This leafy highland town is nestled in a fertile valley at about 1200m, surrounded by pines and eucalyptus mixed with banana plants and other tropical foliage. It’s the centre of the western Usambaras and makes a convenient base for hikes into the surrounding hills. Lushoto is also the heartland of the Wasambaa people (the name ‘Usambara’ is a corruption of Wasambaa or Washambala, meaning ‘scattered’). Local culture is strong. In Muheza and parts of the Tanga region closer to the coast, Swahili is used almost exclusively. Here, however, Kisambaa is the language of choice for most residents.
Dar es Salaam to Mombo - 7 hr drive
From Mombo you will be picked and transferred to Hotel in Lushoto - 40 mins drive
Taxi from Hotel to Mombo (station) - 40 mins drive.
Mombo to Dar es Salaam (Ubungo station) - 7 hr drive
Lawns Hotel Lushoto 2* deluxe 3 nights 1 Triple Deluxe room