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  • Duration: 5 days

Tour Highlights The Usambara mountains are located between Kilimanjaro and the Indian Ocean. Some of the tops rise to well over 2000m. Between steep cliffs and rocky hilltops are set small communities of the pastoral Usambani tribe. The high altitude and fertile soils attracted German, British and other European settlers. This is an excellent place to visit for a few relaxing days if you are travelling overland between the coast and Kilimanjaro and the northern gameparks. Lushoto, at the heart of the Usambara, can be reached in a 5-hour drive from Moshi. It is a further 4 hours’ drive to Tanga from where there are daily flights to Zanzibar, or 5-6 hours’ drive to Pangani or Saadani. Although a variety of accommodation is available in the area we recommend.