Activities summary

  • Departure Arusha
  • Duration Full day
  • Available languages
    • English
  • Meeting point Arusha

Description

This is probably the best place to swim in Tanzania. Emanating from within the earth, the geo-thermally warmed water is constantly renewed and is therefore very fresh and clear and clean. It’s a very pleasant place to spend a couple of hours with family, or to relax before or after a climb or safari.

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This is probably the best place to swim in Tanzania. Emanating from within the earth, the geo-thermally warmed water is constantly renewed and is therefore very fresh and clear and clean. It’s a very pleasant place to spend a couple of hours with family, or to relax before or after a climb or safari.

The distance from Arusha to the hot springs is 69km and the journey normally takes around 1 hour 20, so one should allow at least 5 hours for this excursion. The Chemka Hot Springs are an oasis in the hinterland of the Kilimanjaro region, situated 69 kilometres from Arusha. At these idyllic underground springs with the crystal clear, turquoise water, you can enjoy the perfect rest after a strenuous Kilimanjaro climb or adventurous wilderness safari. But also for day-trippers, they are an ideal destination. Whether it's the old, the young, the quiet or the active, the Chemka Hot Springs invite you to linger, swim and explore. The pond is very deep, in some places up to 10 meters, but the water is so clear that you can see the bottom well all the time. On the shore under lush trees you can camp, enjoy your snacks or soak up the sun.

  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Transport
    • Picnic lunch box
    • Professional English speaking driver-guide
    • Complementary bottle of water per person
    • Entry fees

    Price does not include

    • Hotel accommodation in Arusha
    • All not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

    Price shown is per person for 2 pax.