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Four-Day Hike with Friends of Usambara Mountains

My husband and I did a four-day hike with the Friends of Usambara Mountains, called the "Mtae... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2015
Ashley L
Mwanza, Tanzania
Lushoto to Mambo hike with Friends of Usambara Mountains

In January 2015, I did the 3 day hike from Lushoto to Mtae and Mambo with the 'Friends of Usambara... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2015
Jesus Pobre, Spain
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Reviewed 27 February 2015

My husband and I did a four-day hike with the Friends of Usambara Mountains, called the "Mtae Trek." Overall, we loved our time in the Usambara Mountains and would recommend it to anyone, but especially avid hikers. The weather was absolutely beautiful. I would definitely...More

1  Thank Ashley L
Reviewed 4 February 2015

In January 2015, I did the 3 day hike from Lushoto to Mtae and Mambo with the 'Friends of Usambara Mountains'. My guide, Richard, was very friendly and had a lot of knowledge about the area, culture and nature. He is an amazing Chameleon spotter!...More

4  Thank jjulia12
Reviewed 20 December 2014

We stayed at the Irente Farm which was very pleasant, on our first day we were met by a guide on the bus on the way to Lushoto from Moshi. We weren't sure if we should take our tour with him, or wait until we...More

1  Thank Yasemin A
Reviewed 7 November 2014

I chose friends of usambara society because they offer a one day hike of the Usamabara mountains for the excellent price of $35. Yassin was very responsive to my emails and sent Richard to pick me up when I arrived in Lushoto. I was then...More

2  Thank Nick P
Reviewed 13 September 2014

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience hiking with our guide Yassin from "Friends of the Usambaras." Yassin was a great person to talk to about the history of the Usambaras, the history of Tanzania, etc. "Friends of the Usambaras" seems to have a...More

3  Thank Jessica O
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Me, my brother and parents did the 4 days hiking through the Usambara mountains with Said. In one word the trip was breathtaking! We did not completely knew what to expect, what would the scenery be like, the food, the accomodation, but it was to...More

2  Thank Elise C
Reviewed 1 September 2014

It was such a good choice to go and hike for three days with Friends of Usumbara. We had a unforgettable time (thanks to guide Isaa(c) who showed us the beautifull area of Usambara mountains and told us a lot). And...it wasn't expensive at all!...More

1  Thank Freke E
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Definitely spend a few days in this area! Stunning, with cooler weather, and much quieter than the big cities. Of course the people in Tanzania are extremely friendly, but in this area we were particularly warmly welcomed. I can't recommend Raymond enough as a tour...More

1  Thank Alan M
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

This is the best company u can choose for a trip. We did a day tour with Chris. Absolutelly amazing! View is unforgettable and the friends of usambara society is honest and sustainable.

3  Thank Meike A
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Beautiful area, with fantastic walking with a good and reliable guide Ki Bwana, with very good command of English, who works out of the St Eugene's Hostel, Lushoto, itself a great place to stay. Ki Bwana spotted a chameleon in the bushes as we drove...More

3  Thank Hopeful64
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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