Hot Springs in Africa

Kitagata Hot Springs

Location

Kitagata hot springs are situated in Sheema District about 350 km west of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.This location lies approximately 72 km by road, west of Mbarara, the largest town in the sub-region

Highlights

  • The spring’s temperatures as hot as 800 Celsius
  • Coordinates of Kitagata Hot Springs are:0° 40′ 23″S, 30° 9′ 29″E (Latitude:0.6730; Longitude:30.1580
  • Spring is believed to have healing powers and is known as Mulago by the locals.
  • Hot springs also have historical importance as one was used by the King of Ankole and hence referred to locally as ‘Ekyomugabe
  • Curative waters

Activities

  • Scenery to the site is breath taking with conical hills and inselbergs
  • Bathing in these natural hot Spas
  • Bird watching
  • Boiling eggs, cassava and green bananas in the two geothermal heated springs
  • Education that is by geography students

The Baths hot spring

Location

This hot water spring is found in South Africa 90 km from Cape Town. Natural Hot Water Springs from Cape Town on a citrus farm in the scenic Olifants River Valley, near the town of Citrusdal in the Western Cape province of South Africa

Highlights

  • The spring’s temperatures as hot as 43º Celsius
  • San rock art painting
  • Wild Flowers in spring
  • Coordinates, 34°29′50″N 93°3′19″W / 34.49722°N 93.05528°W / 34.49722

Activities

  • Hot mineral spring water baths
  • Hiking trails into the mountains
  • Mountain biking
  • Bird watching
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Kapishya Hot Springs

Location

Kapishya Hot Springsis located in Zambia in theGreat North Road on the Estate of Shiwa Ngandu (The Africa House) and is set along the banks of the Mansha River. These natural springs are fed by three cold water springs which permeate down 6-7 km to be super heated and then forced back to the surface dropping 10oc with every kilometre

Highlights

  • The spring’s temperatures as hot as 41º Celsius
  • Coordinates: 11.170697, 31.600321
  • Beautiful Mansha River

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Rafting down the Mansha River
  • Mountain Biking
  • Guided walks
  • Cave Paintings
  • Chilling, tours of Shiwa estate

Dallol

Location

Dallol is a volcanic explosion crater in the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia. This remote area is subject to the highest average temperatures on the planet. Yellowstone Park but appears to be more wide-stretching.

Highlights

  • Hot springs have an average annual temperature of 34°Celsius
  • Coordinates of Dallol Hot Springs 14′30″N 40°18′00″E
  • Phreatic eruptions took place here in 1926
  • Salt deposits
  • Crater filled with small ponds of water
  • World’s Weirdest Volcanic Crater
  • Dazzling colors seen at the site are white yellow, green and red ocher

Activities

  • Natural walks
  • Hot spring viewing

Pharaoh’s Bath

Location

Pharaoh’s Bath (Hammam pharaoh) is situated within 250 km from Cairo approximately 1 km along the Gulf of Suez. This group of hot springs represents natural waters containing sulphur.

Highlights

  • Have a temperature of 270 Celsius
  • World’s highest sulphur rate

Activities

  • Locals use it for bathe
  • Natural sauna
  • Water is used to cure diseases like skin diseases

Chemka Hot Springs

Location

Chemka Hot Springs islocated approximately 80 km from Moshi town.  Hidden by a beautiful green forest lie natural hot springs which are ideal for taking a relaxing dip and picnics

Highlights

  • Temperature of 260 celsius
  • Pond is situated under lush trees
  • Swahili “chemka” means boiling or bubbling

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Viewing of Kilimanjaro

Nyakabuye Hot Springs

Location

The Nyakanuye hot springs are situated about 60 km from Cyangugu by road in Rwanda. The hot springs lie at the base of a limestone quarry, a couple of km from the Cimerwa cement factory. The area is lightly wooded with dotted sinkholes. The springs bubble up into a large green pool.

Highlights

  • 240 Celsius water temperature
  • Lie at the base of a limestone quarry
  • Smallest water lily
  • Discovered in 1987 by Prof Dr Eberhard Fischer

Activities

  • Natural walks
  • Swimming

Ihimba Hot Springs

Location

The Ihimbo hot springs are situated on kabiulil-Katuna Road which is approximately 8 km south of Kabale Town. The Ihimbo hot springs derive their name from the Bahimba people who live near these springs

Highlights

  • Temperatures of 18 °Celsius
  • Surrounded by eucalyptus forest
  • Known by locals for their healing properties

Activities

  • Bathing in the waters
  • Bird watching
  • Guided walks

 

 

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