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Exploring the Usambara Mountains Lushoto-Tanga-Tanzania.

Situated in the north-east of Tanzania,the Usambara Mountains offer wide vistas,a cool climate,winding paths and picturesque villages;so they're one of Tanzania's highlights.

The Usambaras are part of the Eastern Arc Chain which mountains stretch from Taita Hills in southern Kenya down to Morogoro and the southern highlands.The mountains are home to an exceptional assortment of plants and animals,representing a high degree of biodiversity on the continent.
The mountains are estimated to be at least 100 million years old and the rocks forming them as much as 600 million years.The habitation goes back to at least 1.5 million years!(The cradle of mankind?).

The Germans discovered the charm of the Usambaras and established Lushoto(Wilhelmsthal) and it was a favourite holiday spot for the colonial administrators.Tanganyika became a British mandate territory after World War I and became independent in 1961.

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From Dar es Salaam to Korogwe and Lushoto for a 3-day hike in the mountains.
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The mountain range is approximately 90 km long and about half that wide.
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View over the Masaai Plains.
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Sweeping landscapes with their towering peaks.Farms between green and lush scenery.
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Spectacular sunsets garanteed!
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Trekking from village to village,exploring rural life.
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Simple but clean accomodation in local villages.

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