ACTIVITIES AND ONE DAY TRIPS

With plenty of culture, nature and scenery to enjoy in the Kilimanjaro region, our lodge is ideally located for multiple day trips and we can arrange these for you while you stay at Bristol Cottages.

Materuni Waterfalls & Coffee Village Walk

Materuni is the home of the Chagga tribe and is still an authentic tribal village. This charming place is just 15km away from Moshi Town and is the last village before the Kilimanjaro National Park. Explore the rich history & culture of the Chagga, village life, their way of lunch and lose yourself in the surrounding fauna and flora. The pool at the bottom of the waterfall is an inviting place for a refreshing swim so don‘t forget your swimwear! Next the coffee experience awaits you. Here you will learn how coffee is cultivated, dried, roasted and further processed. Before you say goodbye and return in the afternoon to Moshi, you can savour the coffee you made and appreciate the views of the surrounding rainforest.

Marangu culture & waterfalls village walk

Your day will start with a scenic drive from Moshi to marangu. Visit the beautiful banana farms and get lost in the chagga cave museum along with their traditional lunch (or optional picnic lunch box). You also will have the opportunity to taste our local banana beer (Mbege) definitely not to be missed! If you’re lucky, a visit to the local market (Monday and Thursdays) is an experience in itself. Amongst the many Waterfalls (Kiasiya or Moonjo or Kunukamori or Ndoro), experience the cool wind as it blows into your hair as the water is nice and cold. On clear days you can go upto the Kilimanjaro view point.

Kikuletwa hot springs, farm and village walk

Your tour will include the visit to Kikuletwa Hot Springs, an oasis surrounded by sprawling fig trees in the middle of this semi-arid landscape. You have a chance to swim in crystal clear water, bubbling from underground caves so don’t forget your swimming costume! Enjoy and relax with a picnic lunch amidst the greenery and cool breeze. Your trip will end with a late afternoon drive back to Moshi.

60 Minute Epic Kilimanjaro helicopter cruise

A 45 minute sensational ride in a helicopter over the roof of Africa, a true definition of a perfect adventure! From appreciating the beautiful natural surroundings of Africa’s highest mountain, to the captivating beauty of wildlife. What’s more fascinating is the awe-inspiring view of the three volcanic cones born over thousands of years; Shira peak, stubborn Mawenzi and the white hatted Kibo peak all standing strong over the centuries. This overwhelming picturesque scenery gives a complete grasp of the legendary mountain that not even a hiker gets to experience.

Lake Chala

From lush lake shore forest to stunning volcanic savannah; from river beds marvelously carved through ancient rock, to thick bush or open ‘mbuga’. Walking at Lake Chala is a magical experience that will put you back in touch with nature. Depending on the time of year, it ranges in colour from deep blue to turquoise and green, it is surrounded by a 100 metres high crater rim. At the far end you can see Kenya and if you’re lucky you can go kayaking as well.

Olpopongi Maasai Village cultural tribe visit

Spend the day in an authentic Maasai village ‘Olpopongi’ and share the Maasai life with a traditional lunch. Your day can include museum and village tour / walking safari in the Maasai territory / learning Maasai hunting techniques & learning about Maasai medicine and having traditional chai (tea) with the oldest lady in the village. Your trip will end with a late afternoon drive back to Moshi.

Guided Moshi Town Tour

Your day tour could include options as below: a visit to the main street (double road) / local vegetable and fish market / post office / bus station / Moshi airport / Moshi train stop / Supermarket / Widest tree in Moshi / Experience the oldest elevator in Tanzania and Moshi view point / Makonde Arts (local artists) / Leather factory / Shirikisha handicraft workshop by deafmute individuals. Your lunch today can be at any number of local restaurants or coffee shops around Moshi town. There is also an option to go for a cycling tour depending on your preference.

Arusha National Park One Day Safari

Experience a canoeing safari on Momella Lake inside Arusha National Park together with a wildlife safari. During game viewing from a canoe you may be lucky to see & get close to buffalo, giraffes, bushbucks, waterbucks & witness a range of 600 species of birds. On clear days view Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro from the same spot. Picnic lunch, late afternoon drive back to Moshi.

Optional walking safari, canoeing safari or snake park visit on request

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