DAY TRIPS AND SHORT TOURS AROUND MOSHI
If you ask us for a list of amazing things to see in Moshi town, we’ll probably have to disappoint you. There’s no architectural treasures or perfectly maintained parks. No shopping malls or hip restaurants for a fancy dinner. But there’s a vibe. A laid-back atmosphere that we can’t quite manage to define. Streets full of people, lively markets and bars playing reggae music all day long. Coffee plantations, waterfalls and little local villages just 30 minutes out of town. Unexpected encounters whilst driving along bumpy roads, and views out of a dream. The smell of a homemade meal, and the pride of your local guide when he tells you about his tribe’s culture.
Nope, there’s not much to see in Moshi… but there’s thousands of things to experience. So don’t just make it the starting point of your safari or climb, but stay a few more days before or after. We promise you won’t regret it!
Below is a selection of day trips and short tours in and around Moshi. They can each be booked as separate tours, or can be combined with any other package or custom tour. Let us know your wishes and we’ll send you the right price!
KIKULETWA HOT SPRINGS
A little oasis just a short drive off the main road between Moshi and Arusha, the Kikuletwa hotsprings are the perfect place to relax. And as it’s not only the destination that counts, the journey up to the hot springs is one to remember as well. Possible as a day trip or with a night of camping.
MATERUNI WATERFALL AND COFFEE TOUR
An authentic Chaga village on the edge of Kilimanjaro National park, Materuni village is only a 45-minute drive from Moshi. During this trip you’ll hike to the waterfalls, try local food and beer, make your own coffee in a traditional way and learn heaps about Chaga culture.
KIKULETWA HOT SPRINGS & MAASAI VILLAGE
Combine your visit to the hot springs with a few hours in an authentic Maasai village. You’ll meet the villagers and take part in their every day routines, visit one of their houses, speak some Kimaasai, learn about their medicine, and who knows, they might even let you milk one of their cows!
MATERUNI WATERFALL, COFFEE TOUR AND HOT SPRINGS
Combine our Materuni package with a slightly shorter version of our Kikuletwa hot springs package in a single day. Chagga culture in the morning and relaxing in the afternoon… a perfect way to spend the day!
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE MAASAI (POSSIBILITY TO OVERNIGHT)
Totally off the beaten path, a trip to Lake Jipe isn’t just an excursion, it’s an adventure. You’ll join the local fishermen in their boats as they make their way through the reeds before they reach the lake. If you visit during the right season, you might spot rhinos and crocodiles, or maybe even some elephants on the Kenyan shore of the lake.
ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK 1-DAY SAFARI
Home to Mount Meru and one of the smaller parks of Tanzania, Arusha National Park is ideal for a day trip. It’s one of the few national parks in Tanzania offering walking safaris, and we’ll gladly make you explore this option. The diversity in wildlife and landscapes is huge, and you’ll be able to see a lot in just one day.
TANZANIAN COOKING CLASS
Kuku mchuzi, wali maharage, mtori… Even if you have no idea what we’re talking about right now, once you’ve finished our local cooking class, at least one of these Tanzanian dishes will have no more secrets for you! We start with a visit to the local market to buy all the ingredients, after which our guide welcomes you into her home to cook together and share stories.
MOUNT KILIMANJARO DAY HIKE
If you want to hike Mount Kilimanjaro on a moderate trek but without climbing all the way to the top, this is the perfect option for you. You’ll follow Marangu Route, inside Kilimanjaro National Park, from the starting point at 1860m to the first hut at 2700m and come back the same day.
1-DAY HIKE ON THE FOOTHILLS OF KILIMANJARO
2-DAY HIKE ON THE FOOTHILLS OF KILIMANJARO
4-DAY HIKE ON THE FOOTHILLS OF KILIMANJARO
MARANGU CULTURAL TOUR, COFFEE TOUR & WATERFALL
A full day in Marangu village, to get an in-depth local Chagga experience. You’ll visit Chagga caves, which they dug to escape attacks from the Maasai, a Chagga house replica, a local Chagga museum, a beautiful waterfall, you’ll get to make your own coffee from A to Z, and you’ll enjoy a local lunch and some local banana beer.
COUPLES SPECIAL: SUNSET PICNIC AROUND MOSHI
Pizza, wine and an amazing sunset. This tour is for romantic souls only! The exact location is our little secret, but we promise to take you to places where not many tourists have been before!