Moshi is our local town located at the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world and the highest mountain in Africa. Moshi is home to the Chagga, Pare and Maasai tribes and is comprised of approximately 150,000 people. The nearest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), about 40 minutes drive away. The nearest large city is Arusha, approximately 1.5 hours by bus.
Moshi has a downtown area (about 30 minutes’ walk from the Volunteer Home) with many shops, restaurants, banks, and bars. There are many great places to eat in and around Moshi, with various cuisines and prices to suit everybody’s budget and appetite. Moshi has many western style supermarkets. On the rare occasion you can’t buy it in Moshi, you will be able to buy it in Arusha.
When you have free time, there are plenty of things to do in Moshi and around. After work and during weekends you can enjoy sports, african culture, live music and nightlife. Moshi has also a large number of restaurants. If you like sports you can swim, go to the gym, play tennis, squash or even golf. If you are interested in culture, you can learn Masai – jewelry making, batik dying or African dance and drumming. Moshi has also a large number of restaurants, which offer delicacies for all tastes. On weekends you may choose to spend time listening to live music or go to nightclubs in Moshi.
There are a couple of options - but you have to remember that internet speeds in Tanzania are not all that fast regardless of what choice you make. I was in Moshi last July and purchased a wi-fi moden (it plugged in to the USB of my netbook. I think it cost around 25000 TSH and recharged at a rate of 10,000 TSH for 30 days or 500 mbs (whichever comes first). From memory I got mine from the major TELCO company (TTCL) they are in Market st near the clock tower roundabout. There are a number of internet places - about the best is under Kahawa House - which also has a bank with 3 or 4 ATMs - its also on the clock tower roundabout. Hope this helps.
Link to Moshi street map and key locations
Phone Card Access
Internet Access (café/library)
Medical Services – ER at St Josephs/other?