Kikuletwa Hot Springs
If ever there was a more picturesque swimming spot, I'm yet to find it.
The Kikuletwa Hot Springs are a big tourist hot spot, and with good reason. Fortunately we went on a Monday and it was very quiet. There were maybe another 8-10 people? At one point we had the water to ourselves.
It takes around 2 hours to get there from Moshi, down a lot of dusty roads and tracks, through Maasai villages. We took a taxi for 70,000 shillings (around £25), and Machame, our driver, waited for us there before driving us home.
In comparison, to take a tour out here would have been at least 3 times that price...
It was just so blue, so clear and a real paradise, with all of the water bubbling up from underground caves. There are also lots of Garra Rufa fish, which seem to latch themselves on to your toes whilst you swim. Who needs to pay for a fancy fish pedicure?
One thing to add is that if you aren't a strong swimmer you will need to stay in the main area. There is another large lagoon but you have to swim against a very strong current to get to it. Well worth pushing through though!