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 Rundugai Hot springs which is also known as the Kikuletwa Hot Springs. Chemka Kikuletwa Hot Spring is just a two-hour drive from Arusha Town and just over an hour’s drive from Moshi Town by car, 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 (Rundugai Hot springs)Tour takes you to the Chemka Hot Springs 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 the hot springs – lunch box included!
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off from/to your Hotel in Moshi or Arusha is included.
Kikuletwa (Chemka) Hot Springs

Maji Moto, known locally as Kikuletwa Hotsprings, is a paradisiac oasis amidst the Tanzanian savannah, which 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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Two main Areas at Chemka Hotsprings

The first area is the open canal and small lagoon. Here you can find dead trees under the water, catfish, and the small fish that nibble at your feet when you dip your toes in and the second area is the large lagoon, where you can lay about in the sun and explore the underwater cave if you are capable of free-diving down 5-6 meters to inspect the depths of the cavern

Soak in the geothermal waters of Chemka Hot Springs on a day trip from Arusha to a beautiful site surrounded by trees. Round-trip transport from Arusha makes this a hassle-free way to escape the city for a day at the hot springs, where you can swim, relax tired traveling muscles, and enjoy an included picnic lunch before returning to the city. Naturally heated Chemka Hot Springs is an easy Arusha day trip Swim in a beautiful site in the forest. It is a Relaxing experience following a Kilimanjaro hike or safari.

The Chemka Hot Springs is an ideal place to ease those tired legs after a strenuous ascent up Kilimanjaro. They’re a little bit of heaven that’s perfect for a day trip, and those warm blue waters invite you to linger, swim, or explore. Return refreshed, revitalized, and relaxed.

Chemka hot springs location is really one of a kind!


Rundugai Hot springs


    • Transfer from Moshi and back;
    • Entry ticket;
    • Picnic lunch;
    • Table and chairs;
    • Snorkeling mask;
    • Soft drinks and drinking water;
    • Towels.

Facilities you can expect to find at chemka kikuletwa Hot spring  & what to bring

Facilities at the hot springs are basic, but you’ll find a bar/restaurant with simple local dishes, squat toilets, a place to rent goggles, tire tubes, etc., and a changing cabin. They recently put some tables and benches but it’s usually not enough for everybody and they’re also not the most comfortable (or even just straight).

You should bring a towel, a bathing suit, and sunscreen. We also recommend using devices that shoot underwater videos and images. But we are sure the half-up-half-under pictures in this post have already convinced you of that.


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