30 km east of Moshi, this crater lake fed from Mount Kilimanjaro is truly an off the beaten track. The views of the surrounding area and the shores of the lake provide a magnificent picnic site.
A natural clean spring water. Ideal for swimming in the warm water and relaxation. The surrounding areas provide stunning views with a great picnic spot and tour into one of the Maasai huts will be worthwhile.
The “Olpopongi” Maasai Cultural Village & Museum is the first authentic Maasai Boma with Maasai-Museum & overnight facilities in Tanzania. “Olpopongi” provides a unique Maasai & Wildlife experience in the West-Kilimanjaro Maasailand; Just 74 km from Moshi and 85 km from Arusha.
A great place for birds, with fishing settlements around the lake. On the way you pass the TPC Sugar Plantation, a scenic drive especially when the flame trees are in blossom.
50 minutes from Moshi. Walk round the shores of the lake and enjoy a drink or some food at the café or have a picnic.
Pass by the Ndoro waterfalls 40 minutes from Moshi. Walk in the national park with a guide. Drive to Marangu gate, take a guide and walk up to the first hut on the Marangu Route. A tough, full-day walk; wear good boots. You will need to pay for entry into the park.
Uru waterfalls, which lies about thirty minutes out of Moshi town. The 50 meter waterfall is one of the hidden treasures of Kilimanjaro Region and offers you the opportunity to hike through coffee farms and enjoy spectacular views. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch at the base of the waterfall and swim in the pool of the waterfalls.
Marangu is 30km northeast of Moshi town at altitude 1800m, 45 minutes drive form Moshi town. They offer full and half day tour on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Attractions include waterfalls, beautiful views, coffee trees (this is the area where the first coffee tree in Tanzania was planted by German Missionaries), caves used during Maasai/Chagga wars, traditional and modern Chagga art, culture, and homes, see an iron smith at his ancient craft.
Machame area is a mosaic of beautiful valleys, deep gorges, rivers, waterfalls, farms and is a home base for Chagga people. You can visit the natural forests, bridges and caves where local people worshipped, learn about how projects are developed to suit rural settings (such as pottery for water and food storage), walk through the banana and coffee farmlands, learn about coffee production. Hikes in this area will be ideal for acclimatisation before climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.