Day Tour Maasai Boma & Kikuletwa Hotsprings

  • Experience authentic culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the Maasai
  • Relax in crystal clear, turquoise warm water amidst lush green vegetation
  • Swing on a rope swing and let yourself fall into a natural pool
  • Float on the water in a lifebuoy
  • Enjoy garra rufa fish spa treatment, tiny fishes that eats your leftover skin

The Maasai, are semi-nomadic tribes who live in the northern parts of Tanzania. They are among the best-known local populations internationally due to their residence near the many game parks and their distinctive customs and dresses.

The hot spring of Kikuletwa, also known as Chemka Hot Springs, is close to the village of Rundugai and is one of the most beautiful places to relax in Tanzania. The small pool is surrounded by palm and fig trees with winding roots. In the morning, Blue Monkeys can often be observed in the trees, whilst the crystal clear, turquoise water invites you to a refreshing bath. Garra Rufa fish live in the water of the spring. These sly little fish are used by pedicures around the world. These fish suck and nibble on the skin and remove delicate skin through natural peeling. So, you will show up with shiny, revitalized feet. Although, it is called “hot springs”, the water in Kikuletwa is not truly ‘hot’ but refreshing, as the water source flows underground from Kilimanjaro. The groundwater actively interacts with geothermal sources, forming a number of small lakes with warm, never-stagnating water.

    Full Day Tour

    In the morning there is the opportunity to visit an authentic Maasai village with our English-speaking Maasai guide.
    First we pass sugar cane plantations, then we come to the African bushland.
    Dried out river beds, baobab and acacia trees accompany us to our first destination of the day.
    During our visit you will have the opportunity to mingle with the locals and chat with them. Our English-speaking guide is at your disposal and translates into Kimaasai.
    You will learn interesting facts about the culture and way of life of the Maasai, learn about traditional medicine and you will have the opportunity to visit a Maasai house.

    Please be a respectful guest and only take pictures of the villagers with their consent.

    After visiting the Maasai Boma you will have a few hours soaking in the pleasantly warm water, swinging on the rope swing, floating on the water in a lifebuoy (rental on site), relaxing in the sun-dappled shade of the trees, with option of feasting on typical local specialities such as chips mayai (a Tanzanian French fry omelet) and nyama choma (Barbecue). In the late afternoon we will leave and return relaxed to the lodge/hotel.

  • Transport to and from your accommodation in Moshi or nearby
  • Other languages on request
  • English-speaking guide/driver
  • Guiding fees, development fees, conservation fees (if applicable)
  • Picnic lunch at Kikuletwa Hot Springs & complimentary bottle of water
  • Items of a personal nature such as souvenirs, passport, visa, and traveler’s insurance
  • Soft drinks & alcoholic drinks
  • Medical evacuation insurance
  • Tips for guides and driver-guide
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions
  • It is possible to stay overnight in a Maasai boma and if a visitor is interested in a BBQ, it will be available on request.

  • The ideal travel times are in the dry months from December to March and from June to October.
  • Visibility is good from December to March, the climate can get very hot and there is hardly any rainfall.
  • From June to October, however, the temperatures are quite pleasant.
  • We offer discounted prices for children.

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