Things To Do in Moshi
So, after your Kili climb you would like to spend another day or two in Moshi.
There is plenty to do in Moshi although many consider it only a base for climbing Kilimanjaro. From half day trips to full day hikes many options are available. From rice field walks, some other smaller waterfalls, Marangu village…. I have decided to go for Materuni waterfalls hike.
Besides a stroll around the city which is fairly small Tanzanian market town and easy to get around, you may consider a hike to any of numerous waterfalls and visit a local on his small coffee plantation where you will will work hard to cook your probably first the best coffee of your life.
I was staying in Twiga home hostel where l i met local guy Steven and he took me to a day trip to Materuni waterfall. With 150 m height it is considered the highest waterfall at Kilimanjaro region and don’t forget to bring swimming suit as waterfall lagune is safe for swimming. Before the hike we stopped at his friend on private modest coffee tour by visiting plantation farm where we made the most delicious coffee. It was a nice educating experience about cultivating coffee from selecting the beans to brewing the coffee. On the way home if you want you can stop at local bar where you can taste home brewed banana beer and banana wine and chat with locals. Whatever you will choose to do in Moshi you will have great time.
Making Coffee on the Slopes of Kilimanjaro
Hike to Materuni Waterfall