chemka hot springs

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chemka hot springs

Chemka Hot Springs, also known as Kikuletwa Hot Springs or Maji Moto, is a paradisiacal oasis in the Tanzanian savannah. It offers stunning views, crystal-clear water, and dense vegetation. Located just a 1 hour and 30 minutes drive from  Arusha and 45 minutes from Moshi town, Tanzania’s main climbing hub, Chemka Hot Springs is an ideal place to visit after a Kilimanjaro hike or a safari adventure.

This unique phenomenon is the only place in Tanzania, and possibly all of East Africa, where groundwater interacts with geothermal sources, forming small lakes with warm, never-stagnant water. The water’s purity rivals that of the best Dominican or Maldivian resorts. Living in Moshi, I often visit Chemka Hot Springs despite it becoming more popular. For tourists, it’s one of the best things to do in Arusha and Moshi. It’s a must-visit if you have extra days before or after your safari for its relaxed vibe.

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Price Inclusions
  • Transfer from Arusha or Moshi and back;
  • Entry Fees
  • Lunch
  • Soft drinks and water.
Price Exclusions
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 per person per day)
chemka hot springs
chemka hot springs
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Frequently Asked Questions For This Tour
How do I get to Chemka Hot Springs from Moshi or Arusha?

Chemka Hot Springs is about a 2-hour drive from Moshi and around 3 hours from Arusha. You can arrange transportation through tour operators like Key2Africa Safaris, which offers guided tours including transportation from these cities.

Is it safe to swim in the hot springs?

Yes, it is safe to swim in Chemka Hot Springs. The water is clean, warm, and free from dangerous wildlife. The depth varies, so it’s suitable for both swimmers and non-swimmers.


What should I bring with me when visiting Chemka Hot Springs?

Bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. Also, pack a reusable water bottle, snacks, and a camera. Wearing comfortable, casual clothing and water shoes is recommended.


Can you visit Chemka Hot Springs on a day trip?

 Yes, Chemka Hot Springs is a popular day trip destination from Moshi or Arusha. Tours can be arranged that include transportation, a guide, and a visit to the springs.

Is there an entrance fee for Chemka Hot Springs?

Yes, there is a small entrance fee to visit Chemka Hot Springs. The fee supports the local community and helps maintain the area.

How long should I plan to stay at Chemka Hot Springs?

Plan to spend at least 3-4 hours at Chemka Hot Springs to fully enjoy swimming, relaxing, and possibly picnicking. Some tours offer a full-day experience.

Can I combine a visit to Chemka Hot Springs with other activities?

Yes, a visit to Chemka Hot Springs can be combined with other activities such as a coffee tour, a visit to a local village, or a day hike, making for a well-rounded experience.

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