Chemka (Kikuletwa) Hot Spring
Travelers to Tanzania usually base in Arusha or Moshi in between hiking trips and safaris. While recovering from multi-day tours and hiking trips one of the best things to do is a day trip to the Chemka Hot Springs, also known as the Kikuletwa Hot Springs. Just 1.5 hours from Arusha and nearby Moshi Town, this is one of the hidden gems of Tanzania that you need to visit. The water was crystal clear in this jungle oasis where you can relax all day and even enjoy rope swings, tire tubing, and some high jumps out of the trees.
This beautiful mineral spring originates from Kilimanjaro ground waters The Chemka Hot Springs are about 40 kilometers away from Moshi, in the homonymous village called Chemka. They are underground springs with warm water. The water forms a clear and clean pond which is ideal for swimming. The pond is very deep, in some places up to 10 meters, but the water is so clear that you can see the bottom well all the time. The pond is situated under lush trees. On the shore you can camp, enjoy your snacks and let yourself dry after swimming.
The Chemka Hot Springs Tour takes you to the Chemka Hot Spring located approximately a 1-2 hours drive from Moshi town. The hot springs are hidden by a beautiful green forest. This ideal place for taking a relaxing swim or simply to use as a backdrop for a tranquil picnic or bbq
- Spend a relaxing half a day in the natural hot springs hidden in the jungle!
- Make memorable photos swimming in the incredibly transparent and clean waters of the Chemka Hot Springs!
- Enjoy a picnic on the shore of hot springs – lunch box included!
- Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off from/to your Hotel in Moshi or Arusha is included.
Maji Moto, known locally as Kikuletwa Hotsprings, is a paradisiac oasis amidst the Tanzanian savannah, offers captivating, Bounty-styled views, crystal-clean water, and dense vegetation around. Chemka Hot Springs is the best place to visit after or before a Kilimanjaro hike or a safari adventure.
Chemka oasis is a unique phenomenon – it is the only place in Tanzania (and most likely in the whole of East Africa), where the groundwater actively interacted with geothermal sources, forming several small lakes with warm, never-stagnating water, which purity is not inferior to the best Dominican or Maldivian resorts.
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- Transfer from Moshi and back;
- Entry ticket;
- Picnic lunch;
- Table and chairs;
- Snorkeling mask;
- Soft drinks and drinking water;