Moshi is a great starting point for exploring the slopes of Kilimanjaro. Of course, the local safari companies also offer many day tours to places of tourist interest. On these tours you can easily visit waterfalls, explore caves or take part in a coffee tour.
But it is also possible to discover many things on your own. For the adventurous, you can hop on one of the many Dalla Dalla (local minibuses) from the central bus station. Possible directions are Kilema, Mwika, Uru, Shimbwe, Kibosho, Machame or Tarakea. These are all villages in the Highlands. It is possible to get off at any time on the way and then just start walking.
No matter which village you choose as your starting point, the predominant colour of all hikes is GREEN!!!