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About Moshi

Moshi is situated in Tanzania. Moshi backpacking tours are popular for climbers set to explore the beautiful Mount Kilimanjaro situated nearby.

Moshi Budget Travel

Below is a list of Moshi's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.

Mt Kilimanjaro Trekking

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Moshi airports include the following:
•Kilimanjaro International Airport


Moshi birdlife includes a large number of birds, and due to its proximity to Mount Kilimanjaro, an Important Bird Area (IBA) in Tanzania, birdlife here is very diverse.


As one of the prime towns for Kilimanjaro tours and an important stop on the Northern Safari Circuit, Moshi conservation plays an important role in the area's preservation efforts.


Moshi is situated at an elevation where the malaria parasite cannot survive, so malaria is not a concern in this area. However, depending on where you decide to travel after visiting Moshi, you may pass through malarial areas and should therefore follow your doctor's advice regarding medication.


Moshi plant life ranges from woodlands to forest, with some savanna grassland areas as well as mountainous areas near the base of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Safety Tips

•Moshi is a relatively safe and secure area for travel
•Wildlife is mostly unfenced in the reserves nearby, so take basic precautions and do not leave your vehicle on game drives
•Drive slowly and carefully, especially in high density game areas
•Do not ever attempt to touch or feed any wildlife you see, not only is this dangerous but it also interferes with animals
•Do not attempt to climb Kilimanjaro if you have heart or health problems - the climb is also not for beginners!

Travel Books

Moshi recommended travel books include the following:
•The Rough Guide to Tanzania by Jens Finke
•Tanzania: Footprint Travel Guides by Lizzie Williams
•Serengeti II: Dynamics, Management, and Conservation of an Ecosystem by A. R. E. Sinclair and Peter Arcese
•Northern Tanzania: The Bradt Safari Guide with Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar by Philip Briggs
•Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Dale A. Zimmerman, Donald A. Turner, David J. Pearson and Ian Willis


Moshi wildlife is prolific in the wooded areas near the base of Kilimanjaro especially, with a range of species including blue monkeys, colobus monkey, honey badger, Olive baboons, civets, leopards, mongooses and servals to be found.


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