Usambara Mountains

Found in northeastern Tanzania, the Usambara Mountains rise to over 2000 metres above sea level, making up the easternmost ranges of the Eastern Arc Mountains. The combination of the high altitude, cool climate and fertile soils once attracted numerous colonial settlers. The mountains are blanketed in untouched tropical rainforest and dotted with quaint mountain villages. This beautiful area, which is recognised for its incredible biodiversity, provides ideal hiking country. While the main attraction is the many colonial relics and historical sites, this spectacularly scenic area offers a variety of activities including hiking, bird watching, and mountain biking. Other highlights include: the bustling markets and the breathtakingly beautiful views.

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Tanzania Self Drive 14 days Bush to Beach Mid range

Tanzania – the land of Serengeti, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. But did you know, that the country has so much more to offer? Explore the hidden gems of Tanzania and experience the uncharted corners of one of Africa’s most exciting destinations. Far from the beaten tracks, you will find a Tanzania…

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Irente View Cliff Lodge

Irente View Cliff Lodge is situated right at the famous “Irente view point” of which many tourist and different people from different countries come to view the panoramic view of Maasai Steppe. The Lodge is approximately 15 minutes drive, or 1 hour walking distance from Lushoto town, which is only…

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The Lawns Hotel

The Lawns Hotel is situated at the entrance of the township atop a hill overlooking most of the village, surrounded by beautiful lawns, flowers and trees. The hotel is over 100 years old, and the soothing ambiance reflects this with fireplaces and wooden finished rooms. The rooms are comfortable and…

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