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Usambara MountainsUsambara Mountains

This little known mountain range in Tanzania is a considered as a hidden game. It is located in the northwest of Dar Es Salaam and are part of 25 million years old necklace of mountains known as the Eastern Arc.

The Usambaras is blessed with an incredible and diverse natural biodiversity comprising of birdlife and breathtaking viewpoints. Some of these tops rise well over 2400 meters in height.

The western Usambaras is densely populated region because of the cooler climate which is deemed excellent for arable farming. It is a perfect place to get to know some of the local people and try some of the locally run Cultural Tourism Programmes.