Usambara Mountains

The Usambara is a piece of the antiquated Eastern Arc chain in which mountains stretch in a wrecked sickle from the Taita slopes in southern Kenya down to Morogoro and the southern high countries. They are assessed to be something like 100 million years of age and the stones framing them might be essentially as much as 600 million years of age. The mountains are home to an excellent combination of plants and creatures and address perhaps the most significant level of biodiversity on the mainland.


Lushoto, with its arboretum (tree garden) and herbarium, is the most important location in the west – the most accessible area – of the Usambara mountains (plant museum). You can also take a stroll through the forest, looking for old houses from the German and British colonial periods.

Nature, culture, relaxation, and trekking are all enjoyed in the Usambara Mountains.


A stroll with our local guide in this area is the greatest way to meet the exceptionally friendly residents and appreciate the diversity of this vast area.

On a clear day, you can view the Kilimanjaro as well as the grassy plains of Mkomazi.

Rainforest of Shangayu

Visit the Shangayu rainforest, a primeval forest with a rich plant and fauna diversity. This area is home to a variety of monkey and bird species.

Mambo caves

The settlement of the Usambara mountains returns 1.5 million years. Hints of which were found close to the town of Mambo and can in any case be seen, remembering for the Ngozoi or Mambo caves.

The caverns probably been made by a weighty seismic tremor making various extremely huge rocks cross-over. Seismic tremors with an effect this weighty aren’t known in ongoing Tanzanian history, meaning they should have an antiquated beginning as well. Since the Usambara Mountains are around 100 million years of age, this is very conceivable. These caverns show hints of old and later home.

In old times, the caverns were utilized for cover by the Usamba who lived in the mountains and were gone after by the Maasai. Ladies and kids stow away in the caverns during wartime and men watched out over the stones. The name of the close by town Mtae actually reviews those days. Mate signifies “counting” and is reasonable since individuals counted the quantity of assailants that were rising, so the safeguards knew the number of stones they that needed to toss.

Nature Reserve of Amani

The Amani Nature Reserve was established in 1997 to protect the Eastern Usambara Mountains’ distinctive flora and animals, which are less accessible. A tropical cloud forest ecosystem can be found at the Amani nature reserve.

Submontane, evergreen forests grow particularly well on the seaside of the Usambara mountains, both west and east.

There are many varieties of mites, spiders, freshwater crabs, dragonflies, beetles, butterflies, centipedes, and molluscs depending on the native moist forest cover. The reserve has a small number of large mammals.

The malaria research facility, which was founded in 1902 on the hill Amani, has done a lot of ground-breaking work.

Mkomazi  National Park

The Mkomazi National Park is a delightful 3500 km2 public park in northern Tanzania. Remote and out of reach from the get go, it was established in 1951. From Mambo View Point Eco Lodge it’s just 90 minute’s drive to the entry of Kivingo.

The Mkomazi National Park is a breathtaking wild close to the Usambara mountains, with Kilimanjaro behind the scenes. This is the place where there is meandering crowds of elephants, oryx, and zebras during the wet season. Yet additionally giraffes, hartebeests, lesser kudu, moose, impala and Grant’s gazelle, bison, and numerous hunters, including lions, panthers, and cheetahs. A sum of 78 types of warm blooded creatures have been enrolled and 400 bird species, including hornbills, weavers and guinea fowls, and the warlike falcon.

Mkomazi National Park is the southern tip of the Sahel zone. It’s an exemplary dryland hold of dim green nyika shrubbery, old baobab trees, and detached rough slopes. Yet in addition savannah woodlands with umbrella acacias and shallow valleys with grass.

The Mkomazi National Park is less known and subsequently not all that swarmed, causing the creatures to act normally. Practically all species are to be found, including the profoundly jeopardized dark rhino and African wild canine.

Traditionalist Tony Fitzjohn and his group, along with the backing of the Suzuki Rhino Club, among others, are striving to bring back these two profoundly imperiled species; the Mkomazi Project. As of now, fourteen dark rhinos live in a fenced and protected area of 50 km2. The reproducing program has likewise taken 60 wild canines back to nature.

Animals can be found in Usambara Mountains:

Because the Usambara mountains have been isolated for a long time, their flora and wildlife are home to a variety of rare species.

Diver antelopes and wild boars, two varieties of monkeys, and a variety of bird species are all common. The elephants and leopards that previously roamed the area have unfortunately vanished.

Safari Trips

4-Day Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti Camping Tour

5-Day Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire NP

5-Day Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti NP Luxury Tour

5-Day Serengeti National Park Luxury Tour


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