Materuni Waterfall & Coffee Tour with overnight stay

Enjoy a day and a night with the Chagga


Itinerary

Materuni is the home of the Chagga tribe – an authentic Tanzanian tribal village. This charming place is just 15km away from Moshi Town, and is the last village before the Kilimanjaro National Park.

 

An overnight stay in Materuni is a great choice for people looking for a place off the beaten track where they can immerse themselves in local culture.

 

You will be picked up in Moshi in the morning, by our English-speaking guide, who will drive you to Materuni Village. Upon arrival, you will register at the village office and your trip can begin.

 

First you will visit the waterfalls, which are around a 40 minute walk away. On the way, your guide will tell you about the culture of the Chagga, village life and explain the surrounding fauna and flora. The views are truly breathtaking and with some luck you will see the summit of

Kilimanjaro. When you reach the waterfalls, you will see that they are more than 80 meters high. The pool at the bottom of the waterfall is an inviting place for a refreshing swim so don‘t forget your swimwear!

 

After having enjoyed the scenery, you will slowly return with your guide to Materuni village, where you will have a traditional Chagga lunch. You also will have the opportunity to taste our local banana beer – definitely not to be missed!

 

Afterwards, the coffee experience awaits you. Here you learn how the coffee is cultivated, dried,

roasted and further processed. You will also be invited to help with the grinding of the coffee. The grinding of the coffee is always accompanied by traditional songs and dances - a fun way to immerse yourself in the local culture. Last, but not least, you will have the chance to taste the coffee you made.

 

In the afternoon, your guide will take you on a short walk to the top of the village. Where there is a fantastic spot to enjoy the sunset with a view of Kilimanjaro.

 

Later in the evening, you are invited to cook a traditional chagga dish together with Mama Agnes for dinner. After dinner, you can take a walk or just simply relax.

 

For your nights accommodation we have prepared a comfortable tent. While falling asleep you can enjoy your memories of the day in the middle of these peaceful, natural surroundings.

 

In the morning you will be awakened by the smell of freshly prepared coffee. After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to take a short walk and then say goodbye to your hosts before returning to Moshi.

 

This trip can also be booked for several nights if required. This will allow you to have a deeper

insight into village life and the culture of the Chagga people . For more information and prices see Camping in Materuni.

 

Note: This tour can be booked from Moshi with private transport as well as by public transport (see prices). We recommend private transport, as public transport is often delayed and occasionally overfilled. The departure can also take place from another place (Arusha, Marangu, Kilimanjaro International Airport etc.), on request we will inform you on the price for the transport.

Prices / included services

Pricing for the Materuni Waterfall & Coffee Tour with overnight stay in tents (per person, one overnight) and with private transport (taxi, minibus)
1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons and more
110 USD 90 USD 80 USD 75 USD 70 USD

All prices are based on USD and include: English speaking village guide, private transport from/to Moshi, one overnight stay (tent), the Chagga hot lunch, dinner and breakfast, the coffee tour and traditional dance, drinking water and entry fees for both the village and the waterfall.

Pricing for the Materuni Waterfall & Coffee Tour with overnight stay in tents (per person, one overnight) and with public transport
1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons and more
80 USD 75 USD 70 USD 65 USD 60 USD

All prices are based on USD and include: English speaking village guide, public transport from/to Moshi, one overnight stay (tent), the Chagga hot lunch, dinner and breakfast, the coffee tour and traditional dance, drinking water and entry fees for both the village and the waterfall. You will be picked up by your guide in Moshi and accompanied to Materuni, the price includes this additional service.

 

The above mentioned rates (with private transport and public transport) are only valid for a group that has booked together and are independent of the total number of participants in the tour. For children the following discounts apply: 1 child under 5 years 100 % (further children under 5 years 50 %), 5-12 years 50 %. Children under the age of 5 are accommodated in their parents' tent. Children with a 100% discount are not included in the total number of the group. The stated children's discounts are limited to 2 children per group. If more children (up to and including 12 years) travel with the group, we are gladly prepared to make you an individual offer.

 

You may pay for this tour in USD or equivalent in TZS (Tanzanian Shillings) on the date of the tour in cash. Please be aware that USD minted in 2006 or prior will not be accepted. Our current exchange rate for payments in TZS is 1 USD=2250 TZS (subject to change).