With their wide vistas, cool climate, winding paths and picturesque villages, the Usambaras are one of Tanzania’s highlights. The mountains are home to an exceptional assortment of plants and birds and representing one of the highest degrees of biodiversity on the continent.
Welcome Lushoto Usambara Mountains, enjoy your moment with us at Magamba Eco-Village our people are more hospitable and are ready to give you your life while away from home. Just leave you safari car behind and start experiencing Cultural lives. Getting there. Magamba Eco-Village is located in the Eastern part of Magamba Nature Forest Reserve the largest Nature forest reserve ramaining in West Usambara between Altitude 1,670 and 2170m above sea level and the highest peak being Kwehondo peak. CLIMATE The climatic condition of Magamba is characterized by cool weather through out the year, mean annual rainfall is 1,200mm with Long rain from mid March to may and Short rain between October and December. The Temperature range from 15-21 ° c from June to September up to 25-30 °c between October and December.
Location & Access Magamba Eco-Village is located in the North Esatern part of Tanzania,in Lushoto District Tanga Tanzania East Africa. It is about 339.5Km from Dar es salaam and about 310.8 from Touristy city of Arusha, the estimated distance from Mombo to Lushoto is 32km. From Lushoto to Magamba Eco-Village is 10km. Drive from Lushoto mlalo road. The area can be accessed by public transport. Buses from Dar es salaam to Lushoto and Lushoto Dar es salaam are available daily around 0600hrs to 1200hrs. From Lushoto Arusha 0600hrs to 0900hrs and the road is a tarmac road to Magamba Eco-village this can be accessed through out the year. Live the rural life by Visiting the people and meet the people then travel sustainably.
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM PRACTICES
Sustainable tourism is a broad term, which we like to divide into three main areas: human welfare, animal welfare, and nature preservation. The aim of sustainable tourism is to make less negative and most positive impact possible on one’s destination.
HUMAN WELFARE is all about respecting the locals, conserving the culture and supporting the local economy.Respecting the locals includes much more than you might think. It is not only about travelers respecting the locals where they travel. It also means involving locals in decisions concerning tourism where they live. But what can you as a traveler do to impact this? As an example, you could book tours, accommodation etc. from companies that work together with locals and give employment to locals.
ANIMAL WELFARE is becoming more and more important. According to The IUCN Red List a shocking 25% of mammals, 40% of amphibians, 14% of birds and 31% of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction. Travelers can impact this by not taking part in animal tourism and instead supporting organizations that protect animals and work towards protecting these animals’ natural habitats.
Finally, NARURE PRESERVATION is another broad term. When we think about nature preservation we think about minimizing all negative impacts on nature. This includes minimizing non-organic waste while traveling, minimizing contamination, using local, organic products, avoiding destinations exposed to over-tourism and supporting eco-friendly organizations.
All together these three main areas of sustainable tourism walk hand in hand and one thing affects the other. One example is buying local, organic hygiene products at your destination. First of all, it supports local businesses which is a positive impact on the local economy and creates local employment. Second, the products will not harm corals and other sea life when it gets washed down the drain. This includes both fish and other sea animals
Plan your sustainable travel with us at Magamba Eco-cultural Tourism Lushoto and get involved directly to Sustainable Tourism