The world would be better if teleportation was an actual thing.Imagine being where you want to be with a snap of your fingers.I’d probably be in Morocco right now. Where would you be?
Anyway, did you miss me?. I’m back and I’m better.
Early April the team (Zoe and Danny) and I decided to travel to Moshi. If you don’t know Moshi or where Moshi is. Moshi is located North of Tanzania and it is the home to the roof of Africa”Kilimanjaro“. Exploring Moshi was a mission possible thanks to Kilemakyaro Hotel & Lodges and Laitolya Tours. This is how it went and what we did during our stay.
An aerial view of the Kilemakyaro Hotel cottages and the hotel
The lodge is built on the slope of Kilimanjaro and you get to see all three peaks at the lodge( Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira). Kilemakyaro means Impossible journey in Chagga
How the hotel began 20 years ago, we were welcomed by the Kilemakyaro family and they explained it’s history.
1.Brunch at Kilemakyaro
Moshi is known for its chilly weather. What better way to kill the cold than to wake up to a warm hearty breakfast with a view of the mountain (Kilimanjaro). Our seven-day stay at the lodges would not have been complete without their fulfilling brunch// breakfast.
2.Hike to Materuni Falls
Moshi is home to more than one waterfalls; three of them are Materuni, Ndoro and Machame. We went ahead and picked Materuni. It’s a 30 minutes drive, from Moshi, to get to Materuni. Thereafter it’s a 45-60 minute hike until you find yourself in front of the beautiful 150m-high waterfalls. If you are lucky like I was, you just might spot a rainbow; perhaps the golden pot they promised.
Can you see the rainbow?
Meet Theo, one of our awesome Materuni Guides
Meet Florian, our other Materuni Falls Guide.
3. Swim at Kikuletwa Hotsprings
Getting to Kikuletwa hot springs is a 45 minutes drive from Moshi town. The scene is a majestic blue oasis with lukewarm waters emanating from the fig trees. When you dip in the water you will see and feel small fish that give you a nice natural spa treatment. A nearby bar serves cold drinks that go well with chips mayai. Feel free to carry your lunch if you want to.
See the guy grinning? He is one of the hot springs’ lifeguards. Swell guy too.
We caught a glimpse of Mount Meru as we were heading back.
4. Road trip to Lake Chala
Lake Chala is a caldera lake that formed after volcanic activity. The lake changes its colours ( turquoise, deep blue or green) depending on the time of the year. Fun activities at the lake include swimming, kayaking and bird watching.
6. Spa at Mountain View Spa
Self-care is always key. Mountain View Spa, which is at Kilemakyaro offers a variety of massages. Me and Zoe picked the hot stone one. The spa is a good way to relax after all the exploring you have done.
That feeling after a good spa treatment. Image shot by Daniel Msirikale
7.Visit KNCU Cafe
Why visit Kilimanjaro and not taste the authentic Kilimanjaro coffee. And why not do it at the Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union (KNCU) Cafe. Buy local,support local. 😃.
8. Have a Pool Lunch at Kilemakyaro Swim At Kilemakyaro.
Enjoy a delicious meal served at the pool as you unwind and think about your explored adventures.
Image shot by Daniel Msirikale
That is all for today. Let me know your fave shot or place or plans to visit.I’ll definitely answer and share some tips.
If you are ever planning to visit any of the national parks or Moshi//Arusha. Contact, Kilemakyaro Hotel Lodges or Laitolya Tours for a beautifully tailored excursions.
Sending Positive Vibes to you and yours.
Till Next time, Same Crime, Different Mugshots.
Amazing post!! I’d love to teleport back to Materuni with you ✨
Girl, me too. Thinking of the waterfall water and how it sprays on your face. This will not be the only time we visit Moshi for sure
Nice post makes me want to teleport there too . Prices ? Affordable ?
Thank you Ama,
Do check http://kilimanjarosafari.com, they are priced according to seasons.
This is a such a beautiful place!!!Damn!
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