Contact details:

Irente Biodiversity Reserve
West Usambara Mountains
P.O. Box 80, Lushoto, Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0) 788 503 002
Tel: +255 (0) 783 685 888



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Buses to and from Lushoto:

Dares Salaam
Tsh: 16,000
Approx. 8 hours
Burdan, Ibariki, Shambelai, Dar Express, Mining Nice

Tsh: 16,000
Approx. 7 hours
Fasaha, Chakito

Tsh: 15,000
Approx. 5 hours
Fasaha, Chakito

Tsh: 7,000
Approx. 4-5 hours

To/From Mombo to Dares Salaam
Dar Express 20,000

GPS coordinates & directions

S 04 47´ 37.4” E 38 15´ 55.3”
Latitude -4.793722
Longitude 38.265361

By Car / By Foot

At Mombo drive up the mountain pass to Lushoto, 40 km, it takes about 1 hour.  The reserve is situated on a smalls gravel road 5 km from Lushoto town. In Lushoto, follow our colorful Tinga Tinga signs ‘IRENTE FARM LODGE’.

We are situated 1.7 km before the Irente View Point.

By Bus

The buses usually leave in the morning from and to Lushoto. The buses to Tanga leave throughout the day: the first one starts at 06.00 am and the last bus leaves at 16.00 pm.

The direct bus to Moshi, Arusha and Dares Salaam leave early in the morning. An alternative to direct buses: take a minibus to Mombo junction at the foot of the mountain to connect to other destinations (ie. Dar express). Mombo is big stopover place with several restaurants and fresh food market. Buses into the mountains (e.g. Mtae, Mlalo and Mlola) depart around 13.30 pm fron Lushoto busstation; buses to Bumbuli and Mgwashi leave in the afternoon form Soni junction (15 km from Lushoto).

A taxi from Lushoto to Irente Farm Lodge should cost Tsh.10,000. A motorbike should cost Tsh. 3 000.