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Places to Visit in Moshi

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Njoro Forest

This forest also known as Rau is situated on the east of town Moshi. For visiting this area, one needs to take a guided tour to enjoy the abundant beauty of nature. The famous tall Mvule trees are the main attraction of this forest region. 

Famous Landmarks

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is the most visited landmark spot near Moshi. It is a breathtaking beauty of East Africa that should not be missed. With an elevation of 900 meters, it is the highest peak in Africa and in the whole world it is the tallest of all free-standing mountains. Generally six trekking routes are used to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro. Trekkers from around the world come to achieve this accessible high summit of this great mountain. Many tr

Makoa Waterfalls

Tourists have to visit Machame to see this beautiful10 meter high water fall, formed by River Makoa. An abundance of coffee and banana plantation is sighted in this region. 

Museums

A trip to Olpopongi, which is a Maasai Cultural Village and Museum, is a great experience as it offers excellent first hand knowledge on Africa. It is also a great way to find out about the culture and heritage of the local tribe. With the help of a hired guide, tourists can take a tour of this Maasai village and meet some tribesmen in person. 

Machame Tour

One can find out how the coffee is produced or how the local people carry out the banana plantation in this Tanzanian region. Visitors can take strolls through the farmlands of this region or take a hike, which actually is a good practice before starting off with hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro. Moshi travel packages to Machame include visiting the homes of local Chagga people along with exploring the nearby waterfalls, rivers and gorges. 

Palace Belvedere

All of the bars are located in the higher end hotels and there are none outside of these. Some of these hotels include Palace Belvedere, Arif Castles, The Naini Retreat, Woodside Retreat and many more.

You can also buy the liquor from outside of the bars, if you can find a store. If not you should bring your own drinks with you when you travel to the city, especially if you are planning to drink something expensive and imported.

Maragu

It is a guided tour to the national park. One has to pay at the entrance and take along a guide for a whole-day walking tour. Before entering the national park, visitors also stop by the Ndoro waterfalls, located about 40 minutes drive from the town of Moshi. 

Moshi Town

One can start off with the Moshi town itself. Since Arabica coffee is one of the main produce of this region, one may visit the city center and spend a lazy afternoon seeping the local beverage. As this town of Moshi is situated in the foothill region of Mount Kilimanjaro, one can also enjoy the majestic view of the mountain peak, which also happens to be the highest peak of the African continent. 

Mamba Marangu Tour

It’s a drive of about 45 minutes from Moshi town. Situated nearly about 30 km away in the north east of Moshi, Maragu is a very good place to find out about the living and livelihood of local inhabitants. This region is situated at an altitude of 1800 meter and is home to the first ever coffee tree plantation of Moshi, initiated by German missionaries. Visitors can explore the homes of the locals; visit the caves or landmarks where Chagga and Maasai wars wer

Nymba Ya Mungu Reservoir

The way to this reservoir offers a very scenic drive. Especially the blossoming flame trees are a delight to see. Different fishing settlements have developed based on this reservoir and also a great place for bird watching. 

Kibosho

From Moshi, this religious place is about a half an hour drive. Kidla, the oldest church made by the Germans in Tanzania happens to be located in this region. Visitors can take a tour to the multiple Lutheran and Catholic churches build in this mountainous place. Each church and cathedral has their own stories about missionaries and Chaggas, which visitors might be interested to know.

Uru Waterfalls

At about a distance of 50 meters from Moshi, tourists can visit this waterfall and can also enjoy a hike while enjoying nice views of the surrounding. Also good for outdoor picnic and the base of the waterfall is also safe for swimming.

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