The gateway to Kilimanjaro, Moshi is a quiet town with a lot offer. If you’re not huffing and puffing your way up Mount Kilimanjaro, there are plenty of other experiences to be found in Moshi that will give you a glimpse into the wonders of Tanzania. Here you can easily fill a day with cultural tours and hikes along the slopes of Kilimanjaro. You’ll quickly find a guide to chase waterfalls with and feast on local dishes with. Here is a list of just some of the activities you can do in Moshi, good luck squeezing them all into your schedule!
Coffee Farm Tour – Coffee is the biggest export from this region. Myriad plantations are dotted around the slopes of the Kilimanjaro region. For the coffee lovers, you can walk through the bush to a local coffee plantation and see the magic first hand.
Markets – Locals in the area claim that the second-hand markets in Moshi are the best by far! From fresh fruit to vibrant material, you can find all sorts in the jumble of stalls. So why not find a bargain and meet some colorful characters at the local markets in Moshi!
Village tours – Moshi is home to the Chagga and Pare tribes. Take the opportunity to discover a new culture and see how other people live. In the villages, you can chat with local farmers, poke around the Chagga museum, explore ancient caves and get a bit tipsy on the locally brewed banana beer.
Waterfalls – tucked away in the valleys of the mountain, you can find yourself in awe of nature at the foot of roaring waterfalls.
Road trips – Step away from the paved roads and connect with nature just hours out of Moshi.
Less than 2 hours towards Arusha you can find a hidden Oasis in the bush. A natural hot spring waits for you to explore! 2 hours in the other direction is Lake Chala. On the boarder of kenya, Lake Chala is a beautiful place to camp out for a night under the stars.