Western West Usambaras Lushoto Mountain Reserve are part of the Usambara Mountains, an ancient Eastern Arc chain located about 5km from Lushoto town. They are the most accessible and are densely populated with more than 300 people per sq km.
The mountain area is mostly covered by forests some of which are now under government protection in form of forest reserves like Magamba Nature Reserve. The Usambara mountains remain a remote slice of Africa where a traveller might be the only person walking the paths on any given day.
The viewpoints on the western sides of the West Usambaras Lushoto Mountain Reserve are well known for the spectacular views of the Mkomazi and Handeni plains and Mount Kilimanjaro on the horizon.
West Usambaras Mountains are home to numerous endemic species of flora and fauna including mammals, birds, amphibians, insects and reptiles. It takes two or three days to walk up the wooded mountains which rise as high as 2,400m.
Using 4WDs, visitors come to the Usambara to enjoy its nature, relax and hike. You can walk through the arboretum, hike in the forest, gaze at the numerals waterfalls around the mountains