How to Visit the Beautiful Kikuletwa Hotsprings in Tanzania

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The Kikuletwa Hotsprings is a spring oasis near Arusha, Tanzania.  It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists looking to get away from the heat.  The crystal clear blue-green water, surrounded by beautiful forest, is absolutely stunning.

In addition to swimming in the cool, refreshing water, there is a rope swing that gets plenty of action.  If you aren’t too squirmishy, you can dip your feet in the water and the resident fish will give you a free pedicure (as they like to eat away the dead skin from your feet).  It’s actually pretty ticklish.

If you get hungry, they serve both refreshments and Chipsi Mayai, a local egg dish that translates from Swahili to mean eggs and chips.  It’s very delicious.

How to Get There

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Rope swing at Kikuletwa Hotsprings

The hot spring is located roughly an hour from Kilimanjaro International Airport and about 2 hours from downtown Arusha.  I have included a map with directions on how to get to the Kikuletwa Hotsprings from the Kilimanjaro International Airport for you to review below.

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Video:  Visiting Kikuletwa Hotsprings

If you would like to get a better sense of what the Kikuletwa Hotsprings is all about, check out our short video below.  It’s a pretty amazing place.

Kikuletwa Hotsprings is a stunningly beautiful place, so getting some great pictures wasn’t too difficult.  Below is a gallery of some of the shots we took while at the hot springs.

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  1. I used to live in Arusha! Tanzania is an amazing country – and chips Mayai is one of my favourite meals. Awesome photos!

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