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  1. Tanzania
  2. Moshi
  3. Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park: Waterfalls and Coffee Tour

Product ID: 266952
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Discover the culture of the Chagga tribe in Materuni Village, a short trip from Moshi Town. Hike to spectacular 80-meter (262-feet) waterfalls, savor a traditional lunch with a local banana beer, and learn about and make coffee at a coffee plantation.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Please wait for one of the local partner's representatives to collect you at your hotel or other confirmed pickup point in Arusha. Please be advised that as you are being collected in Arusha it will be a 2-hour drive to arrive at Kilimanjaro.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a short hike to majestic 80-meter (262-feet) waterfalls, and swim in the pool below
  • Explore traditional village life and culture in Materuni Village, home to the Chagga tribe
  • Discover coffee cultivation and production, and grind coffee to the sound of Chagga song and dance
  • Delight in a traditional lunch with banana beer
  • Enjoy scenic views of the area
Full description
After pickup in Moshi Town or Arusha, drive to Materuni Village with your English-speaking guide. Located just 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from Moshi Town, Materuni is still an authentic tribal village home to the Chagga tribe and the last village before the Kilimanjaro National Park. Upon arrival, register at the village office then begin your trip.

First, visit the waterfalls, which are around a 40-minute walk away. On the way, learn about the culture of the Chagga, village life, and the surrounding fauna and flora with your guide. Admire the breathtaking views and, with luck, catch sight of the summit of Kilimanjaro.

When you reach the waterfalls, marvel at cascades that are more than 80-meters (262-feet) high. Take advantage of the inviting pool at the bottom of the waterfall and take a refreshing dip. Don't forget your swimwear!

After enjoying the scenery, slowly return to Materuni Village with your guide. Once there, experience a traditional Chagga lunch and have the opportunity to taste the local banana beer.

Next, the coffee experience awaits you. Learn how coffee is cultivated, dried, roasted and further processed. Receive an invitation to help with the grinding of the coffee, which is traditionally accompanied by Chagga songs and dances — a fun way to immerse yourself in the local culture. Before you say goodbye and return in the afternoon to Moshi or Arusha, savor the coffee you made and appreciate the views of the surrounding rainforest.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Moshi or Arusha, depending on option selected
  • All activity fees
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Government tax
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Take a change of clothes if you would like to swim
• Pack extra bottles of water
• Take swimwear and sunscreen
• Please be advised that if you select the pickup option in Arusha, it will be a 2-hour drive to arrive at Kilimanjaro