Luxury Vacation Rental on a Mountain near Mkomazi National Park, Tanzania

Lushoto, Tanga Region (Tanzania)

Luxury Vacation Rental on a Mountain near Mkomazi National Park, Tanzania

1 unit
4 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
 Host photo
Hosted by Mambo
  • New accommodation


  • Kid-friendly
This luxury vacation rental with a thatched roof is located on the shoulder of a mountain near Mkomazi National Park, Tanzania, and can accommodate four guests. Inside, the cottage has two bedrooms, one full bathroom, a living room, and a small kitchen with a gas stove. It also provides extra bunk beds that are suitable for children. Other amenities include solar lights, a battery charging station, room service, and large glass windows in both the bedrooms and the bathroom. Outside, guests will find a platform from which they can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Around the site, guests will find a gift shop, a playground, and an on-site restaurant with Wi-Fi. A variety of guided activities are available through the site as well; please see the Facilities and Activities sections for more details.


  • Double bed
  • Bunk bed
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Linens and pillows
  • Parking
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Hot plate
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Dining room
  • Game room
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
At the site, guests will find a playground, a gift shop selling locally made artwork and crafts, and a restaurant that serves a variety of local and Western cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests will also have access to Wi-Fi and conference rooms during their stay.

The site is eco-friendly, with solar panels providing its main source of energy. The site is also dedicated to reinvesting its profits into development projects in the local community, encompassing education, healthcare, infrastructure, and entrepreneurship.

Guest Services

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/Pub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Sports equipment storage
A lunch buffet and dinner buffet are available for purchase at the on-site restaurant. Mountain bikes can be rented on a half-day or whole-day basis. Taxi transport can be arranged between the site and Arusha, Tanga, Pangani, and Fish Eagle Point.

Location + Surroundings

Local services
  • Supermarket
  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
This glamping site is located in Mambo, Tanzania, where it is perched on top of a 1,900-meter peak in the West Usambara Mountains. From this lofty vantage point, guests will enjoy sweeping vistas of an Edenic landscape of wide-open plains, deep valleys, and soaring mountains, which are covered in the lush foliage of a tropical forest. Nearby attractions include the Shagayu Forest Reserve, one of the largest forest reserves in the region, where guests will also find Kideghe Peak and Kideghe Falls.

Around 3,500 species of plants grow in the mountains, with more than a quarter of them exclusive to the region. The mountains are also home to an abundance of wildlife, including over 270 species of birds and a number of rare or endemic species, such as the Usambara eagle owl, the Usambara weaver, the Usambara akalat, and an unusual species of frog that gives live birth, rather than laying eggs.

To the north, guests will find Mkomazi National Park, which encompasses 3,200 square kilometers and blends into Tsavo West National Park in Kenya. The park provides a refuge for black rhinos and African wild dogs, both of which are highly endangered. During the wet season, it is also a migration site for herds of elephant, oryx, and zebra.

The site is about two hours from Lushoto (where the nearest domestic airport is located), four hours and 40 minutes from Tanga, and eight hours from Dar es Salaam, where the nearest international airport is located. Express buses run from Tanga, Moshi, Arusha, and Dar es Salaam to Lushoto and Mambo, where taxis can then take guests to the site.


  • Biking
  • Climbing
  • ATV/Quads/4x4
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Wildlife watching
  • Safari/Game drive
  • Jeep tours
  • Feeding animals

Guests can choose from a variety of guided activities during their stay. They can go on walks to a nearby cliff and village, the Mambo Footprints (footprints left by Homo Erectus more than a million years ago), the Mambo Caves, the Shagayu Forest Reserve, a traditional healer, a local market in Mambo or Sunga, and local pottery makers in Sunga. They can also go mountain biking on several challenging trails near the site, with mountain bikes available to rent. While traveling through the surrounding mountains and tropical forests, guests find abundant opportunities for wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and enjoying the bountiful flora of the region.

Multi-day trips are available as well, such as a hike from Lushoto to the site, which takes guests through the Magamba forest, a 2,100-meter peak, and a variety of local villages. Guests can also take a trip to Mkomazi National Park, where safaris in open jeeps are available.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Additional Information

Pets are not permitted to stay.

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