Set in the Usambara Mountains of Tanzania, the town of Lushoto serves as the capital of Lushoto District in the Tanga Region. This highland town is known for its leafy green streets and is surrounded by lush landscapes scattered with pines, eucalyptus, banana plants and an array of tropical vegetation. It provides the ideal base for visitors wanting to hike in the surrounding hills. Home to the local Wasambaa people, Lushoto is the cultural heartland of the region.