Depart from Dar es salaam, and drive to Magoroto forest in Tanga region. On arrival, get some induction before heading to the Lake side through the forest walk and spice farm tour. After Lunch we shall do some Biking actives and horse-riding activities.
Full Day activities at the property and lake side within Magoroto forest. On this Day we shall hike to various view points and waterfall found around magaroto forest. Evening Dinner and BBQ while enjoying the beauty of Magoroto Forest with board games.
After morning activities of your own such as either fishing, horse riding, boat riding,swimming or any activity, we shall check out at 10am and start driving back to Dar es salaam. Be dropped at, the hotel or airport
Magoroto with its tropical rain forest is the perfect spot for a getaway and outdoor camping. The estate is located on an altitude of 850m above sea level where temperatures are pleasant all year long. The estate offers stunning views from the Muheza Valley to the Indian ocean. Enjoy the lush rain forest with rare plants and bird species, explore the dense tropical forest with organic spices or have a picnic or swim in our beautiful lake!
The 591 hectares sized Magoroto Forest Estate with its scenic freshwater lake has been opened in 1896 by German Settlers as one of the very first commercial plantations in Eastern Africa. Originally the Estate began as a rubber plantation and, after subsequent failed attempts to grow coffee and tea, converted into a Palmoil Estate in 1921.
Seized from the German owners as “enemy property” after World War 1 the Estate has been taken over by the Amboni Group in the 1940s. The palm oil production had to be ceased in the 90s due to stifling competition from Malaysia and Indonesia. Since then Magoroto has been maintained and protected with great enthusiasm and engagement for little else than its unique natural beauty and uniqueness.
Along with the neighboring Mlinga Forests Magoroto forms part of the East Usambara Mountains, which are world-renown for their high species endemism and rich floral and faunal diversity. They are recognized as part of a Biodiversity Hotspot (WWF & IUCN), an “Important Bird Area” (Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania – WCST) and a “Man and Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO). African Violets (Saintpaulia) have been promoted as flagship plants for the conservation of these forests.
As a genuine “hilltop” station Magoroto is an uniquely interesting nearby trekking destination for tourists from the Tanga / Muheza area. Its 850 mts altitude does provide for comfortable climatic and stunning views on the low lands below. Its a perfect camping spot in the Usambara mountains.
The estate offers stunning views from the Muheza Valley to the Indian ocean. Enjoy the lush rain forest with rare plants and bird species or walk through the old plam oil plantation. Learn about organic spice production such as cardamom, pepper, cloves, vanilla,cinamon, tea and many other useful plants. Have a picnic or swim in our beautiful lake.
We are 45 mins from Muheza (12 km). In Muheza turn off the main road and drive towards the East Usambara Mountains. 2 Km from Muheza-Tanga Highway turn right at the Magoroto Forest sign and follow the rough dry-weather road for 10 km. When you reach the Magoroto Estate sign follow the road for 1 km to the headquarters.