Kilimanjaro and Moshi Region
Collected by Kerry John-Davis, AFAR Contributor
This region’s capital was once a military camp established under German occupation. The fertile, volcanic soil and moderate climate have sprung forth coffee plantations and farms nestled amid the foothills of the mighty mountain. Tens of thousands of visitors come each year to conquer Kilimanjaro’s snowy peak and reach the "Roof of Africa."
Arusha Rd, Tanzania
Peaberry...mmmm...my favorite. I never thought I'd be able to drink it in a little cafe in Moshi at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro. They roast it right there, every morning. I drank it right there, every afternoon while I was there.
Kilasiya Falls is one of a dozen marked and unmarked waterfalls if you turn left instead of right at Marangu Mtoni on your way up Mount Kilimanjaro. Local guides in Marangu will be happy to give you a tour of some of the lower falls for a small...
Old Moshi Road, Tanzania
Several hundred pastors from deep in the bush in Tanzania met in the city of Moshi on the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro. Instead of paying attention to the meeting's proceedings, I sneaked out back to see how lunch was coming along. Under the cover...
Old Moshi Road, Tanzania
Michael is 15. He loves to dance. I love to dance too. So Michael challenged me to a dance off. Well this 15 year old orphan beat me hands down. And then amid giggles and hugs he looked imploringly at me and said, "You will come back, won't you?"...
I highly recommend to anyone traveling in Tanzania - especially in the Kilimanjaro area - to spend some time exploring villages at lower elevations on Kilimajaro. Once you get near the national park entrance, the climate changes completely from...
Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Known as “Everyman’s Everest,” the journey to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro isn’t easy but can be done by almost anyone who prepares and commits to the challenge. This beautiful trip brings travelers through five eco-zones ranging from lush to arid...
Ngongu is a sacred place for Mkyashi village, and it's easy to see why. Take a dala-dala from Marangu to Mkyashi and then take the road going left when you get off from the dala-dala stand. Eventually you will see Ngongu's treeless head in the sky...
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