Magoroto Forest Estate is a unique and sustainable campsite in the Eastern Usambara Mountains offering experiential outdoor activities to adventurous nature lovers.
The estate offers stunning views from the Muheza Valley to the Indian ocean. Enjoy the lush rain forest with rare plants and bird species or walk through the old plam oil plantation. Learn about organic spice production such as cardamom, pepper, cloves, vanilla,cinamon, tea and many other useful plants. Have a picnic, go for a hike or swim in our beautiful lake.
Logistic info approx : 8hrs bus drive pickup from Muheza to Magoroto 40mn
Magoroto Lake is manmade and was dug in year 1956 by the Swiss. The lake has fresh water fed in by natural springs. It’s 12 metres deep allowing for one of the best diving experiences. Due to the depth of the lake children must always be accompanied by adults while swimming. We have life jackets, floaters and a life guard to help with lake activities.
Logistic info approx: 2hrs30min Hike + extended time for swimming + 1 hr factory tour
Magoroto Forest offers a total of eight well documented hiking trails. The trails differ in level of difficulty providing choices for different trails based on your fitness level. The trails pass through a number of attractions along the way ending in picturesque viewing points. The shortest trail is about 1.5Km (3o mins trek) while the longest is about 12km (8 hours hike).
In between is a number of other trails and endless possibilities to combine the trails to fit your fitness level and desire. After a long tiring hike, our trails end at the lake where you can refresh with a cool fresh swim in the lake. This is ensured to rejuvenate you and keep you fresh for the next activities.
A factory tour gives an opportunity to go back into history and learn about Magoroto. Are you curious to know what the name Magoroto means? or how the Germans ended up in Magoroto and the Swiss thereafter? Make sure you request for a factory tour to learn all these and many more.
Logistic info approx: 2hrs spice tour
Cardamom, Black Pepper and Cloves are among the many spices that flourish in Magoroto Estate. A spice tour gives you an opportunity to learn more about spices, how they are grown and processed. The spices grown in Magoroto are all organic and packaged in retail packs for you to carry one as souvenir on your departure.
Magoroto 1* Backpackers - 2 nights Camping–1Double Tents