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In Mombo (on the B1 from Dar es Salaam to Moshi/Arusha) – the junction between the Express road and the Usambara road, take a turn into the mountains. Follow the tarmac road, 1 hour to Lushoto (via Soni). In Lushoto, with the roundabout keep right and follow the tarmac road. At the roundabout in Magamba turn left, along the Sekumo university. At the T-junction turn right and follow the winding dust road, over the mountain pass to Lukozi, a busy market place. In the center of Lukozi, at a round-about with a big tree in the middle, turn left and follow the dust road for another hour till you see our sign boards. If lost ask for Mtae, which is 3 km past Mambo.Directions-flyer
HOWEVER, DURING THE RAIN SEASON – ALSO CURRENTLY – THE BEST ROAD IS VIA RANGWI – PLEASE SEE THE DIRECTIONS BELOW !Directions-flyer_RangwiRoad_compressed
Coming by public transport
From Dar es Salaam The most easy is to take an express bus from Ubungu bus station in the direction of Arusha. Get off in Mombo and we take you from there. The last opportunity leaves Dar around 12:00. From Dar es Salaam there is also a direct express bus (The Chambali express) to Lushoto.
From Arusha or Moshi Take an express bus to Dar es Salaam and get off in Mombo and we take you from there. The last opportunity leaves Arusda around 12:00
Good express busses are Dar express, Kilimanjaro express and Tahmeed.
From Arusha there is also an early (6:00) local bus, the Fasaha to Mtae, which is 3 km before Mambo. However this is a kind of “local experience”
From Dar es Salaam there is also an early (6:00) local bus, the Chambalai to Mtae, which is 3 km before Mambo. However this is a kind of “local experience”
For taxi service we offer affordable taxi’s from Mombo, Lushoto, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Moshi and other places.