Luxury Vacation Rental on a Mountain near Mkomazi National Park, TanzaniaLushoto, Tanga Region (Tanzania)
Luxury Vacation Rental on a Mountain near Mkomazi National Park, Tanzania
- New accommodation
If you cancel 7 days or more prior to check-in.
- Double bed
- Bunk bed
- Linens and pillows
- Cooking basics
- Hot plate
- Lounge/Living room
- Dining room
- Game room
- Outdoor furniture
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.
- Bicycle rental
- Sports equipment storage
Location + Surroundings
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.
- 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.
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old