Tanzanian tourism is one of the best; not only in Africa but in the rest of the world as well. High mountains, safari parks and paradise islands are what this country is best known for. But there are some hidden gems that are off the beaten tourist track. Tanzania's hot springs are one of them.
What most people don't know is that there are quite a few hot springs in the country. And almost every one of them is easily accessible. This makes planning a trip a breeze and you will most probably be able to manage to get there and back by yourself. One thing's for certain, you have to try and make your way down to one of these gorgeous spots and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul!
3 of Tanzania's Best Kept Secrets
1. Kikuletwa Hotsprings
Also known as Majo Moto. There are two options available for you to reach the spot. You can hire a bus or a daladala i.e. the shared taxi to get to the hot springs. These are located near the city of Arusha. Getting to this spot is pretty easy as the modes of transportation are various. Boma N’Gombe is the other spot that is worth noting. The spring is known for its strong currants particularly in the middle. Relaxing in Tanzania has never been as fascinating as this spring makes it. The spring is full of Garra Rufa fish that eat up the dead cells from your feet so you emerge with rejuvenating skin. It is located at a distance of 67 kilometres from Moshi.
2. Rundugai Hotsprings
Moshi is an important city that is connected to these springs. You will not only enjoy the springs but the Sanya Plains as well. The springs are at a distance of 35 kilometres from Moshi. These are known by a more common name i.e. Chemka which means boiling. For families, this is one of the best spots to visit. The water is full of fluoride which makes it unfit for drinking. The water is about 6 meters deep and you can see the bottom easily. No other place for taking time off in Tanzania is as revitalizing as is this one.
3. Galanos Hotsprings
If exploring Tanzania is your main aim then there is no place as good as this one. Tanga and Mombasa are the two closest cities to this attraction. Getting to these springs is relatively difficult. From Tanga or Mombasa you can further head up after crossing the Sigi River. Once you reach the Amboni River you can continue to the springs on foot.
It can be regarded as a Tanga wonder and these are the springs which are not as developed as the other ones on this list. The springs are named after Christopher Galanos. The springs are hot and full of sulfur. Locally they are known to cure arthritis and skin diseases.