From Moshi/Arusha Tanzania
Lake Chala Day Trip
Lake Chala is a beautiful area located on the western side of Kilimanjaro at the Kenya/Tanzanian border, about a 1-hour drive from Moshi. The lake is filled and drained by underground streams. Located near the slopes of Kilimanjaro, the lake is amazingly clear with steep crater walls. It is the deepest inland water body in Africa with a depth of about 3km. Due to the enormous depth boating is recommended. Visitors can hike at the lake and enjoy the beautiful view and fresh air. Aside from plenty of fish, Monitor lizards, baboons, monkeys, and common snakes may be seen by chance.
Marangu Cultural Tour Day Trip
This is a village located at the foot hill of Mt. Kilimanjaro. A full day in Marangu village, to get an in-depth local Chagga experience where you will visit Chagga caves which they dug to escape attacks from the Maasai, a Chagga house replica, a local Chagga museum, a beautiful waterfall, you will get to make your own coffee from A to Z, and you’ll enjoy a local lunch and some local banana beer. You will also see the coffee and banana plantation because this is very important crop fro them.
Chemka Hot Spring Day Trip
Chemka hot spring is one of the best place in Tanzania where the groundwater actively intaracted with geothermal source forming a numbers of small lakes with warm. This is a good place to visit after Kilimanjaro climb or wildlife safari tour because you will then have a good relaxation as you will swim in this small lake and enjoy the test of the temperature this warm water in this place.
Materuni Waterfall Day Trip
This very impressive Waterfall is one of the tallest in the area, spewing crystal clear glacier water 70m into its basin. The beautiful path leading to Materuni Waterfall is located 2500m above sea level It traverses thru valleys and hills covered by tropical rainforest, past coffee, banana and avocado “shambas”, the Kiswahili word for farms. On a clear day, great views of Kibo and Moshi town can be seen. The hike to the base of the Waterfall can be demanding at some point and hiking boots are recommended especially during wet seasons. As this trip is so close to Moshi town it is ideal for those people with limited time but who would still like to see some of the nature and beauty that this region of Tanzania has to offer. Materuni is one of the few villages of wonder in Northern Tanzania sitting at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. The village is blessed with full of all the beauty worth much visiting for holiday, week-end outing or vacation. While in the village, scenic view of Moshi Town and Mount Kilimanjaro is astonishing. This green village with fresh air from green vegetation welcomes visitors to explore the beauty of the land and cultural heritage of the Chagga people. A cultural experience such as banana beer brewed or coffee roasted in a traditional way can be added to your hike.