Kikuletwa Hot Springs

Kikuletwa hot springs was a pleasant surprise. I had always heard about this natural phenomenon and always imagined a hot water spot with smoke rising from the surface mystifying the place but nothing prepared me for the oasis-like emergence from the middle of a dry rocky terrain, clear blue-greenish water enclosed between endless palm trees and massive ancient tree roots that tell you they have seen the very first water flow pave its way through to become the spring that it is today.

Almost two hours away from Arusha and another hour and a half from Moshi’s Boma ya Ng’ombe area, we were able to get to this place using the Google map below and a great spirit of adventure.

 

Well, you know what they say (or at least I say to myself): “Don’t just read about it, discover it, live it”! So fuel that car, bring out that swimming gear, grab your favorite people (or person which can be thy self), road-trip playlist, food and drinks and follow the yellow brick road to experience this for yourself:

P.s. Unlike it’s name, the water is not hot at all.

The Wisdom of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro from a distance

On a beautiful Saturday evening, with skies so bright and air so fresh…
Stand and look in a place where roots are found; whence natives came and whither admirers flew…
Idyll it stands as majestic as it can be, beckoning to the observer..
With promises of a spirit renewed, and a mortal’s presence in the heavens…
Look not,human, at how far the road goes, but how one you become with it…
As you make your way to its three peaked hearts…
Let it reward you by showing you its beloved Continent’s face.