Usambara Mountains [en]

After two weeks, I’ve left Kigamboni behind (for now) and started to travel north-west.

First stop: Usambara mountains. A friend recommended a good guide, Subira from Kigamboni-Eco-Cultural Tours. She is native to the Usambara region, and you can reach her via phone/WhatsApp at +255627944103 or via email at Here’s some of our impressions…

Bus ride from Dar-es-Salaam to Usambara Mountains:

Bus ride up to the Usambara Mountians:

Our accommodation nearby Lushoto — St. Eugene’s Hostel:

Making our own coffee at Magamba Eco-Cultural Tourism:

Hike from Magamba to Kigulu Hakwewa Peak, Irente View, and Maguzoni (GPX):

Sugar cane wine (“boha”) making and tasting in Maguzoni:

Kisasa Waterfall (GPX):

Mambo view:

On to Arusha:

Next stop: Kilimanjaro.

Update 2021-12-13: Added more photos, links, and geo tracks.