The town of Moshi is the second-largest tourism hub of Tanzania, the capital of Kilimanjaro region and the place from where most Kilimanjaro adventures begin. Built in the early 19th century by the German colonists, it has a rich and turbulent history worth knowing about.
Though Moshi is seldom viewed as a travel destination in itself, those who are interested in knowing more about Swahili culture should definitely consider visiting. Numerous local cafes are just right for getting a glimpse into the Tanzanian cuisine, while Moshi curio art shops are among the best places in the region to buy memorable souvenirs with symbols of the country.
Night life in Moshi is always bustling - bars, restaurants and clubs won’t let you get bored, and you’ll always find a place to chill out after a Kilimanjaro hike or safari.
Moshi is also the place from where most Kilimanjaro day hikes start. So no matter who you are - a nature enthusiast or a culture aficionado, Moshi is certainly the best spot to start exploring Tanzania.