Situated at an elevation of approximately 1400m, Lushoto is the most densely populated and cultivated of the mountain ranges in northeast Tanzania. It is the main town in the western Usambara. The area is scenically varied with plantations and indigenous forests and provides the best views at the edge of Usambara escarpment to the low-lying plains below. Lushoto has recently developed into a popular spot for tourists with limited time and who want to see what Africa has to offer other than beaches and game.
Lushoto is very well connected to other major towns in Tanzania by tarmac roads. It is only 3 hours drive from Moshi and only two hours from Tanga.
Places to Visit
There are a number of places worth sightseeing in Lushoto that can keep one busy for a day or two. The Irente and Yoghoi viewpoints offer spectacular views of the Maasai Steppe 1,000m below. Other sights include the Soni falls.
Tourists Destinations in close proximity
Magamba forest reserve and the Amani nature reserve are in very close proximity.
Lodges & Restaurants
There are few moderate lodges and restaurants in the Lushoto area. Below we give options of few who we find would be most suitable as far as quality, service and security is concerned. Contact us for bookings and the best prices.
Our Recommendations on Lushoto
If you have a day or two to spare and if you cherish bird watching and mountainous sights then the Usambara’s are a gem for you.
Please contact us for a perfect, well-organized and affordable tour of this interesting town.