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Kilimanjaro: Materuni Waterfalls and Coffee Tour with Lunch

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Kilimanjaro: Materuni Waterfalls and Coffee Tour with Lunch

From US$ 100 per person

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

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Duration 7 - 9 hours
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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.

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
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Littering

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
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4.4 /5

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Sympathetic and competent guide. Actually, you stay outside the national park because the entrance fee for one day is not worth it. Due to rainy weather, all paths were quite slippery and bathing below the waterfall was not possible. Coffee farm: Good explanations and some show when preparing coffee from the bean. (Banana) beer tasting on the roof terrace in Moshi is not possible, as the restaurant is closed due to Corona

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August 2, 2021

The Guide was super friendly and had an answer to every question. From my side, it's an absolutely must do, to go to the Waterfalls and see the coffee process. The People from the Village are very friendly and the food, is super great. Many thanks to the guide and Thomas, who was driving us.

January 25, 2021

We were picked up in Arusha and driven to Materuni Village where our tour started. The guide spoke good English and told a lot of interesting during the tours. It was a lovely trip and well worth the money. Making coffee with a local family on their farm was a delight, and the coffee tasted heavenly. We had the opportunity to buy a bag of coffee beans and local paintings with us. Highly recommended.

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January 26, 2020

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