Located on the lower slopes of the Mount Kilimanjaro (5.895 m), Moshi makes a good introduction to the splendour of Northern Tanzania. The multicultural town offers priceless views of the highest mountain in Africa.
Most travellers opt to spend a night in Arusha on their way to the National Parks in the north of Tanzania. However, Moshi is a low-key town, smaller than Arusha and much quieter. The noticeable clean capital of the Kilimanjaro region is a good alternative on your way to the highlands in order to enjoy stunning views of African’s ceiling.
Moshi has an appealing blend of Eastern and Western influences and a self-sufficient, prosperous feel, due in large part to it being the centre of Tanzania’s major coffee production regions. There are many religious institutions in Moshi, most notably the mosque, the Hindu temple and the Lutheran church. It is also home to the Chagga, Maasai and Pare tribes.
No need to do anything other than walking around to explore Moshi town and get impressed with the grandeur of Mount Kilimanjaro. Though it is strongly advised not to be walking alone at night for your own safety.
Try to find a good spot within the town to get a panoramic view of Mount Kilimanjaro at the sunset. If there isn’t fog, the experience will let you speechless. The Coffe Tree Hotel has a bar on the top floor with terrific views. Afterwards, you can head to one of the many BBQ stalls on the street in order to taste the delicious African meat.