The verdant Uluguru Mountains – home to the matrilineal Luguru people – rise up majestically from the plains just south of Morogoro, dominating vistas from town. Part of the Eastern Arc chain, the mountains are home to a wealth of birds, plants and insects. These include many unique species, such as the Uluguru bush shrike. The only comparable mountain-forest area in East Africa, as far as age and endemic are concerned, is the Usambara Mountains. Sadly, due to the Uluguru’s high population density, most of the original forest cover has been depleted, although small protected patches remain on the upper slopes. Hiking is the best way to explore and to get acquainted with the life of the local Luguru.
Day 1: Being picked from Dar-es-salaam Mwalimu Julius Kambarage’s Airport or in Hotel by our driver straight to Morogoro and being dropped by the Hilux Hotel where you will spend the night and relax for the busy itinerary ahead of you . Day 2: At 08:00 am we will meet at hilux hotel and start hiking to Bondwa peak (the second Uluguru mountains peak) which is 2080 m above the sea level (enjoy the rain forest, birds and some primate species like black and white colobus etc, from there head down to Morning Side which is 1500 m above the sea level. You will camp for the night at Morning Side which has the Old German settlement building used as a hotel in 1910’s and enjoy the different evening plus night views from there. Day 3: After a beautiful night you start hiking to Choma traditional Village which is 1200 m via Kisosa village while walking you will have a chance to see a beautiful Morogoro town view from the top, and also there first Lutheran church building with germany in 1913, At Choma you will be able to participate in different traditional activities like mat weaving and pot making as well as swimming in a beautiful waterfalls (if you would opt to) that’s with in the village, while in the village you will have African meals and do a home-stay. back town