Zanzibar City

3-Day Hiking in Usambara Mountains


Experience Africa at its best on a Tanzania safari tour.


Are you done with lying on the beach all day? Join us for a hike!


Explore the amazing biodiversity and tranquility of Tanzania’s mountains and rainforests.

Enjoy a Wonderful Hike through Usambara Mountains and the Magamba Rainforest

Want to get away from the crowds and pollution of the big cities? Become one with unspoiled nature on this 3-day getaway into the tranquil setting of rural Tanzania. We’ll take you from bustling Zanzibar Island to 1,900m above sea level to see stunning waterfalls and listen to colorful birds singing in your ears. Hike through beautiful landscapes of lush-green hills and enjoy comfortably cool temperatures.


Reconnect with nature

and stay active

on your holiday

The Usambara Mountains of Tanzania are an incredible piece of natural beauty. Located within the Eastern Arc Mountains, they are often described as one of the most gorgeous and diverse mountain ranges in Africa.

The range is made up of three distinct bluestone massifs and is home to a variety of unique flora and fauna. The area has been inhabited by humans since the Stone Age and is one of the few places in Tanzania that still has a population of indigenous people, including the Zaramo, Pare, and Chagga peoples.

There are also several small villages and towns located within the Usambara Mountains, which offer a variety of activities and tourist attractions. In addition to the stunning views and fascinating wildlife, visitors can also explore the many caves and waterfalls that are found within the range.

Whether you’re looking for an adventure or just want to relax, the Usambara Mountains provide the perfect escape from the bustle of city life.

Tour Itinerary


We’ll pick you up at your accommodation in Zanzibar and drive you to the airport for your domestic flight to Tanga.

Upon your arrival, we’ll drive you to the Usambara Mountains via the town of Lushoto. You can relax in your air-conditioned minivan while enjoying the landscapes of the surrounding highlands.

When we arrive at Mambo View Point Eco Lodge, you’ll check in and have lunch. Then we’ll hike to the remote Mambo village and a viewpoint on the mountaintop.

We’ll end the day with sunset yoga at the viewpoint of the lodge.


In the morning we’ll enjoy a morning yoga and meditation session with the view of the Usambara Mountains in the background. After breakfast, we’ll set out for this day’s hike to the Magamba Rainforest.

As we explore the forest, we’ll learn about the amazing biodiversity of Usambara. The hike starts right from Lushoto, leading through native villages, stunning landscapes, and farming areas up to the Magamba Rainforest.

We’ll also visit the Mkuzu Waterfalls, a small romantic recluse within the forest.

After lunch, we’ll walk to the Mambo Caves. We will end the day with another session of sunset yoga at Irente viewpoint.


After breakfast, we’ll visit Lushoto city center and start driving back to Tanga airport for your afternoon flight back to Zanzibar.

Book Your Usambara Mountains Hiking Tour


1,085 USD per person


3 days


Private hiking tour


  • Accommodation & meals
  • Fruits and snacks for the hikes
  • Experienced local driver-guide
  • Hotel/airport transfers
  • Flight tickets from Zanzibar to Tanga and back
  • Park entry fees & taxes

(The luggage limit for the flight is 8 kg / 17 lbs per person.)


Please bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes / hiking boots
  • Sport pants & shirts for 3 days (preferably not black, white, or bright colors)
  • Light jacket & sweater for potential rain or cooler evenings
  • Hat
  • Your passport and travel insurance
  • Personal medication
  • Camera