Njoro (Rau) Forest
- East from Moshi town.
Exciting forest with nature, people and water. See the highest
tree in Africa (or Moshi) and watch Colobus monkeys eating
wild fruits. It is best to go here with a local guide from
one of the tour operators, hotels or ask at the Coffee
THE COFFEE TOUR! Do not just wonder about the origins
of coffee you always drink. Producing the best quality coffee
requires meticulous processing as well as harvesting. The
coffee farmers at Uru and others villages will lead you in
explorering their skilful practices of producing the best
quality Arabica coffee. This will take you 2-3 hours of excursion
in a typical coffee farm.
A crater lake on the Kenyan border, fed from Kilimanjaro. A
caldera lake set in a dramatic volcanic backdrop on the Tanzanian/Kenyan
border, fed by underground springs from Kilimanjaro. Take a
guide to the lake shore, or walk in the bush to the meteorite
crater, or down the fascinating 'dry' river bed. It has been made a national park and an entrance fee has now to be paid.
Directions: Drive to Himo and pass straight
through towards Holili. 7,1km past Himo (measured from the Marangu
turn-off in Himo) turn left onto a newly made gravel road, signpost
to the camp is on your left. (there's a few houses on the right
side of the tarmac, one with a satellite dish). Follow the road
for 9km. You will reach a four cross way with a sign board “Malowa
Catholic Church” and another sign to Chala Camp. Turn
right here and follow the road, and signs for 6,9km to the Lake
Chala Camp site. NOTE: At any Y-branch on this last 6,9km follow
the straighter road (which is the left). You always drive more
or less close to the power lines (at max 200m distance on your
left side) up to the camp site and you are on the right road
when it turns after 5km in a 90 degree bend to the left (as
do the power lines) Travel time: 1.30
SPRINGS (10 km south of Boma ya Ngombe)
Fascinating springs in beautiful surroundings. Camping permitted,
visitors pay a development fee to village for a visit. Great
swimming against strong flow of water, constant temperature
of 28 degrees C. Please note that one young lady was attacked
by a crocodile some years ago and tragically died. A commemoration
plague can be seen near the spring. Ask villagers to take you
to show the river, where on some days crocodiles can be seen
basking in the sun. Crocodiles are dangerous animals!
Visit the Catholic Cathedral or walk in the shamba's and forest.
There are many large Catholic and Lutheran churches on the mountain
which tell interesting stories. The Lutheran church at Kidia
is the oldest German church in Tanzania.
Kibosho: Directions: 15km (North) past International School
or KCMC, Travel time: 30minutes.
Walking in the national park with a guide (waterfalls/Mandara).
Also a waterfall near the P.O. (at the turn-off to the national
park). Visit Village Education Project Kilimanjaro's craft shop
and cafe in Marangu that sells crafts made by local students
at the Mshiri Vocational Training School.
Directions: Dar/Hingili road (East), Travel time: 40minutes/1hr
(for national park).
National Park or check the Tanga
Tourist Guide for more links.
Newly estbalished national park. Rhino and African Wild Dog
sanctuary (not open for visitors), camping available or stay
in a hotel in Same.
Directions: South (Dar road) to beyond Same, Travel time:
(1st Hut, Mt. Kilimanjaro)
Drive to Marangu gate, take a guide and walk up to the first
hut on the Marangu Route. A tough, full-day's walk; wear good
boots. You will need to pay for entry into the park and a guide.
Directions: Dar - Taveta Road (East) to National Park Gate,
Travel time: 1hour.
ya Mungu reservoir
A great place for birds and scenery. There are fishing settlements
around the lake.
Directions: South of Mwanga (Dar road) turn right for Lang'ata
(watch for the large Tanesco sign. Travel
time: 1½ hours.
Sugar Cane Plantation
A nice drive (if you like endless fields of sugar cane), especially
when the flame trees along the access road are in blossom. The
road can take you to Nyumba ya Mungu reservoir. There is an
excellent golf course with a club house which serves lunch.
Directions: South past Kibo Breweries, Travel time: 50 minutes.
Tengeru (near Arusha) via Mountain Lodge Hotel.
Directions: 70 kms West on the Arusha Road, 1 hour
Tel: 0754 312896
Half day riding horse safari with picnic
a wander round the Moshi Cemetery on the Arusha Road can be
fascinating - there's quite a history there.