Today we spent exploring some of the country side outside of Arusha. We had heard of Maji Moto (literally 'hot water') springs and set about finding them.
The drive took about an hour and a half from Arusha, out past the Kilimanjaro Airport, and into the middle of nowhere.
After we turned off the main road and had been driving for about 20 minutes we were worried that we were lost. We pulled up beside a man on a motorbike who offered to show us the way.
The road was really rough, and we wouldn't be able to do it in the wet season in our van.
After some worry that the guy on the bike was actually taking us to the right place, we arrived in a little oasis.
The trees were testament to how many people had been swimming there in the past.
The spring water was clear and warmish.
Oliver loved the rope that swung out over the swimming hole.
By late afternoon, on our way home, we had some great views of Mt Kilimanjaro.
It was a fun day out, and the kids are keen to go back again and again despite the long drive.