In Kilimanjaro Located approximately 2 hours drive from Moshi town in Chemka; is the hot springs. Hidden by a beautiful green forest lie natural hot springs, ideal for taking a relaxing dip or simply to use as a backdrop for a tranquil picnic or bbq.
You will be accompanied by a driver and guide and can spend as little or as long as you like, with the option to camp overnight in this idyllic spot. If lucky, you may be able to spot baboons hanging in the tree-tops above you.
At the base of Mount Kilimanjaro on the border between Moshi and Arusha lies one of the many homes to one of the most famous tribes in Tanzania; the Masai. The Masai are one of only 2 tribes Tanzania, the other being the Bushman, who retain their original culture and practices. The Masai practice a type of living called Nomadic Pastoralism.
This is where people move with their cattle to find suitable grazing areas before returning to their home base. Within the Masai tribe the men and older children move with the cattle, taking care of them as they graze, while the women stay at home and take care of the home and younger children. By travelling and spending a day in one of their villages, you will get a true insight into the way that they live.
Marangu Day Trip
Chill with the Chagga
Our Marangu day trip has it all: culture, cuisine, caves and plenty of lively conversation. You’ll even take a dip in a waterfall or two, so bring your cozzie.
Marangu town nestles on the fertile slopes of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, and it’s brimming with tradition. You’ll explore the culture and terrifying history of the Chagga Tribe (they built those caves for a reason) and you’ll take a short but delightful hike in the lush green landscape to a sparkling waterfall but, don’t worry, you won’t run out of energy because you’ll visit a coffee plantation and have the chance to roast and make your own coffee. The buzz you’ll get from our packed-so-full-it-hurts Marangu day trip won’t just be the caffeine.
Around 20 -30 minutes outside of Moshi are Materuni waterfalls. As this trip is so close by it is ideal for those people with limited time but who would still like to see some of the nature and beauty that this region of Tanzania has to offer. These falls are smaller than the previously described Ndoro, but still pretty impresive at 150 meters high and definitely a sight worth seeing.
From Materuni Village we will walk some 30 minutes to the waterfall. The walk itself is extremely interesting, as you will see some smaller waterfalls and lots of waterways which are part of the irrigation system of the local farmers who grow coffee, bananas and many other fruits and vegetables.
Approximately one hour outside of Moshi town, lays Njoro Forest. By taking bicycles, or simply on foot, you will explore the forest with a guide, where it is possible to spot the colobus monkey, blue monkey and if lucky, the rarely sited Kirk’s dik-dik which also inhabit all of the national safari parks.
You will also visit a rice plantation and the enormous magical tree, surrounded by myth and legend. This is where most people will opt to stop for lunch. You will then head back to Moshi town; satisfied, muddy and in need of a refreshing cold beverage.