DAY 1 (4-5 hrs)
Start trekking from Lushoto toward the Magamba nature reserve, which is located the in south west, facing west of the Usambaras. The trekking takes us through villages and agricultural land. We will pass through the villages of Kwambago and down to Irente biodiversity reserve for lunch. You will enjoy brown bread, cheese and local products which are made and grown by this unique farm. We will continue to the Irente view point, which has a superb view over the Masai plain, where you will be overnight in day 3 of the program. Proceed to the orphanage center where you will spend overnight and help the children in need.
DAY 2 (4-5 hrs)
After breakfast, continue walking to Miziyagembe Peak, known for its hang gliding and balloon rides, via Yoghoi village. The top of the ridge offers superb views and a chance to meet local people. Get mixed with locals along the way while trekking in the villages with giggling children and incredible cultural experiences. Learn about old farming practices in Usambara. Dinner and overnight at Miziyagembe Caters Rest House.
DAY 3 (5-6 hrs)
After breakfast, start your trek, descending down to the Mombo Valley with fantastic views. Eat lunch at Mombo town and get picked up by car in the afternoon for a 30 minute transfer to Mlembule Maasai bomas for an overnight stay at their camp site. Learn about their history and participate in the beautiful singing and dancing.
Full day walk around Masai village. Learn more about the Maasai, and in the evening, trek across the Savana to Mombo for an overnight stay at Usambara lodge or take a transport back to Lushoto.
Your adventure awaits!
Friends of Usambara
We are a grassroots organization that promotes sustainable tourism to conserve the culture and nature of the Usambara Mountain region. We employ certified, professionally trained guides. Our guides excel at connecting you to the local cultures of the West Usambara people.