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“Fun Day Trip”

Kikuletwa Hotsprings
Ranked #3 of 38 things to do in Moshi
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
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“Fun Day Trip”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

A very fun day long getaway while staying in the Kilimanjaro region. The water was the perfect temperature and our group had fun staying and swimming all day long. The rope swing was my favorite part! I recommend leaving Moshi town around 9am to beat the rush of people that come on the weekend. It took us about 2 hours to drive by taxi. We had time at the springs before it got busy and after, as we left about 3:30pm. But even when there are many people not everyone will swim for a very long time. The entrance fee was TSH5,000, so very affordable and our taxi driver charged us TSH80,000 for the day. Split three ways this was also reasonable and we also gave him a tip as we stayed so long. Some groups will charge you an outrageous amount to visit the springs, so keep looking if it seems unreasonable.

Visited January 2014
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“A must visit”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

I ended a 3 day Extreme Maasai Challenge walk here, and was very much a treat after walking for so long. I was on my own but the tour organiser joined in with a few people to make a fab end to my tour.
It was a complete surprise to find the place and lovely to see many people of all ages enjoying the clear waters to swim in and swing of the trees and splash into the water. I noticed that there was a place serving food, didn't try any as I had my own cook who was preparing mine, but I got talking to some people and they said that it was the best Tanzanian Chips cooked in Egg they had ever tried.
It does get a bit slippy getting out of the water, so be careful, otherwise go enjoy this little piece of Secret Tanzanian Paradise.

Visited March 2014
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Moshi, Tanzania
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“Beautiful spot, poorly organized”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Beautiful location with some great swimming. It can be very crowded with people on the weekends or at "peak" times and the area is not very big so if you are expecting an abandoned oasis come very early or on a weekday. The people who run it are unorganized and charge varying rates depending on "local" you are.

They have some small food and drinks available but the place could use just a bit more formality. Having a uniformed guide that speaks English prevents the deception when it comes to park fees (typically your "guide" will pocket much of the park fee along with the attendant). Still, most people will find it affordable and the local "staff" are non intrusive.

Visited February 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Beautiful Crystal clear waters - but was not "hot"”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Loved the beautiful springs that our guide took us to.

Rope swing, friendly locals also swimming. Too many tourists disrespecting the local culture by wearing a bikini but that's my opinion. Very bumpy roads through little villages to get there - that was very interesting in itself. the water was beautiful and clear but this spring in not even warm in temperature. :)

Visited January 2014
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“beautiful spot away from the city”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

we heard lots of varying travel times to chemka springs ranging from 10 minutes to 2 hours. In truth, from our hostel it took around 1 and a half hours in a taxi to the springs. We expected it to be really touristy....but turned out we were the only people there. The water is warm and clear and the little fish in there swarm over your feet (a really weird feeling!!).
A little old woman collected a "entrance fee" of 5,000 shilling (£2), and also sold snacks and drinks on a foldable table.
Theres a rope swing and lots of trees to jump off aswell, was a good day trip and perfect after climbing kili to relax the legs

Visited February 2014
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