DO NOT RELY ON GOOGLE MAPS! IT’S NOT VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE USAMBARA MOUNTAINS 🙂
Google Maps will take you through non existing/ severely damaged roads!
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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.
HOWEVER, DURING THE RAIN SEASON – THE BEST ROAD IS VIA RANGWI – PLEASE SEE THE DIRECTIONS BELOW!Directions-flyer_RangwiRoad_compressed
Coming by public transport
From Arusha/Moshi you have 3 options:
1 – A cultural experience by the local Fasaha bus to Mtae leaving @ 6:00. Arriving between 16:00 and 17:00. From the Mambo Junction (3km before Mtae) you can take a motorbike to the lodge for 3000 TZS.
2 – By express bus (Dar express or Kilimanjaro express), change in Mombo from there by taxi or local bus. A taxi from Mombo is Tzs 180,000 (1 – 3 people) Escudo and Tzs 225,000 (4 – 7 people) Noah and from Lushoto is Tzs 115,000 (1 – 3 people) Escudo and Tzs 145,000 (4 – 7 people) Noah. The taxi is included in the all-inclusive packages.
3 – By taxi, 6-8 hours.
From Dar es Salaam you have 3 options:
1 – By 6:00 Kibomboi or Shambalai bus to Mtae. Arriving between 16:00 and 17:00. From the Mambo Junction (3km before Mtae) you can take a motorbike to the lodge for 3000 TZS.
2 – By 6:00 express bus to Lushoto or Mombo and from there by taxi.
3 – All the way by taxi (8-9 hours).
For transport service, we offer affordable taxi trips from and to MamboViewPoint from Lushoto, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Moshi and other destinations (please note that the prices are subjected to the petrol price variations and can be updated at any time).