Moshi Town, Near Mount Kilimanjaro
A modern and functional hotel located on the southern slopes of Kilimanjaro, the Springlands Hotel is named after the freshwater springs just a short distance from the hotel. These are fed by the rains and melting snows of Kilimanjaro and are of the highest purity. The springs then feed an extensive area of paddy fields beyond which lies a protected forest reserve. This supports a rich wildlife and provides relaxing walks to see the birds and several species of monkey.
The hotel is near the town of Moshi, on the slopes of Kilimanjaro and is the Zara International base for mountain climbing, walking trips and safaris to Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and the other wilderness areas of Northern Tanzania.
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
‘The Shining Mountain'
Close to the northern city of Arusha is the majestic snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro which, at 5,896 metres above sea level, is not only the highest mountain in Africa, but also the highest free-standing peak in the world.
Crowned by one fifth of the ice in Africa, the ‘Shining Mountain' is the Mecca of every amateur climber in the world and is easily conquered by nearly 70,000 people every year. Set in its own 755 square-kilometre park, Kilimanjaro offers lowland forest, heather moorlands, montane desert and an arctic summit.
Area: 755 sq kms
Location: Upper levels of Mount Kilimanjaro including corridors in the forest belt.
Altitude: 1,830-5,896 m.
Vegetation: Kilimanjaro exhibits textbook vegetational zonation: lowland forest, heather moorland, montane desert and arctic summit.
Fauna: Blue monkey, black and white colobus, leopard, elephant, bushbuck, eland, buffalo and the rare Abbot's duiker.
Birds: Unusual birds include the infrequent lammergeier, Hunter's cisticola and the scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird,
Activities: about 70,000 people climb the mountain every year.
Wildlife highlights: monkeys, leopard, elephant, bushbuck, eland, buffalo and the rare Abbot's duiker. Birds: include the rare lammergeyer, the Hunter's cisticola and the scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird.
The rooms are ensuite with mosquito netting and ceiling fans. The Springlands Hotel offers its own daily shuttle service from the hotel to Moshi. Buses run half hourly from the hotel from around 09.00hrs to 15.30hrs.
Dining and bars
The hotel has a large airy dining area set in pleasant gardens with both indoor and outdoor bars.
Children are most welcome.
What to see and do
The hotel has a swimming pool.
Other facilities include:
Manicure and Pedicure
Guided forest walks
Visit to the local leather factory
Visit to the Kinukamori Waterfalls (Marangu village)
Moshi town tour
Meserani Snake park