FAQs

 How do I get there?

You can easily get to Magamba Village by Public Or private car, hired taxi, bicycle or motor bike, which is popularly known as bodaboda from Lushoto town. Our office is located 500 from the main road and 300 from Magamba Forest Reserve main entrance. We can arrange the transport.

 What should I bring for the forest hike?

You are highly recommended to wear proper walking clothes such as long trousers, good walking shoes, sun hat etc. You can also bring a good camera for the photos, binoculars for the bird watching in the forest and farms, insects’ repellents and some snacks to eat in the picnic place.

 What kind of local food do you offer?

We offer typical local dishes with different local varieties to suite all our clients who are interested in testing the local Swahili food. Our local mamas are experienced enough to accommodate all the special requests ranging from vegetarian, gluten free and many others.

 What animals are found in the Magamba Forest?

Magamba Forest is home to two major species of primates, which are the black and white Colobus monkeys and the blue monkeys. The other animals include tree squirrel, Kirk’s Dik dik and tree’s, some forested and water logged bird species and insects such as spiders, millipedes, centipedes and dragon fly. If you are interested in butterflies, you can also spot some colorful and beautiful species of butterfly.

How far is it from Lushoto to your office?

We are located 13 km from Lushoto town, it’s only 25 minute driving from Lushoto town following a tarmac road to Magamba Darajani near Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University to our office.

 Is Magamba Eco-Cultural Tourism a tour company?

No Magamba Eco-Cultural Tourism is a youth led and community based Eco tourism program registered and recognized by the Tanzania Tourist Board and part of the so-called Tanzania Cultural Tourism Program (TCTP). It is dedicated towards the protection of Nature Forest and helping its surrounding community through diverse Eco & cultural tourism activities around the area.

 Who is benefiting from Magamba Eco-Cultural Tourism?

If you book one of our tours, you support the local people as well as our effort of protecting Magamba Nature Forest Reserve.

 Is your tour/are your activities favorable for kids?

Since most of our activities involve walking and cycling, they are suitable for kids from 5 years on.

 How do I pay for the tour?

You can pay cash directly at our office or if you are in Lushoto town, you can pay at any of the NMB branches in Lushoto town before the tour.

 Can I stay with locals overnight at homestay?

Yes, you can: You will be able to be part of the family and experience Tanzanian culture like learning more about Swahili language and participating in other domestic. Come as a tourist and leave like a friend.

 If I book a tour, where does my money go?

It will support our conservation efforts and the local people especially women and youth.

 Are there any other places I can visit?

Yes, there are a number of cultural activities you can visit while being in Lushoto Tanga: the variety ranges from visiting waterfalls, getting to know the Sambaa.Pare and Mbugu Culture and their traditional dances, coffee farms to prepare your own amazing coffee, cycling tour in Lushoto to different villages.