The densely populated hills of the Usambara range are draped across Tanzania’s northeastern corner. They are known for their colourful village markets, panoramic vistas and for their many endemic plants, birds and insects. They are also known for their panoramic vistas, with low mountains rolling into the horizon and fields of sunflowers mixing with pine forests and well-tended farm plots to form a bright patchwork on the hillsides. Well-travelled footpaths crisscross the Usambaras, making it easy to arrange hikes of any length – from several hours up to several days or more. As you hike, you will often find yourself sharing the path with some of the local Sambaa people, who have lived in the area for several centuries. Usambara visits are possible at any time of year, except during the rainy months of April and May.