Kwembago & Mazumbai Forest Reserve Walk
Lonely Planet review for Kwembago & Mazumbai Forest Reserve Walk
An easy walk to do on your own: head north out of Lushoto along the road running between the Catholic and Anglican churches. After about five minutes, bear sharply left and start climbing, following the road past scattered houses and small farm plots.
About 35 minutes further on is the royal village of Kwembago, the traditional seat of the local Sambaa chief and notable for its large open field and handful of old double-storey, balconied houses. Continue up hill, bear right at the junction, and follow the path around and then down again to the other side of the Lushoto valley, where it joins with the tarmac road heading up to Migambo. For a longer variant, head left at the large junction after Kwembago, and follow footpaths steeply down to the former mission hospital station of Bumbuli, where you can find transport back to Lushoto via Soni. From Bumbuli, it's a scenic, gentle climb up and into to the cool, lush Mazumbai Forest Reserve, which at its higher levels protects some beautiful patches of dense upper montane forest.