2 Days Tanzania Usambara Mountain Hike

2 Days Tanzania Usambara Mountain Hike

2 Days Tanzania Usambara Mountain Hike
1 Person

2 Days Tanzania Usambara
Mountain Hike

Explore the captivating Usambara Mountains and behold the breathtaking panorama from Mambo View

Point with Tanzania Horizon Safaris!

Experience the beauty of the Usambara

Mountains in just 2 days with Berngo Safaris.

Day 1: Arrival at Mkuzi (1564 m) via Lushoto

Exploring the Usambara Mountains: Kwesimu Waterfalls

Arrival options: From Dar es Salaam (8-10 hrs), Moshi (8 hrs), or Arusha (10 hrs).

Transition from Mombo to Lushoto and onward to Mkuzi.

Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the picturesque surroundings of lush plantations and dense rainforests.

Discover the captivating history of the Usambara region, including anecdotes about the former Usambara king, Mbega. Explore the German Cave, where history comes to life, and keep an eye out for the playful black and white colobus monkeys swinging through the trees. Don't miss the opportunity to spot chameleons and marvel at the diverse array of butterfly species fluttering around.

Day 2: Mkuzi to Mambo View Point

Duration: 7 hours

Distance: 20 kilometers

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Mkuzi to Mambo View Point, exploring the wonders of the Usambara Mountains.

Your day begins with a visit to the captivating Mkuzi Waterfalls, where you will be enchanted by the soothing melodies of cascading water amidst the picturesque landscape. Take a moment to immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of this natural paradise.

Afterward, venture to Rangwi via private transfer, with opportunities to sample locally brewed banana beers in some charming villages along the route. Delight in the flavors of this unique beverage while soaking in the cultural richness of the region.

As you traverse the path, be treated to stunning viewpoints offering panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscapes. Continue your hike towards Mambo View Point, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views along the mountain ridge, a true spectacle to behold.

Conclude your day with a sumptuous meal amidst the natural beauty of the Usambara Mountains before being chauffeured back to Lushoto via private transfer. From there, you can choose to journey onwards to Dar es Salaam or Kilimanjaro (Moshi Town), cherishing the memories of your mountain adventure.

Day 4: Summit Ascent and Descent to Momella Gate

Saddle Huts to Summit

- Elevation: 11,712 ft to 14,977 ft

- Distance: 5 km

- Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

- Habitat: Alpine Desert

Summit to Miriakamba Huts

- Elevation: 14,977 ft to 8,250 ft

- Distance: 13 km

- Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

- Habitat: Heath

Miriakamba Huts to Momella Gate

-Elevation: 8,250 ft to 4,921 ft

- Distance: 10 km

- Hiking Time: 2-3 hours

- Habitat: Rain Forest

Rise early, around 1:30 a.m., to embark on the steep ascent to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and onward to

Cobra Point (4,350 m.). Arriving at the summit (4,566 m) just in time for sunrise, there's a chance to catch a glimpse of Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final leg of the climb traverses a breathtaking narrow ridge line between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater.

After a brief rest and brunch at Saddle Hut, begin your descent towards Meriakamba Hut and ultimately to Momella Gate. Your returning transfer awaits at Momella Gate to transport you back to Moshi or Arusha, where you can unwind and reflect on your remarkable journey.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 5: Departure from Tanzania

Today is a leisurely day, allowing you to relax and unwind after your trek before your departure flight home. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore the vibrant town of Moshi, where you can stroll through its bustling streets and browse local markets for souvenirs to cherish your Tanzanian adventure.

If you have time before your flight, consider indulging in additional excursions such as a safari or a visit to the tropical paradise of Zanzibar. Tanzania Horizon Safaris offers various add-ons to further explore the wonders of Tanzania.

Meals: Breakfast Included


Group Size | Price per Person

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1 person | USD 195

2-3 people | USD 180

4-5 people | USD 170

6-7 people | USD 160

8-9 people | USD 145

10-12 people | USD 130

Please note: This trip starts from Lushoto and can be accessed from Dar Es Salaam or Moshi. Transfers are

available upon request.

Price includes

- Park and Entrance fees

- Guiding fees

- Village development fees

- Drinking Water

- Accommodation

- Full Board (3 meals a day)

- Transport to/from Lushoto

Price excludes


Soda and other drinks



Any personal items


Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber):

• Guides: $20/day/guide

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