If you are short on time while visiting Lushoto, I can offer you short day hikes in Usambara Mountains starting from Lushoto. I can also guide multi day treks trhough the Usambara region, contact me for more information below. Lushoto is little town in Usambara region and starting point to many day hike points in Usmbara mountains.
Hikes include visit to spectacular viewpoints to waterfalls and Magamba rainforest. Lushoto is easily reachable by bus from all parts of Tanzania, there are good bus connections from Arusha, Moshi, Dar es Salaam and Tanga. Tours in Usambara Mountains can be also done on bike.
Irente viewpoint is one of the most famous view points in Usambara Mountains. We meet in Lushoto and walk from Lushoto to spectacular Irente View point. On the way to Irente viewpoint, we usually meet locals and children so there will be plenty opportunities to see rural village life in Usambara Mountains.
Once we reach Irente viewpoint at sea level of approximately 1500m, you will be rewarded with stunning views. You can see Mazinde village 1000m below and vast maasai steppe in the distance, the main road from Arusha, Moshi to Tanga and Dar.
On return back you can visit Irente farm for your Lunch. Irente farm sells delicious home made brown bread, cheese, all sorts of home made jams (pineapple jam among others), fresh passion juice, fresh cut fruit and yoghurt.