Adventure lovers and mountain climbers who have been dreaming of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro will be fascinated to know of the local charms in Moshi and the various things you can do there. If you are planning to hike the ambitious mountain, here are some things to do in Moshi you would like to consider doing on your safari to Tanzania.
Half-day hike or full summit on Mt. Kilimanjaro
Most travelers around the globe visit Moshi as their starting point to climb the famous Mt. Kilimanjaro. The mountain majestically stands tall at the height of 5, 895, admired from the town of Moshi. You can take day tours around the Shira Plateau and the Marangu region and admire the natural beauty of the tallest free-standing mountain of the world or hike up till the summit and stand proud on the highest free standing mountain of the world.
Visit Lake Chala
Situated just 1.5 hours from Moshi, on the border of Tanzania and Kenya Lake Chala offers scenic views and a sere day off the main city. The lake is famed to be caldera of a volcanic eruption that was formed over three millions ago, presently a blue lake surrounded by lush green forest, with abundance of flora and fauna.
Kikuletwa Hot Springs
This hidden gem is just a couples of hours drive from Moshi and is one of the gorgeous hideaway of Tanzania. The natural pool is surrounded by fig trees and offers great relaxation inside the spring water and around. The warm temperature, serene surroundings and the exoticness of Kikuletwa is an inviting spot for many travelers.
Go for a safari!
Many hikers always have safari on their ‘to do list’ however due to a week –long hike, they may be constrained. The good news is you can even do a half-day safari at Kilimanjaro National Park during your arrival or if you have few hours before your departure. Enjoy majestic views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and views of the majestic animals in the park.
Materuni waterfalls and coffee farm tour
The Materuni tour can be part of your day trip. You can enjoy the visit around the waterfalls, splashing down from Mt. Kilimanjaro and scenic views of the valleys. Guests love to have a cultural experience with the Chaggas and take a walk around the coffee farms.
Marangu village tours
Tours around the Marangu tours are enriching and travelers can spend quality time in this cultural hotspot. Visit the coffee farms, swim by the waterfall, eat local food and enjoy local beer. You can also visit the surrounding caves that were hiding point of some clans or enjoy a short day tour at the local market.
Volunteer in the community
There are several NGOs organizations offering various volunteering opportunities. Many people associate themselves with ethical organizations to contribute their skills and create value. Some tour operators, hotels and lodges can also link you up with you interests of projects and communities.
Interested to book one of these excursions before or after the safari or a full Kilimanjaro climbing experience? Write to us and we will get back to you with a rewarding program.