Moshi is a laid-back town with lively people. It is most notable to the outside world as the gateway to the Mount Kilimanjaro but there is more to this place than just the highest natural feature in Africa.
The town is filled with coffee and banana plantations. For coffee lovers, you can visit a coffee plantation and see how the coffee is roasted and brewed from the scratch. You can buy coffee beans and take back home with you. This is one of the most amazing experiences in Moshi!
Standing at 5895 km above sea level, Mount Kilimanjaro is ‘head and shoulders’ above the rest of Africa. The challenge to get to the Uhuru peak, which is the roof of the mountain, is a scintillating experience for even the adventurous explorers. The panoramic view from high above is indescribable and mesmerizing. Climbing the mountain takes about a 5 to 10-day journey to the top but it is worth it. Although getting to the top of the mountain is dependent on budget and time.
The Kikuletwa hot spring is located about one and a half hour away from Moshi is one of Tanzania’s hidden gems. The little oasis is a great relaxation spot, hiding away amongst lush fig trees and a dusty safari landscape. The water is crystal clear and the temperature is just perfect for a natural body massage.
Take a day trip to Lake Chala, which is an enchanting lake on Kenya border, which is about two hours’ drive from Moshi. The lake is a perfect place to relax and unwind while you admire the natural surroundings. Don’t forget to visit Moshi Market for some beautiful souvenirs such as Maasai beaded jewellery, curio carvings, wooden bracelets, African printed fabrics, leather beaded sandals, stone keychains, and bags.