The 10 Best Things to Do in Lushoto, Tanzania

January 17, 2018 Kelli Reichel

Discover the best top things to do in Lushoto, Tanzania including Tupande Usambara, Usambara Adventures, Irente Biodiversity Reserve, Soni Falls, Raymond Tours, Usambara Hiking & Cycling, Usambara Cultural Tourism, Usambara Eco Tours, Usambara Tours, Usambara Cultural Tourism.

1. Tupande Usambara

Lushoto, Tanzania
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5 based on 35 reviews

Tupande Usambara

We develop our hiking and cultural exchange tours in cooperation with the local people, enabling them to creatively use their skills in communications, agriculture, ecology and the arts. Our office and coffee corner are located in the center of Lushoto town.

Reviewed By Nils C

Through Tupande Tours we were able to hike through the beautiful Usumbara Mountains. Although our vacation included a luxurious stay in Zanzibar and a great Safari, I was most impressed by the three-day hike we undertook with Tupande. Tupande went out of their way to arange transport from Mombo to Lushoto and to help us there. We were assigned three great guides (big group of ten people): Kristina, Constantine and Khalid.
Those three guides went out of their way to make the 60 km hike as comfortable as possible. The hike, which took us through the rugged but breathtaking Usumbara Mountains was long and hard. We went through the rainforest in the rain, and had to shake of the local children under a burning sun. But let me tell you, if you want to meet genuine and friendly Tanzanians in an amazing and diverse landscape, then you have to visit the Usumbara Mountains.

2. Usambara Adventures

Lushoto, Tanzania
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5 based on 49 reviews

Usambara Adventures

Reviewed By Iain T

We had an amazing time on a 4 day hike with Said in June 2017. Definitely value for money. We loved all of the accommodation, especially bush baby guest house. Can definitely recommend Said as a guide for any hiking around Lushoto.Thank you so much for the review

3. Irente Biodiversity Reserve

West Usambara Mountains | Lushoto, Lushoto, Tanzania +255 788 503 002
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Irente Biodiversity Reserve

Irente Biodiversity Reserve is a nature reserve, organic farm and lodging a few kilometers outside Lushoto. Sporting lush rainforests, with over a 100 recorded bird species, wetlands and a beautiful waterfall it is a destination in its own right. The Terrace restaurant serves a variety of foods and snacks from the farm's produces while offering a stunning view of the farm and surrounding hills and Valleys.Home made rye bread, butter, cheese, jam and juice and vegetables and fruits are served both in the restaurant and available in the shop. Accommodation is available to cater for all tastes and budget. A well equipped campsite is also in place, with easy access to the farm and restaurant.

Reviewed By nicolasgadiot - Zagora, Morocco

If, like us, you have been travelling through Africa for a very long time, this is a stop to lunch. Home-made cheeses (young gouda type, okay...) , excellent bread , fruits , vegetables, BUTTER ! , excellent jams (plum, passion fruit , ...) . This was simply excellent ! Lunch is not expensice, considering the quantity of food they serve. The view on the Mountains is beautiful. You can easily walk there from Lushoto (1 hour walk) without a guide (prepare your way).

4. Soni Falls

Lushoto, Tanzania
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4 based on 29 reviews

Soni Falls

Reviewed By mado27 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Most beautiful place in lushoto . It is just nature and you . Not crowded .. There are few native kids who will show you around . And don't forget your camera.. Can get beautiful pictures ..

5. Raymond Tours

Lushoto 21701, Tanzania
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Raymond Tours

Hiking,wildlife,cultural tours

Reviewed By 839Lies - Bruges, Belgium

We heard about Raymond trough some friends. We stayed one year in Tanzania and this was one of the best experiences. It's not touristic at all and the walking trips are costume made. Together with Raymond you see what the best option is for every person and every budget. He knows very well what you can do in what amount of time.
We went all the way to the mambo cliff view point what is defiantly worth the hike!
He speaks very well English and knows a lot of stories about Lushote, Tanzania, and everything else :)

6. Usambara Hiking & Cycling

Lushoto, Tanzania
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Usambara Hiking & Cycling

Reviewed By Jo en Sophie V - Kortenberg, Belgium

We went together with our 3 teenage kids for a 3 day hiking tour trough this nature paradise.
Dennis our guide made it al happen, with a smile and great knowledge of the environment.
We went from Lushoto to the Rangwi siters and from there to Mtae.
Avoid the hotel Kakakouna in Lushoto!

7. Usambara Cultural Tourism

Lushoto, Tanzania
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Usambara Cultural Tourism

Usambara Cultural Tourism provides cultural tours around the Usambara Mountain Region. Come explore the spectacular views, the incredible wildlife and get off the beaten path in this region in north east region of Tanzania.

Reviewed By Piepersm - Antwerpen

We did a hike with 5 friends from Lushoto to Mambo. We had two amazing guides who proved themselves to be a real asset. It was an all-inclusive tour with amazing meals. We slept at the best locations including a monetary and a viewpoint over...MoreThanks for your review....it was a real pleasure having you here at Usambara Mountains.....we are looking forward welcoming you one day again...!!!!!!

8. Usambara Eco Tours

Mtae Lushoto | Mtae, Lushoto 21722, Tanzania
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Usambara Eco Tours

Reviewed By Tomas C - Brussels, Belgium

We have organized a 3-day (2 nights) trek through the Usambara Mountains (starting and ending in Lushoto) with Anthony as our guide and we could not have done a better choice for this region. We left our big luggage in Lushoto and had only smaller backpacks. Anthony organized everything with great detail: trek through forest, villages, accomodation for 2 nights, food, cooking class in a local village, beautiful viewpoints, transport by car. Anthony was very flexible, friendly, accomodating and knowledgable about the area, people, fauna and flora, which we appreciated a lot. We recommend to anyone who enjoys relatively trekking through Mountains and getting to know local environment and communities.

9. Usambara Tours

Lushoto 21701, Tanzania
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Usambara Tours

Explore the Usambara Mountains on the northeastern of Tanzania. Landscape, tropical Forests and numerous spectacular viewpoints, historical sites, learn and know how we live in the Usambara Mountains, the community history of the indigenous washambaa, and the immigrant local tribe of pare and mbugu, local royality from the ancient to the Germany and British colonial era.

Reviewed By Jastice N - Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania

The tour takes you to explore the Usambara Mountains in the northeast of Tanzania. Landscape, tropical Forests and numerous spectacular viewpoints, historical sites and the opportunity to visit local communities development projects, through explanation of the history and life of the local farmers rovide a memorable experience. This area of west Usambara in nick-named Switzerland of Africa because of the mountain range.

10. Usambara Cultural Tourism

Lushoto 0401012, Tanzania
Usambara Cultural Tourism

We offer different cultural programs: several days hike to Mtae. 2-3 days hike Mazumbai natural reserve, 2-3 days hike, Full day hike combine tour of Magamba rain forest and Irente view point. Magamba rainforest and Mkuzi waterfall Half day tour. Irente view point Magamba rainforest. OTHER PROGRAMS WE OFFER: Cycling around the Mountains, Cooking course (traditional food), Making Maasai jewelry, Research.

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