Kikuletwa Hot Springs also known as Rundugai hot water springs or Chemka hot springs are an unexpected paradise hidden in the desert scrub outside the town of BomaSituated about 71 km from Arusha They are an extraordinary phenomenon, rushing up from underground in the middle of parched and dusty landscape. In fact, the water is not hot rather it is a pleasant temperature! This is a good place to visit for a picnic and a swim too. And the views of Kilimanjaro on a clear day are also fabulous. Unfortunately, the water is full of fluoride which means the local people cant use it for drinking. The crystal-clear, turquoise waters surrounded by palm trees and winding roots offer a picturesque spot for a relaxing afternoon swim.The spring is actually rather big and over 6 meters deep in some places although you can see the bottom through the crystal clear waters no matter where you are. You can have as much fun or relaxation as your heart desires and your mind and body needs.
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Stop At: Boma Ng'ombe
The drive will initially start on paved road toward Moshi, before turning right onto gravel road about 30 minutes later. The road will take you thru gorgeous African country side past bush land, dry riverbeds, and baobab and acacia trees among many others.
This vast area, which used to be a hunting ground for Europeans during the 1800s, is home to members of many different tribes, peacefully co-existing as neighbors. Although the game has long since migrated, it is still a haven to many animal species, including a variety of birds.
When you reach Kikuletwa it will appear as an oasis surrounded by sprawling fig trees, in the middle of this semi arid landscape. You will see crystal clear water bubbling from underground caves, giving the impression that it is boiling, hence the name Hot springs.
Picture when you reach Kikuletwa it will appear as an oasis surrounded by sprawling fig trees, in the middle of this semi arid landscape. You will see crystal clear water bubbling from underground caves, giving the impression that it is boiling, hence the name Hot springs.
The water is perfectly refreshing and if you brought your bathing suit, this is your time to take a dip and relax in the shade of the trees.
After a picnic lunch we will start making our way back to Moshi via back gravel roads, taking you past the Kikavu river and sugar cane plantations about 30 minutes prior to arriving back in Moshi late afternoon.
Duration: 8 hours
- All Fees and Taxes
- Entry/Admission - Boma Ng'ombe
- Things of personal Nature eg. alcohol and wine
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate