Moshi Town Tour and Rau Forest Walk
This tour does not involve a lot of driving, it is designed for people who want to explore the lifestyle of people in Moshi town, visit the coffee shops, and the local market, enjoy a hot lunch, and see the Rau forest.
After breakfast, you will be picked up by our driver and be driven to Moshi town, which is a colorful and vibrant town in Tanzania. You will have a stop at the old Moshi railway station, you will learn a bit about the history of Moshi, visit the local market and enjoy a hot lunch in a local restaurant.
After lunch you will enjoy a nature forest hike in the Rau forest reserve which is one of the attractions found in the Moshi lowland. The reserve is an underground water forest that is well known for its important catchment values as it hosts not only several natural springs but also some valuable tree species and animal species especially two species of monkeys namely black and white colobus monkeys and blue monkeys.
Other species that can be observed while walking in the forest include various species
of butterfly dikdik (rarely in some parts of the forest) squirrels as well as some forested bird species.
Also, the forest is very famous and well known to the locals who inhabited the surroundings for many years and have been using the forest for their daily survival and firewood collections and ritual purposes. This is evidenced and can be observed by visiting one of the huge and oldest trees of East African teak (Miliciaexcelsa) or Mvule mkuu as it’s called by locals
From the edge of the forest in the southern part, the hike can be extended to the rice farms where the local farmers conduct an irrigation farming system for more than 3000 ha of rice plots.
The cultivated plots make the forest and overall plains not only more beautiful greenish but also one of the essential feeding grounds for more than 20 migratory bird species
coming to feed in the waterlogged vegetation.
Therefore, if you have an interest in birds this can be the perfect place. Some bird species which can be observed include storks, jacanas, ibises, egret, heroine, and many others depending on the season