Visit the ‘Galapagos’ of the plant kingdom! The Usambara Mountains are a relict patch of the great tropical rainforests that once spanned the breadth of Africa. The mountains are a treasure trove of botanical and zoological diversity, and great for hiking, bird-watching or spotting primates. Sunsets here turn the surroundings into an exotic palette of colors and you can see Kilimanjaro in the distance. The small town of Lushoto is great for walks and overnight excursions. With its pleasant climate, colonial buildings, and colorful farmlands on the mountain slopes, this Tanzanian gem provides a welcome break from cities and game parks!
Beautiful Usambara Mountains
Recommended Tanzania Tours
Places: Nairobi (1 day) → Laikipia (3) → Masai Mara (3) → Zanzibar Stone Town (1) → Zanzibar (4)
Tour Highlights: Contemporary African Culture, Vibrant Nightlife, Nairobi National Park, Diverse Landscapes, Endangered Ethnic Communities, Fishing Expeditions...
Located on top of a 1900 m cliff in the Usambara mountains of Tanzania, the MamboViewPoint Eco Lodge offers a breathtaking 360 degree view of the surrounding landscape, including the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro.