Moshi is a town at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, in northern Tanzania. The city has beautiful scenery and stunning mountain views from every corner. The smoke is at an altitude of about 890 meters and therefore has a cool climate for most of the year.
The volcanic soil on the slopes of the mountains is fertile, making the land ideal for coffee and bananas to thrive. The main residents of Moshi are Chagga, although Pare and Maasai also live in the area.
Things to do in Moshi.
Moshi is at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro; It is a mountaineering station. Many travellers, particularly those planning to climb Kilimanjaro, spend a day or two preparing for or returning from their trip. So here are a few activities you can do.
Explore local markets in completely different environments. Local fruit and vegetable markets are something you would love to see and experience.
Visit the Metropolitan Waterfall, hike to the falls and take a short walk through the beautiful countryside. We have a day trip to the waterfalls and coffee plantations and then to the Kikuletwa hot springs.
Visit the fields and coffee plantations, Tanzanian coffee is great! But the opportunity to learn and make your own indoor coffee mug will increase satisfaction. From roasting, grinding and cleaning coffee to Chagga tribe songs inspiring the process.
There are many options to choose from when visiting Marangu Falls in Moshi. Marangu is one of the best, you will also get a nice view of Kilimanjaro if it’s not a cloudy day
If you are visiting Lake Challah, this crater lake is about 50km away, there are spectacular views and views of the lake resting on a volcanic resort. It’s also possible to hike by canoe, a common activity on the lake.
Visiting the banana farm, the Chagga community living in Moshi is one of the most popular consumers of banana products in Tanzania, from eating green and yellow bananas to drinking local banana wine. A visit to the farm will teach you about the different methods of banana production, and even tasting local banana wine should be high on your list.