City

Moshi

Picturesque town at Kilimanjaro's base, blending culture and adventure.

Tanzania
Location
201,150
Population
890 m
Altitude

About Moshi

Moshi, a tranquil town in northern Tanzania, lies in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Renowned for its lush coffee plantations and vibrant street markets, Moshi offers a serene environment and a glimpse into the life at the foot of this majestic mountain. It serves as the starting point for most Kilimanjaro expeditions, ...

When to go

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Seasons

June - October
Best time to go
Perfect for those aiming to summit Kilimanjaro or enjoy the town's outdoor attractions in dry weather.
March - May
Low Season
The rainy season can hinder some outdoor activities but offers lush landscapes and fewer crowds.
November - March
Shoulder Season
Short rains, with the landscape at its most vibrant, offering a mix of adventure and relaxation opportunities.
December - February
June - October
High Season
Dry and clear, ideal for climbing Kilimanjaro and exploring the area.

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Moshi is considered safe for visitors, with precautions advised for health and safety. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever, along with malaria prophylaxis, are recommended for travelers to Tanzania.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Located near Kilimanjaro International Airport and connected by road to major cities, Moshi is easily accessible for climbers and tourists alike.
Getting Around
Local taxis, motorbike taxis (boda-bodas), and daladalas (minibuses) are available for transportation within Moshi and to nearby attractions.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania can obtain a visa on arrival or an eVisa online, making travel to Moshi straightforward for many nationalities.
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