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Trekking

Materuni Water Falls

This itinerary is ideal for those based in or around Moshi and on a short time. Departure is from Moshi in the morning or afternoon. Our own 4x4 vehicles can reach the fall pretty close in roughly 1 hour only leaving a hike of 30 minutes to the falls. Although it saves you a long walk, you might obviously be missing much of the village life.

If using public transport or choosing to not drive all the way up to the falls the car ride usually takes 30 minutes leaving a hike of roughly 2 hours to the falls.

The Materuni falls is almost 80m in height and the ultimate goal of this hike. Before reaching the falls you'll see shamba's (small farms) growing coffee, bananas and yams. You'll get a good impression of the Chagga village life.

North Pare Mountains / Mt. Kindoroko

Starting early at Usangi, you'll be hiking around the Kindoroko Forest Reserve and climb the three highest peaks of the Pare Mountain range, with Mt. Kindoroko being the highest at 2,113m.

Discover the local vegetation and learn about the local people, the Pare. Your guide will be the obviously be an experienced one.

After a day of hiking you will spent the night at the Usangi Guesthouse or Mhako House in Usangi. The following morning you will be taken back to Moshi, Arusha or Tanga.

Travel times:

Moshi - Usangi: 2 hrs.

Arusha -Usangi: 4 hrs.

Tanga - Usangi: 3 hrs.

Usambara Mountains

By some called the Switzerland of Tanzania, and as a part of the Eastern Arc mountains, this area give you a multitude of destinations and treks to choose amongst. You can do your hiking in the West Usambara, East Usambara or in Amani Forest Reserve, or a combination of them all.

The area has a cool climate, winding paths and picturesque villages, and offers you one of north-eastern Tanzania's real delights. The different areas and towns/villages have different and diverse history. When you visit Amani Nature Reserve who was made a reserve back in 1997, remember that the German colonists was starting the development here a century before. They developed a research station and botanical gardens here.

Lushoto's charms were first discovered also by the Germans and they "created" Wilhelmstal, a favourite holiday spot, local administrative centre and also an important mission.

Facts:

The Western Usambaras around Lushoto are the most accessible and have the better roads.

The Eastern Usambaras around Amani are less developed, but maybe even more attractive due to the forested areas.

The best time to visit s from July to October, after the rain when it's coolest, and not so muddy on the paths you want to trek.

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Uluguru Mountains

South and east of Morogoro, the agricultural main city in Tanzania, bordering to Mikumi National Park and Selous Game Reserve, the intriguing Uluguru Mountains lure you into its rainforest, birdlife and peak after peak of lulling green tops.

A paradise for hiking, and with an "never ending view" from some of all the peaks, throughout the savannahs of Mikumi National Park, with Udzungwa Mountains National Park to be seen to the east.

Facts: Uluguru Mountains are part of the Eastern Arc mountain chain. To visit Morningside, a old German mountain hut at about 1000 m above sea level are one of the most popular hikes, a short daytrip.

For the "top of the world" feeling, set your plan for hiking to Lupanga Peak, 2150 m above sea level, a tough walk of 6 to 8 hours. The inside of the forest on the way up can be slippery and difficult in the rain, but you might be awarded with meeting some rare birdlife.

History

A part of a more than 25 million year old mountain chain, and although the mountain in the 1960s were still covered by forest, there are now luckily some established forest reserves and conservation projects.

For over three centuries the mountain and its surroundings has mainly been the home to the Luguru, the main tribe in the area. The name means "people of the mountain" and about 1,2 million of them now live in and around the mountains, mainly with agriculture as their way of surviving.

Nature and wildlife Uluguru can show you some of the world's richest and most species-diverse rainforests, containing more than ten endemic reptilian and amphibian species and over a hundred endemic plants, including African violet, busy lizzies and begonias.

Of the mammals you can meet here are yellow baboons, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, wild pigs and duiker antelopes, but still the mountains are most known for its birdlife, which include fifteen rare or unique species.

Ngorongoro Crater Highlands

The beautiful and rugged Crater Highlands offer you and your fellow hikers an elevated range of volcanoes, intact and collapsed ones, as a chain along the eastern side of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, rising up from The Great Rift Valley.

Facts:

The chain of peaks includes Oldenai (3216 m), Makarot (Lemagurut - 3107 m), Olmoti (3100 m), Empakaai (3263 m), Ngorongoro (2200 m) and the still active Ol Doinyo Lengai (The mountain of God in Maa - the language of the Masaai -2878 m).

Except for the Ngorongoro Crater this is a seldom visited area, so by choosing to do your trekking here, you will enjoy some of Tanzania's most unusual nature and scenery.

All hiking in this area have to be arranged professionals, and is somehow costing due to the park fees to the conservation authorities, except for Ol Doinyo Lengai and Empakaai, which are just outside the boundaries of the conservation.

History

The peaks and volcanoes in the area were created millions of year ago by eruptions connected to the birth of the Great Rift Valley. The main residents in the area are Masaai's, who have been grazing their cattle here for hundreds of years.

Nature

Here you have all the options, from day trips to Oldenai and Empakaai, to several weeks of hiking and camping with donkeys carrying all the equipment. From the different Crater Highland treks you can choose amongst, a good choice can be a weeks trek from Ngorongoro to Lake Natron, with time to climb Ol Doinyo Lengai on the way.