02

After breakfast drive to Mountain Usambara. The Usambara's are a part of the ancient Eastern Arc chain which mountains stretch in a broken crescent from the Taita hills in southern Kenya down to Morogoro and the southern highlands. They are estimated to be at least 100 million years old and the rocks forming them may be as much as 600 million years old. The mountains are home to an exceptional assortment of plants and animals and represent one of the highest degrees of biodiversity on the continent.
Dinner and Overnight MAMBO VIEW POINT-BB



Day 03

After breakfast enjoy full day mountain climbing and hiking. The Mountains are clad in virgin tropical rainforest which has been isolated for a long period and they are a Centre ofendemism. Historically they were inhabited byBantu,Shambaa, andMaasai people but in the eighteenth century, a Shambaa kingdom was founded byMbegha. The kingdom eventually fell apart after a succession struggle in 1862. German colonists settled in the area which was to becomeGerman East Africa, and afterWorld War I it became part of the British mandated territory ofTanganyika.
Dinner and Overnight MAMBO VIEW POINT-BB



Day 04

After breakfast enjoy full day trekking
Dinner and Overnight MAMBO VIEW POINT-BB



Day 05

Breakfast is served at the lodge, check out and drive to Dar es Salaam for lunch at Flamingo Cafeteria located at the Airport, thereafter assist to board your onward flight.


Our Net rates are as follows

Each of1 Pax2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 PaxSRS-
USD1136573386292236129-



Our Price Includes

. Meet and greet services
. All entry fees
. Accommodation as specified in the itinerary
. Use of our 4*4 safari vehicle during safari
. Service of our English Tour Guide
. One bottle of mineral water per person per day



Our Price Excludes

. Drinks
. Tips and gratuities
. All flights (domestic and international) and Visas
. Laundry, telephone bills etc
. Any other expense of person nature