Questions and answers

Is Moshi a safe city?

Is Moshi a safe city?

Regarding safety, in isolated areas, there is a risk of being robbed at anytime of day. Robbers tend to cruise around on motorcyles looking for opportunities. In town center, as long as you stay in busy areas it is safer. Finding a dependable and hones taxi driver is a good idea.

Is Moshi worth visiting?

The main reason for visiting Moshi is of course to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano. The coffee-roasting factory in Moshi is also worth visiting to learn about coffee production and enjoy the sweet aromas.

How do you get to Moshi in Tanzania?

Moshi is a town located on the Southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in the North of Tanzania, not far from the border to Kenya. To reach Moshi/Kilimanjaro, the best option is flying to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Several airlines such as KLM/Kenya airways, Ethiopian and Condor serve it.

Is it safe to walk around Moshi?

Yes, it is safe, but common sense is a key. I was walking around Moshi alone during the day, but I didn’t walk in Moshi at night.

How do I plan a trip to Mt Kilimanjaro?

You have to decide on a trekking agency/climb operator.

  1. Deciding on a date.
  2. Deciding on a climb route and the duration of your Kilimanjaro climb.
  3. Selecting your trekking agency/climb operator.
  4. Booking your flights.
  5. Organising your visa.
  6. Getting your vaccinations.
  7. Organising the necessary equipment.
  8. Getting yourself into shape.

Where do you fly to get to Kilimanjaro?

Kilimanjaro International Airport
If you want To get to Kilimanjaro you need to fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). The airport is situated south-west of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.

Is Kilimanjaro harder than Everest base camp?

Summit Night on Kilimanjaro is Harder Than Anything on the Everest Base Camp Trek. Using this higher camp gives you a shorter ascent to the summit. Also, it gives you more time to rest and a safer and more enjoyable experience going to the summit. This is not always possible however.

How much does it cost to hike Kilimanjaro?

A Kilimanjaro climb can cost from $1,400 (standard) to over $7,000 (luxury package) and above. Blend this knowledge with the fact that there are 250 licensed and hundreds of unlicensed operators in the region and making the right choice becomes a major task. In fact, to understand how the climbing Mt.

What is the best month to go to Mt Kilimanjaro?

The best time to climb Kilimanjaro are the months of January through early-March and June through October. The clear skies, great views, and the sunshine makes it the best comfortable hiking conditions. However, there is always the possibility of weather changing dramatically, regardless of the season.

Is there a bus from Nairobi to Moshi?

There are also shuttle buses from Nairobi that pass through Arusha to Moshi and are usually $35. These are the more comfortable, safe and preferred way to travel to Moshi if coming from that end. Shuttle buses can be booked in advance online at BusAfrica.net Prices as of August 2008.

Which is the cheapest way to travel to Moshi Tanzania?

Buses arrive in Moshi from all of the main cities in Tanzania, and this is the cheapest way to travel. Dar Express and Kilimanjaro Express bus lines run between Dar es Salaam and Moshi and beyond at a cost of 33,000 TSH one way and takes around 10 hours. Hood and Abood go to Morogoro for TSh13,000/=.

Where is the main market in Moshi Moshi?

Mbuyuni at the end of Double Road in town (the main road running through the town) is a large market with which should be thoroughly explored.

What are the three main cultural groups of Moshi?

Moshi is home to three main cultural groups: the Chagga, the Maasai and Pare. However, most Maasai are employed as watchmen or are selling traditional medicines, and their homeland is further north. The Pare are from the Pare Mountains from about 50 km on the way to Dar.