Nestled at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, Moshi is the Coffee producing centre of the Country and the vast plantations blanket the area. Cultural tourism programmes can be arranged such as short hikes and day-trips to chagga tribes in Machame, Marangu, Uru, Old Moshi and villages, and also tours of nearby crops and coffee farms.
Walks around the town of Moshi, Tanzania and a trip to the coffee auction that is held here are activities of interest to passing visitors, but the main reason visitors come to Moshi is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, the mountain whose thick clouds and snow-capped peak towers over the agricultural town. Mt. Kilimanjaro climbing expeditions depart from the town into Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park early in the morning, before the clouds that cluster daily around the mountaintop have risen, and when the air is fresh and cool.
Whether you’re in Moshi Tanzania to scale to the top of Africa or learn more about coffee growing and production, Moshi is a quiet haven of tranquil peace whose quiet streets offer a warm welcome in a beautiful setting.
How to Get There
Moshi’s primary port of entry is Kilimanjaro International Airporth (JRO) used on domestic routes by Air Tanzania and Precision Air and by KLM/Air France on international routes. Moshi is 128 km (80 miles) from Arusha Town and about a one hour’s drive from JRO)
What To Do
One can combing any of the six usual trekking routes to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro or other more-demanding mountaineering routes with a Tanzania safari adventure. Day or overnight hikes on the Shira plateau. Nature trails on the lower reaches. Trout fishing. Visit the beautiful Chala crater lake on the mountain’s southeastern slopes.
When To Do
Clearest and warmest conditions from December to February, but also dry (and colder) from July-September.
Moshi Town Guided Itineraries
1 Day Marangu water falls
1 Day visit to Coffee plantations
1 Day Visit to Moshi Town