6 Days Usambara Culture Tour
Usambaras Mountains are among the most bio diverse regions in the world. Covered by a thick canopy of tropical forest, the mountains offer terrain and wildlife uncommon throughout the rest of Africa.
Day 1: Arusha to Lushoto (5hrs drive).
In the morning at 7:30 am depart from Arusha or Dar es Salaam to Lushoto West Usambara Where you will arrive in the early afternoon for lunch. Afternoon walk Or drive to Irente viewpoint and Irente Farm. The farmers produce many Types of fruits and vegetables. Dinner and overnight at Muller’s Lodge: full board.
Day 2: Safari in Usambara Mountains.
After breakfast drive to Usambara Mountains through the Eastern Arc . Several short stops for pictures, sisal plantations and environmental explanation. Lunch on the way before reaching the designation hotel which takes about 5-6 hours from Arusha. After check in at the hotel take a short walk to the nearby waterfalls. Dinner and overnight at Muller’s Lodge: full board.
Day 3: Usambara Mountain Trek.
After breakfast, walk and tour the Usambara Mountain forests. This is a great opportunity to see several forest bird species, reptiles, butterflies, black and white colobus monkeys, and many more features. A picnic lunch is provided on the way. You can arrange a village tour where you can learn about the traditional way of life of the indigenous communities. Dinner and overnight at Muller’s Lodge: full board.
Day 4: Safari in Korogwe.
After breakfast walk to Vuga Peak where Mombo and Korogwe towns can be seen.
The walk takes about 4-5 hours. The tour on Montane Forest , a high chance to see most colorful forest bird species, reptiles(like chameleons) ,butterflies, black and white colobus monkey, blue monkeys, velvet monkeys and forest flowers. Pickup lunch will be provided on the way during lunchtime. On the way visit the village close to Vuga peak. On arrival to the lodge you can take a short walk for bird watching or to the waterfalls. Dinner and overnight at Muller’s Lodge: full board.
Day 5: Safari in Lushoto.
After breakfast drive to Lushoto town for full day tour. 3-5 hours activities including a visit to Irente farm. At Lushoto town if lucky for a market day, the group will have a chance to interact with the local people who came to the market for various businesses. After this tour move to Irente farm via Irente view point to observe the view of Maasai plains where domestic stock roams, a view of Lake Jipe (an alkaline lake), Mazinde town and a main road to Dar-Es-Salaam. Pass through sugarcane, banana, coffee, potatoes and vegetable plantations. On arrival at the farm the lunch will be saved. Walk back to Lushoto passing through natural trails inside the Montane Forest. Upon the interest short walks can be arranged for bird watching or to the waterfalls. Dinner and overnight at Muller’s Lodge: full board.
Day 6: Departure drive to Arusha or Dar Es Salaam
This day after breakfast you will be drive from Lushoto to Arusha or Dar Es Salaam for your flight to return home.
Trekking Usambara for Charity Challenge can giving back to our Visit Arusha Community, The above trip can be undertaken for your own personal charity or group charity.