Camping in Materuni

Relax, discover the area and get to know the people of the Chagga tribe

If you just want to spend a few days relaxing, are looking for an ideal starting point to explore the area of Kilimanjaro, or want to get to know the culture of the Chagga tribe, then the village of Materuni is the perfect place for you.


In a picturesque setting, amongst the rainforest, in the foothills of Kilimanjaro, is our own small property complete with camping.


The accommodation comprises simple, high-quality tents (max 2 persons), which are equipped with comfortable mattresses and fresh bed linen. The number of guests is deliberately limited - currently we have a maximum of four tents available, so that for the majority of your stay you are completely undisturbed by the outside world (only during lunchtimes do we have some visitors who are participating in our waterfall and coffee tours).


Whilst we wish to preserve the authenticity and naturalness of this place, we are able to offer a basic level of comfort: Hot water is provided each morning and evening, there is a simple outdoor solar shower, and a camping toilet is available too.


Needless to say, no one ever goes hungry in Materuni as we are surrounded by the most amazing produce growing all around us! In the morning, we serve a simple but nutritious breakfast. According to your wishes and your daily schedule we also prepare lunch and dinner for you. (We can cater for vegetarians). Meals can be served in your tent or in our covered dining area and there is also a small outside bar at which you can help yourself to tea and coffee. Chilled soft drinks and beer are available for a small cost.


During your stay, you can choose to simply relax on our campsite or explore the surrounding area independently. There are several paths and tracks, one of which leads to the area’s most beautiful waterfall and pool (about a 45 minute walk) - A perfect place for a rest and a refreshing bathe, so don't forget your swimwear.


Our English-speaking village guides will also be at your side if you want to get to know more about the local Chagga people. At noon and in the evening, there is the opportunity to prepare a meal together with Mama Agnes – one of our most respected elders in the village and a fabulous cook!


Materuni is also a good starting point for our day trips to the surrounding area. Just ask us and we will help you with your planning. If you wish, we can also arrange transportation to Moshi and the surrounding areas. The camping can be combined with our Waterfall & Coffee Tour.


As you can see - Materuni offers many possibilities. How you choose to use them depends entirely on your time and imagination.


Please don't hesitate to contact us so that we can help you plan your own personal experience today.

Prices / included services

Pricing for one overnight stay in the tent (Price per tent including breakfast)
1 person in the tent 2 persons in the tent Lunch (price per person) Dinner (price per person)
30 USD 50 USD 10 USD 10 USD

All prices are based in USD.  In addition to the mentioned services, the prices includes both entry fees for the village and the waterfall. Transport to / from Moshi or any other place is not included, but can be done on request (we are pleased to inform you about the price once we have your booking request).


For children the following discounts apply:

Children under the age of 5 are accommodated free of charge in their parents' tent.

Lunch and dinner: up to 12 years 50 %. 


You may pay for your stay in USD or equivalent in TZS (Tanzanian Shillings) on site in cash. Please be aware that USD minted in 2006 or prior will not be accepted.