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Amani Forest Reserve Safari

Usambara Mountains Safari - Eastern Arc
Birding trip to the forested Mountain
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Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Amani
Early morning depart for Amani  via Muheza road winds up through a series of road bends and corners into some of the most beautiful scenery in Tanzania; arrive at Sigi Guesthouse in the afternoon. After lunch take a walk around the Botanical Garden and stop over at the Visitors Centre
Day 2: Climbing Amani Peak
Full day to explore the amazing forest reserve, with several walking trails offer good birding, some also visiting attractive waterfalls and sites where endemic African Violets are be found. Climb up to reach the Amani Peak. Return to the guesthouse for dinner and overnight Options: Evening stroll for Long-billed Tailorbird, African Broadbill and Usambara eagle-owl
Day 3: Drive to Lushoto – West Usambara Mountain
Morning transfer to Lushoto West Usambara, arrive there late morning and drive direct to Lushoto Executive Lodge for lunch and unpacking. Afternoon short walk to Montessori Sisters of Ubiri, A beautifully landscaped Mission; also visit a Irente View Point before you come back for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Magamba Rainforest Walking
This tour begins with an uphill walk from Lushoto to the royal village of Kwembago, where you will learn about the cultural history of the traditional ruling clan, the Kilindi. From Kwembago, you have a beautiful view over Lushoto and the Maasai Steppe. Proceeds to the Magamba rainforest, home to black and white Colobus monkeys. Then return to Lushoto passes through an old German middle school and village of Magamba. Dinner and overnight at Lushoto Executive Lodge
Day 5: Transfer to Mtae
Half a day tour to Mtae Village; Mtae is situated right on the northern point of the Usambara Mountains with red bricks houses dominates  slops of the mountain ridge. From the ridge a clear view (if sky is free from clouds) of the Maasai Steppes parched and stretched out towards the Pare Mountains to the west and green plains stretched towards the Indian Ocean to east. All perfect for sunset and sunrise viewing; late afternoon return to Lushoto for rest and dinner and overnight at Lushoto Executive Lodge
Day 6: Drive back to Dar es Salaam/Arusha .
after breakfast drive back Arusha or Dar es Salaam upon your request


6 Days Pangani Beach Escape

Waller's in Amani Reserve

Courtesy of Dr. Louis A. Hansen
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Amani Forest in a fog

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