The drive from Arusha to Kikuletwa Hot Springs, will start on paved road toward Arusha, before turning left onto gravel road about 90 minutes later. The road will take you thru gorgeous African country side past bush land, dry riverbeds, 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”.
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 Arusha via back gravel roads, taking you past the Kilavu river and sugar cane plantations about 30 minutes prior to arriving back in Arusha late Evening.
90 minutes from Arusha, – Tanzania
The drive will initially start on paved road toward Arusha, before turning left onto gravel road about 45 minutes later. The road will take you through gorgeous African country side past bush land, dry riverbeds, baobab and acacia trees among many others.