Moshi can be visited all year round, but of course, there are specific months for specific activities that make it the best time to visit Moshi. Moshi is the closest town to Mount Kilimanjaro, a major tourist attraction that is world-famous for being the highest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest in Africa. Apart from climbing Kilimanjaro, there are plenty of reasons why tourists flock into this town, from admiring nature to day trips like coffee tours, Chagga cultural tours, waterfalls, lakes, and hot springs.
Moshi has an average cooler climate as compared to other major towns in Tanzania because it is located in higher altitudes.
Best months to visit Moshi – The Warm and Dry Season
The best months to travel to Moshi obviously have to be between the months of January and February and from June to October, when it is warm and dry. During these months you can do many activities and enjoy your stay in Moshi as the skies are sky-blue, cloudless, and clear from dusk till dawn. The warm and dry months of January and February are also favourable for climbing the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro.
Long & Short Rains Seasons of Moshi
The long rains come from the Months of March to May while the short rains fall on the months of November to December, just like the whole Northern Circuit of Tanzania. It is usually cooler from June to October and the months of January through February are more humid than a few showers here and there.
Does the weather affect the cost of visiting Moshi?
The cost of accommodations in Moshi is always constant for most of the hotels and lodges, although some hotels have low season and high season rates.
The least favourable time to visit Moshi and climb Mount Kilimanjaro
The long rain season of March to May is the legitimate wet season, It is during these months that Moshi, Mount Kilimanjaro and its surroundings receive a lot of rain and precipitation, making it harder than usual to climb the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro or enjoy someday tour activities as the terrain is always muddy. Though it is still possible to engage in Mount Kilimanjaro climbing, you will require to work harder against harsher alpine weather conditions.
The months also mark the beginning of the off-peak season, which does not see a lot of tourists seeking to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Still, one thing will stand, whatever time you choose to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, you will have to be both physically and mentally prepared.
Tranquil Kilimanjaro is always ready to guide you to the top of Africa’s rooftop, Mount Kilimanjaro, Moshi Town and its surroundings throughout the year.
Contact us to get updates and best advice for which time is the best for you to explore the beautiful town of Moshi and its environs.