Located at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, Moshi is the coffee producing centre of the country. All around the town and on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, there are vast plantations of coffee blanket covering the area. Coffee is a mainstay of life in Moshi, and the seasonal coffee auction is an event not to be missed if you’re in town. At this event, wholesale coffee is bid on by international buyers, to which it is then packaged and sold. There is also a coffee roasting factory where you can learn more about the production of this beverage or programs that lead short hikes to nearby coffee farms.
With an elevation of 19,341 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest free-standing mountain, making it one of the most popular mountains in the world. While virtually all visitors in Moshi are there to climb the challenging mountain, there’s so much more to do than just that, including cultural tours and historical sites.