Usagara

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Usagara

 

a mountainous region on the eastern margin of the East African Plateau in Tanzania. The region is composed of Pre-cambrian crystalline rocks. Usagara is characterized by ancient planation surfaces, over which rise residual mountain peaks; the elevation reaches 2,101 m at Mount Lusona. Thornbushes and dry, thin forests of tropical deciduous trees grow in the region.

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References in classic literature ?
These form the last and loftiest chain of the mountains of Usagara.
For example, Stanley compares the valley of the Makata in the foothills of the Usagara Mountains with a "master picture" in which the swift, silver streams, the sunshine and shadows on the water, and the graceful palms in the foreground fit nicely with the "mountains dimly blue but sublime in their loftiness and immensity" in the background.