You’ll depart from your lodge/hotel at Arusha/Moshi and go for 2 hours’ drive to Kikuletwa hot spring in Swahili known as Maji Moto. This scenic drive takes you off the tourist trail and goes through the African scrubland, dried river beds, baobab and acacia trees along the way with a glimpse into local life, lively markets, local farms, and other socioeconomic activities.
The hot springs of Kikuletwa, also known as Chemka Hot Springs, is close to the village of Rundugai and are one of the most beautiful places to relax in Tanzania. The small pool is surrounded by palm and fig trees with winding roots. In the morning, Blue Monkeys can often be observed in the trees, whilst the crystal clear, turquoise water invites you to a refreshing bath. Although they are so-called hot springs, the water in Kikuletwa is not truly ‘hot’ but refreshing, as the water source flows underground from Kilimanjaro.
You will have few hours soaking in the pleasantly warm waters, swinging on the rope swing, relaxing in the sun-dappled shade of the trees, with option of feasting on local favorites such as chips mayai (a Tanzanian French fry omelet) and Nyamachoma (Barbecue). Later in the late afternoon we will leave and return relaxed to the lodge/hotel.