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It was such a good choice to go and hike for three days with Friends of Usumbara. We had a unforgettable time (thanks to guide Isaa(c) who showed us the beautifull area of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2014
Freke E
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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

It was such a good choice to go and hike for three days with Friends of Usumbara. We had a unforgettable time (thanks to guide Isaa(c) who showed us the beautifull area of Usambara mountains and told us a lot). And...it wasn't expensive at all! Although we wouldn't mind paying a bit more; the organisations is investing in the community... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Definitely spend a few days in this area! Stunning, with cooler weather, and much quieter than the big cities. Of course the people in Tanzania are extremely friendly, but in this area we were particularly warmly welcomed. I can't recommend Raymond enough as a tour guide. Definitely go with the 'friends of usambara', which is a social enterprise which gives... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

This is the best company u can choose for a trip. We did a day tour with Chris. Absolutelly amazing! View is unforgettable and the friends of usambara society is honest and sustainable.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Beautiful area, with fantastic walking with a good and reliable guide Ki Bwana, with very good command of English, who works out of the St Eugene's Hostel, Lushoto, itself a great place to stay. Ki Bwana spotted a chameleon in the bushes as we drove along a road - amazing ! Rooms at St Eugene's are simple, clean and spacious,... More 

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ARUSHA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

The gateway to West Usambara mountains is Lushoto, a valley market town reached by a painstakingly slow and bumpy bus ride from either Dar es Salaam (360km) or Arusha (316km).

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

We also went to the office of Friends of Usambara and booked a 3 day trek.We had a fantastic guide,Boni Mdoe.His english very good and a very pleasent person to travel with. He guided us through wonderfull nature and villages and took care of all our needs.Special was his abillity to spot animals on the way.We saw lots of konjunga-cameleons,snakes... More 

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Hjoerring, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

no tourists meeting only local hard working women. Exercise up and down not hard as Killimanjaro but nature in the mountains so pretty with a lot of monkeys and birds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

If you are in Tanzania you can't leave without going to the Usamabara Mountains. Make sure you do your hikes and activities with Friends of Usamabara - I highly recommend Yassin who is a very informative and friendly guide, we were lucky to have him for our walk around Magamba Nature Reserve. I would like to advise that the 8... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

I did a 4 day hike from Lushoto to Mambo Viewpoint and back with Friends of Usambara. Yassin the manager planned my route and Jackson was my guide - both were friendly and professional and got things just right. It was such a lovely few days, stunning scenery and time to interact with local people and children. Overnight accommodation was... More 

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Morogoro, Tanzania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

The usambara ranges have many.places like soni, lushoto, amani and magoroto... And trust me I have never been so close to beauty and nature as I had been in these four places. Great adventure and tracking,fun with both family and friends

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