The Usambara Mountains are a mountain range in North-East Tanzania, approximately 70 miles (110 km) long and ranging from 20 to 40 miles (30-60 km) in width. Mountains in the range rise as high as 8,000 ft (2,440 m).
The Usambaras are covered in the tropical forest and are considered tremendously significant ecologically, there are many protected zones throughout the range. Several species are endemic to the Usambara forests, including the Naduk eagle owl, Usambara alethe, the Usambara weaver and Calodendrum eickii. Animals commonly seen include several forest bird species, reptiles, butterflies, and black and white colobus monkeys.
This 9 days safari itinerary includes hiking in the Usambara Mountains, meeting with indigenous communities, visit of Irente Farm with its breathtaking views of the Maasai plains, and passing the alkaline Lake Jipe, along some of Tanzanias prime National Parks such as Lake Manyara,Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Olduvai Gorge.
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