Things to do in Moshi

Things to do in Moshi : Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most captivating peaks in the world. If you are looking for the tallest freestanding mountain, then you are in the right place, and Mount Kilimanjaro is it. This is Africa’s highest, at 5,895 meters above sea level.

Most of the climbers who want to conquer the peak of this majestic mountain are based in Moshi. World-class accommodations are based in this charming town. While waiting for your adventure on Mount Kilimanjaro or safari, you may embark on various activities. In this article, we have compiled a list of unforgettable things to do in Arusha.

Kilimanjaro Day Hike

If a Kilimanjaro climb seems very hard for you, you can opt for a day trip to Kilimanjaro from Moshi. And if you are not willing to pay for the whole Kilimanjaro hike, a Kilimanjaro day hike is the best option. The hike is organized by your hotel or lodge early in the morning of the next day.

An early pick-up from the lodge will be followed by a transfer to the Marangu Gate. After finishing the paperwork with park officials, you will begin your hike. Hike through the rainforest on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, taking it slow, until you arrive at Mandara Hut (2740 m). Open your lunch box, and afterward, start the descent to Marangu Gate.

Visit the Materuni waterfalls.

Get off the busy town of Moshi and go to Materuni village. This village is 45 minutes away from town. What should I see in this village? Waterfalls, coffee and banana plantations, and locals are the main highlights. After registering at the village office, you will hike for almost an hour to the Materuni waterfalls. Materuni waterfall is an intriguing feature of water falling into a pond. Enjoy the scenery, and don’t forget to take photos of this waterfall. You can also swim in the pond below the waterfall, but be careful as some pebbles may be falling into the water.

Things to do in Moshi

Cycling tours in Moshi

Book a bike tour and pedal through the countryside of Moshi town or the streets. You can bike through the slopes of this vibrant town. Biking safaris are also available at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, on the outskirts of Moshi town. This tour is beneficial as it makes your body active and energetic.

Wake up and have breakfast before you start pedaling around the town. You can pedal around the suburb and eat lunch at a local restaurant or return to your lodge.

Visit Chemka Hot Springs.

Chemka hot springs release warm water, as their name suggests in Swahili. This place is the best for those looking for a calming place away from the city. What should I do at Kikuletwa Hot Springs? You can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, picnicking, and taking photos of this beautiful scene. You can also enjoy rope swings and high jumps at Chemka Hot Springs.

Coffee tour

The Chagga people are indigenous to Moshi and other districts of the Kilimanjaro region. They are the best farmers of coffee and bananas. A coffee tour is meant to learn how these locals manage to produce high-quality coffee ready for export.

A coffee tour can be done to other villages in Moshi; the most common tour is to Materuni village. You will see how farmers enter different stages of growing coffee and how they turn coffee beans into mugs.

Afterward, you can join them in the process of grinding, which is usually accompanied by traditional songs and vibes. Taste the prepared coffee before you leave.

Chagga lunch: What is a Chagga lunch? A coffee never ends without a delicious local dish prepared by the Chagga in local restaurants. Their favorite dish is mtori, a dish consisting of green beans boiled with meat. You can also try the staple food of Tanzania, ugali.

Go shopping at the local markets.

If you are off and want busy markets to bargain and interact with locals, Moshi town has the best ones. The markets sell a lot of local produce, including fruits like mango, passion, avocado, papaya, pineapple, and more. Tuesdays and Fridays are the best days to go shopping at Mbuyuni Market, Moshi’s biggest market. You can also visit Memorial Market for shopping.

Run the Kilimanjaro Marathon.

The Kilimanjaro Marathon is an exceptional race in Tanzania. It occurs in Moshi, the home of Africa’s highest peak. The Kilimanjaro Marathon is one-of-a-kind. You will run, exercise your body, and enjoy the views of the snow-capped mountain.

When does the Kilimanjaro Marathon take place? The Kili Marathon takes place every year in February. Tanzania experiences a short, dry season in February.

Staying in your lodge or hotel before or after your safari is sometimes boring. Get out and get some fresh air somewhere out in this town. At Focus East Africa Safaris, we organize half-day and day trips to scenic places in and around Moshi to keep you busy and enjoying yourself. Our experienced guides are experts at turning your day into a magical one.