"Moshi - The hustle and bustle at the base of Kili" Top 5 Page for this destination Moshi by jackfruit

Moshi Travel Guide: 61 reviews and 107 photos

Situated on the southeastern slopes of Kilimanjaro, the small town of Moshi is full of hiker hotels that cater to tourism in Kilimanjaro National Park and Arusha National Park. Trekking the slopes of Kili and Meru are the top attractions in the area.

About an hour west of the larger town of Arusha, Moshi makes a more accessible and less crowded base for Kili treks.

If you are trekking only Mt. Meru, Arusha makes a better base for your adventure. Arusha is about 1 hr west of Moshi and about 30 mins from the JRO airport.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good place to stay for trekking Kili (via western routes like Marangu)
  • Cons:Not much todo in town
  • In a nutshell:Just another town
  • Last visit to Moshi: Nov 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • seamandrew's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2004 at 11:59 PM

    Your tips are excellent. Especially the link to all those Maps! Thanks a ton!

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2004 at 12:46 PM

    Nice tips for Kili's Home base. I am scheduled to lead an eyeteam for a clinic here next Nov at the Catholic church and am better prepared with your tips:-]

  • aadil's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2004 at 11:43 AM

    Looks like a nice place to stay after the trek!!! Seems very inviting from your description!!! Thanks for the info!!! And you sure walk very fast at one kilometre every 5 minutes!!!!! HAHAHA!!!


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