In the latter half of the 19th century it is reported that there was a lot of war and terror with neighboring tribes which ended with the German colonization. The Germans discovered the charm of the Usmabara's and they established Lushoto (during those days Wilhelmsthal) and it was a favoured holiday spot for colonial administrators. Today you still find many traces of the German times. Tanganyika became a British mandate territory after World War I. The British administration continued to reserve and exploit forests. After independence in 1961 the Ujamaa politics or so called "African socialism" of president Nyerere brought one of the best organized village communities in Africa which still exists today in the Usmabara's. Besides the historical sites the Usambaras have a lot of interesting places and activities. It is a exquisite place for hiking, bird watching, mountain biking or relaxing.
ItineraryDay 1: Tanga City to Lushoto TownStop At: Usambara Mountains, Tanga RegionDAY 1; After breakfast around 7.30am departure from Tanga City by Private car to West Usambara Mountains (Lushoto) arrive at 10.00am and then proceed for hikking to Magamba Rainforest and Irente view point (Combined Tour, Lunch will be served at Near by Irente ViewPoint.Later on around 5.30pm back to Lushoto Town for Dinner and Overnight.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: Kakakuona Lodge or Avocado LodgeDay 2: Lushoto to Mtae, Magumba LodgeStop At: Usambara Mountains, Tanga RegionDay 2; After breakfast departure from Lushoto Town to Mkuzu waterfalls and the later on proceed hiking to Mtae.Dinner and overnight in Magumba Lodge or Mambo Cliff inn.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Magumba Lodge or Mambo Cliff Inn, MtaeDay 3: Mtae to Tanga CityStop At: Usambara Mountains, Tanga RegionDAY 3; After breakfast have a short tour in the mountains and the later on proceed to Tanga City, Dar or Arusha it will depend on your to tour vocation.But our Tour end up in Tanga City, drop you to other destination we will discuss on costsDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • Dinner • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.