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
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.
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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I used to live in Arusha! Tanzania is an amazing country – and chips Mayai is one of my favourite meals. Awesome photos!
Awesome!!! It’s a beautiful area. I would love to go back one day. And chips Mayai is one of my favorites too!