Thank you for these amazing days at MamboViewPoint! We were immediately stunned by the beauty of MamboViewPoint. The view, the weather, the food, the hospitality, the hiking, all spectacular!! What an amazing delight to find you at the top of the mountain. We were very happy to stay in one of the most beautiful places of Tanzania.      
         
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IMPRESSIONS

                  One with nature

 
Nearby Shagayu National Forest was established in 1908 by the German colonisers and are managed by the central government. You will find very old huge trees and a wide variety of plants and small animals. Biologists claim that the forests of the Usambaras are some of the richest biological communities in Africa. One botanical inventory listed 684 indigenous tree species in the Usambaras. Of these 195 were endemic, only found in the Usambara Mountains  

The habitation of the Usumbara´s goes back to 1,5 million years. Traces were found near the village Mambo and still can be seen, one among them are the Mambo Caves. In ancient times the caves were used by the Usamba's who were living in the mountains and were attacked by the Massai. Women and children were hiding in the caves during war-times and men were on the outlook upon the rocks. Today it is a peaceful place with a very special atmosphere.

 

The Chameleon is often seen in the gardens surrounding Mambo ViewPoint Ecolodge.

It is famous for its ability to change color in response to environmental factor such as light and climate as well as emotions.

Chameleons also have the ability to move their eyes independently. The two horned specie found around Mambo are unique and only found in the Usambara mountains.

 

Unknown but very interesting are the MamboFootprints. Believed remainings from our successors the home erectus, more then 1.5 million years ago.

A three hour walk from MamboViewPoint will lead you to the rock.

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Birdwatching is great around Mambo Viewpoint. The divers habitats give an ideal introduction to discover the beautiful mountanbirds of the West Usumbara’s such as Turaco’s, Trogons, Sunbirds and raptors like the Lanner Falcon and the endangered Taita Falcon.

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