Travelers to Tanzania usually base in Arusha or Moshi in between hiking trips and safaris.
While recovering from multi-day tours and hiking trips one of the best things to do is a day trip to the Chemka Hot Springs, also known as the Kikuletwa Hot Springs.
Just 1 hour and a half from Arusha and nearby Moshi Town, this is one of the hidden gems of Tanzania that you need to visit. The water was crystal clear in this jungle oasis where you can relax all day and even enjoy rope swings, tire tubing, and some high jumps out of the trees.
This beautiful mineral spring originates from Kilimanjaro ground waters The Chemka Hot Springs are about 40 kilometers away from Moshi, in the homonymous village called Chemka.
They are underground springs with warm water. The water forms a clear and clean pond which is ideal for swimming. The pond is very deep, in some places up to 10 meters, but the water is so clear that you can see the bottom well all the time.
The pond is situated under lush trees. On the shore you can camp, enjoy your snacks and let yourself dry after swimming.