So we changed plans and decided to go to Lushoto, which our friend Maja had told us was nice. Was she ever right! It is off the main road and up a super twisty winding road into the mountains that felt like it was mostly one lane wide. Thankfully there was not much traffic going the other way. We camped at this place called the Lawns Hotel. Everything in that place was covered with some kind of creeping ivy. I thought if we left the tent up for a week it would probably be overgrown by the time we came back.
The next day we drove back down the winding road and continued on to Moshi. We were all hoping to see Mount Kilimanjaro, but it took two days before we got to see the mountain come out from the clouds. It is a pretty impressive sight.
In between Moshi and Arusha we took a detour to find the little oasis of Maji Moto, which apparently means hot water. That raised my expectations a bit, but it turned out the water was not hot at all. Still, someone had made a great rope swing from a tree out over the springs, and we spent a couple of hours swinging around and having a good time.