Day 1: Transfer by Public bus from Dar Es Salaam or Arusha to Lushoto – on arrival we give you a free pick-up by taxi in Lushoto. After a stunning 2 hours drive you’ll arrive at Mambo View Point Eco lodge. You’ll be staying in a rustic, comfortable Grass roof Cottage for four nights. We give you full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) so all the food, water, coffee & tea is included! Enjoy the beautiful views from your terrace or from on of the many viewpoints on our 6 ha terrain. Every day we organize a guided half day activity. At the end of your stay we offer you a free taxi back to Lushoto
Day 2: Cliff and Village Walk On this half day walk you will be hiking along the cliffs and admire the stunning views over the Maasai Plain, more than 1300 meters down. Raptors will be circling in the sky and you can see farmers walking up and down to their small lands. In Tema village you can have a look at the rural houses, decorated in natural colours and see the children play with their “home made” toys and experience rural life.
Day 3: Kideghe Falls & Shagayu after a 30 minutes car-ride you’ll arrive at the entrance of Shagayu Rainforest. It’s a primary forest, with enormous Magnolia- and Parasol trees. Walking 4 km through the Rainforest you have a good chance of spotting the elusive Colobus- and Blue Monkees. Shagayu is famous fore some endemic birds and plants. We’ll end this walk at Kideghe Falls, where you’ll have some time to relax, experience the jungle.
Day 4 Cooking with Mama. On this relaxing day you’ll be offered the opportunity to cook your own lunch together with a locall “Mama”. You’ll be working in her kitchen, experiencing the cosy family-life in a rural Usambara household. And of course you’ll be “invited to the table” to examine the results!
Day 5: after breakfast, transfer to Lushoto and take a bus to Arusha or Dar Es Salaam or Tanga (also we can arrange a flight from Tanga to Zanzibar OR selous game reserve and explore more
- full board accommodation
- all activities
- transport by public bus to/from Dar Es Salaam or Arusha
- transport by taxi to/from Lushoto
- English speaking guide.
- bottled water/day
- Items of a personal nature
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