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Friends of Usambara

Beausoleil, Monaco
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Friends of Usambara

Does anyone have any experience with the "Friends of Usambara"? Based in Lushoto, local group that runs cultural tours etc.

Are they reliable? Can I safely send them via bank transfer 50% in advance for my week of trekking with them?

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Arusha, Tanzania
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1. Re: Friends of Usambara

Emma,

Surely I know Tayodea Tour Care in Lushoto, also organize all hiking trips, not aware with Friends of Usambara.

Isle of Man, United...
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2. Re: Friends of Usambara

I would guess they are reliable. They are government supported if that means anything.

Good luck and don't forget to report back. Feedback is always welcome.

Uganda
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3. Re: Friends of Usambara

Friends of Usambara are well established in Lushoto, being the first group to promote cultural tourism there. They are very involved in local community initiatives supporting conservation and offer good guides and a variety of walks and cycling trips. In my opinion, they are a reputable organisation.

Beausoleil, Monaco
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4. Re: Friends of Usambara

Thanks so much everyone, for the feedback. I will let you know how it goes:)

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5. Re: Friends of Usambara

Emma N,

How was your tour with Friends of Usambara? I want to do a multi-day trek through the Usambaras this fall and would love some advise.

Thank you!

Edited: 29 April 2014, 12:35
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