Guest house / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 26

Key Info
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The Usambaras are unique and also often called the Albs or Switzerland of Africa. The Usambara Mountains are truly hiker`s heaven with all the natural beauty imaginable to see and welcoming people to meet. Lushoto District - long famous for its fruits and vegetables
As a family-run guest house, Kanaani-Resthouse offers you a simple, but clean and authentic accommodation in a family atmosphere.
We offer you an inside of tanzanian culture and lifestyle, as well as a home away from home, where you can relax, walk around and enjoy the beauty of the country and especially the Usambara Mountains, or learn the local language as intensive as you choose yourself, just for fun or for more like business or working reasons. We will offer you great service for body and soul, to get the REST you need! No matter if you are an individual traveler, a family or a group.

Our large, inviting and self-contained family-sized guestrooms with big bathrooms and hot showers in a quiet and beautiful surrounding of the Usambara Mountains are waiting for you! On the Veranda just outside of your room, you can enjoy the sun shining unto your face and breath the fresh air with lovely view on the mountains.

Also come and enjoy our huge variety of European (German) and local (Tanzanian) food. All our meals are All You Can Eat Buffets and afternoon tee/-coffee is included in the price. Come, visit and try us out, we will be happy to serve you! We appreciate, if you do booking in advance, give us a call or write an email. So we can make sure, everything will be arranged for you, as well as to ensure that there are rooms available.If you come without booking make sure that people in town do not confuse you about distances and prices.

Size Sleeps up to 26, 5 bedrooms
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 family bathrooms
Check in time: 10:00
Check out time: 11:00
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport JRO Arusha and J 350 km, Nearest railway: Daressalaam 350 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
Standard Hair dryer
Furniture Double Beds (4), Single Beds (18), Dining seats for 30
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Tanga Region

The Usambara are considerably older than Mts. Kilimanjaro and Meru. Through the mountains were thrust upwards around 25 million years ago, the rock which forms the mountains is at least 600 million years old.
The Usambaras are an island in this archipelago where plants found stability and refuge during millennia of climatic change. The Usambaras have many unique plant species, and are the source of the world-famous Usambara or African violet.The Usambaras have abundant and diverse bird life, and according to experts, is one of the best places in Africa for bird watching.
Lushoto District - long famous for its fruits and vegetables- , produces most of Tanzanian`s plums and pears, and much of the salad greens and vegetables used by Darīs top hotels and restaurants come from Lushoto. Almost all visitors to the Usambaras return with a mental book of lovely memories; many come back wth a slew of photographs; some come away with locally made handicrafts or artwork. But one thing everyone brings back from the mountains is a basketful of fruits and vegetables. Also you can learn about local soil conservation, irrigatin projects and farming methods. So come, see and enjoy yourself!


The story of the people of Usambara, the Washambaa is exciting. They are an agricultural people who since the time of their ancestors have found the mountains more fertile and easily defended than the surrunding plains, belong linguistically and culturally to the Bantu family of peoples. Come and learn more about the different tribes of the Wazigua, Wabondei, Wataita and Wapare, the Wakilindi and Wambugu and others. Have a view into the history and daily life of the Wasambaa farmers.
Visit several development projects in the district, like soil conservation, irrigation, cross breeding, afforestation, health care, etc.
Meet with local people, building friendships and learn about and from them! Take a glimpse behind the usual touristview! We help you to get in contact and make the most out of your stay!