A tour to Materuni Village and Waterfalls is a great way to spend a day away from the bustle of town life. The walk to Materuni Waterfall offers a glimpse into the nature of Tanzania allowing you either to prepare your body for the forthcoming climb to Kilimanjaro or ease your muscles after the climb.
The tour starts with a walk to Materuni Waterfall. It is an opportunity to see how local fruit like avocados, mangos, lemons, and bananas grow, as well as learn some of the local history, traditions, village economy, agricultural and cultural life. When you get to the waterfall, you can refresh yourself in the natural pool, so swimsuits will come in handy!
The tour will continue with a visit to the local village lying in the coffee plantations. The villagers will demonstrate the process of coffee farming and guide you through the preparation of coffee from a bean to a cup. Sing and dance along with the Chaga people as they are grinding, roasting and boiling the beans. When the coffee is ready, villagers will serve lunch – a national Chagga meal.
Moshi to Materuni Village
After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to the slopes of Kilimanjaro, up to Materuni village. From there you will hike for about 45 minutes and pass by the local coffee farmers where you will get a chance to hear how local farmers grow coffee and process it till the cup. Also you will get time to prepare your own coffee and drink and take some home with you. After this you will walk for 45 minutes to the waterfall, passing villages of the Chagga farm(Shamba) which is a native tribe that lives on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. You will see a variety of exotic plants and trees, coffee and banana trees, different fruits and animals, especially many different birds.
- All Required fees
- Private transport
- Local Food Lunch
- Professional English speaking guide
- Lunch and mineral water
- Optional activities
- Passport and Visa fees
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Travel insurance
- Travel Documents