Hiking activities in Lushoto & Usambara Mountains
On the small hill behind the bus stand, and next to New Friends Corner guesthouse. Arranges guides and hikes.
The western Usambaras around Lushoto offer some wonderful walking. Routes follow well-worn footpaths that weave among villages, cornfields and banana plantations, and range from a few hours to several days.
It's easy to hike on your own, though you'll need to master a few basic Swahili phrases and should also try to get a topographical map of the area from the Surveys & Mapping Division sales office in Dar es Salaam or carefully study the ones posted on the walls of the two tourist information centres.
Carrying a compass or GPS is a good idea. You should also either carry a tent or plan your route to go via the handful of villages where local guesthouses are available.