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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MamboViewPoint is build as far as possible from local materials.

MamboViewPoint eco lodge Construction details

Eco memberships
Eco


solar
electricity

MVP_solar


constructionroofing

community work
community work

Water and Energy
water


Meet Mambo Village
Mambo

Nature
forest

Staff
MVP_staff
Stones

The foundations and stairs are made from granite stones. Local people make those by cracking huge rocks. They us a fire below the rocks to crack them into smaller stones.
granite
Bricks

B
ricks are locally made. The clay is put in moulds. After drying the bricks are steepled and burned with a fire from inside.

However the bricks are not very strong it is enough to make firm walls
 
bricks
Poles

For the roofs we used three kind of poles.
Red cedar which is a kind of hardwood for poles that go into the ground because it does not rot, Eucalyptus because the are long and strong and sisal poles because they are light.
Red cedar and Eucalyptus is widely available in the Usambara Mountains. Sisal poles are coming from below.

 
Roofonstruction
Wood

The frames, doors and tables are made out of red cedar wood. This is very nice wood because it does not rot.
We cover it with lin
seed oil, which is a natural product and gives the nice shiny color.
doors&frames
Makuti

The roofs are covered with makuti. Those are palm leave trees and are harvested down the mountain. Women from Mambo village went to Mnazi to get them. Early in the morning down and the same day back again with a steeple makuti in their head!

However that's hard, they liked to do it because they gained a secure income from it.
 
makuti
Furnishing
 
On different places on the terrain we made nice sittings from natural materials for relaxing and enjoying the view, your drinks and the scenery.
Sittings