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Great trip with Friends of Usambara Society!

We had an amazing three day trek with Friends of Usambara. We had read great things about the... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Alice H
unforgettable hiking trip in beautiful nature!

in August 2017 we had the best time hiking, eating and admiring mother nature - loved every minute... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We had an amazing three day trek with Friends of Usambara. We had read great things about the company online and from the office (how they work with the villages and a portion of the payment goes to the projects) so we booked our tour...More

Thank Alice H
Reviewed 2 September 2017

in August 2017 we had the best time hiking, eating and admiring mother nature - loved every minute of it. Denni is an amazing guide, who will try EVERYTHING to make you feel as good as you possibly can - ask for anything and he...More

Thank hanniwilke
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Dennis Muenga is an awesome, attentive and careful guide. He tailored my tours for me and I extended my excursions with him. He knows the area, and people in every town. I highly recommend contacting him.

Thank msdry
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Our travel company Tanzania Journeys booked us a trip in the Usambara Mountains, starting from Lushoto. Accompanied by a guide from the wonderful organisation Friends of Usambara (a percentage of your money is used for their local agricultural and treeplanting program) we first visited Irente...More

Thank ArtistheP
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Only had time for day hikes, but had a great full day walk with the help of Hassan from COCAFA to Irente and Magamba. It isn't too strenuous, but it was nice to experience a side of Tanzania that isn't inundated with tour groups. Hassan...More

Thank jborts
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Challenging..... glad I did it Helps place life in context. The people were open and warm the vista is humbling and the history leaves you wanting more. Make sure you bring your dry fit clothes plenty of American dollars wet wipes and hand gel. Go.......

Thank amiller122017
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Mij friend and I walk 4 days trough the usambarae mountains with our guide Raymond Godrey (you can find him on Facebook) He know a lot about this region of Tanzania. We meet locale people and you have a better idea of Africa Before we...More

1  Thank notredamerita
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We did the 3 day trek from Lushoto to Mtae and were extremely happy with our choice to come to this region of Tansania. It is not as busy ( yet ), and the landscape is just gorgeous for the most part. A lot of...More

2  Thank amirkarim2016
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We did 3-days Lushoto to Mtae trek and it was just amazing. We decided to use Friends of Usambara and they took great care of us from the very beginning. Our guide, Boniface, collected us from the bus station and was very helpful and flexible...More

2  Thank Michal S
Reviewed 24 July 2016

u don't expect such place in Africa...looking like Switzerland..after safari or sea holiday this is the place to visit to escape hot temperature and get some days of extreme relax..not traffic,not pollution,not noise..meet beautiful people and astonish walk to do very very raccomanded for couples...More

1  Thank john c
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13 May 2017|
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Response from msdry |
I also recommend Dennis Muenga. He tailored my hike for me even though we were in a small group, and I am a vegetarian so he tailored meal options for me too. Then I extended my tour after 4 days for some added days to the... More
10 January 2017|
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Response from msdry |
I think you need a guide for the treks/ hikes, I wouldn't have tried it on my own, and yeah, you could easily get lost, trails are not marked.
30 June 2016|
Response from Yassin M |
Hello Greetings from Usambara Mountains, you may bring sugar, rice, powdery milk,cooking oil, which can be easily purchased in the local stores in the near by town,what you just need to do is to bring cash while other items... More