Almost in the
shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, fifty - (50) kilometres south-east
of Moshi, is where Northern Pare Mountains are. The mountains are
among the most fertile in the East Afrika, and villagers do their
utmost to use every square of cultivatable land.
High on the mountains protected natural forest
and moorlands are often sites for traditional clan-forest in the
Pare culture. In these forests, ceremonies take place and witchdoctors
perform their magic.
From the mountain tops, wide views over the surrounding
plains unfold, showing the extensive Kisangara sisal estate, the
long drown-out lakes of Jipe and Nyumba ya Mungu (“House of
God”) and on the horizon the Taita and Kiteto hills. Mount
Kilimanjaro is a stone's thrown from the area and at many places
the impressive mountain can be seen.
While enjoying the tropical vegetation on the sloping
mountains, you can:
• Have a walk Kindoroko Forest reserves,
a natural forest on the top of mountain.
• Climb to different mountain peaks, from
where you will have excellent views of Kilimanjaro, Lake Jipe and
Nyumba ya Mungu.
• Visit to historical relics from the time
of tribal war and colonial rule.
• A view into the Pare culture (old stories
and traditional dances).
• Visit various development projects in the
Touring on the Northern Pare Mountains can range
from a day to two days.