Materuni Village Tours

‘A village nestled at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro waiting you to explore’

Take advantage of an extra day or two in the Moshi area to explore Materuni, a unique village of wonder sitting on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. The village is blessed with natural beauty and cultural interest, assuring your most memorable experience. While in the village, the views of Moshi Town and Mount Kilimanjaro are astonishing. This village with fresh air, friendly welcoming residents and lush green vegetation welcomes visitors to explore the beauty of the land and cultural heritage of the Chagga people.

The following tours are on offer:

* Mnambe waterfall hike

* Mnambe waterfall hike and local coffee experience

* Full-day village tour

* Visit local beer and wine sites for tasting

 

Materuni coffeeMateruni waterfall

Waterfall tour (approximately 3 hours)

The tour starts from the village tourism office at Materuni village. Take a 30-minute walk with your English-speaking guide though the village, banana and coffee plantations as you’re going to the “Mnambe” waterfall, the largest and most beautiful in the region. You will enjoy swimming in a beautiful natural pool before walking back to the village.

Waterfall tour with coffee experience (approximately 4 hours)

The tour starts with the waterfall tour described above. On the way back through the village you will stop for a demonstration of the traditional ways of growing and harvesting coffee. Local villagers will demonstrate their age-old methods used in processing, hand roasting, grinding and preparing coffee.

Full-day village tour (approximately 6-7 hours)

This is your complete cultural immersion in Chagga village life! After learning about Chagga history from your guide born and raised in the village, you will visit a local primary school and learn about our education system. You will also learn how agro-forestry activities on highland ecosystems have been beneficial to people, landscape and wild animals. Visit traditional and contemporary Chagga homes on your way to the coffee experience explained above. Your tour ends with a wonderful Chagga dance performed by a group of men and women performing traditional songs for different occasions such as welcoming guests, important ceremonies, and crop harvesting.

Materuni coffee bagsMateruni coffee toss

Getting there

Materuni village is located on the southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, approximately 14 km from Moshi town (about 30 minutes drive). There are public local buses plying the way from Moshi town to Uru where 30 more minutes can be spent walking uphill to the village. You may also organize private transportation with your local tour operator or different transportation operators in Moshi or Arusha. Please contact us as below if you need help planning your transportation.

What to bring

* Swimsuit for waterfall (no changing facilities there)

* Good walking shoes. Flip-flops are NOT recommended

* Comfortable, loose fitting clothing

* Light jacket or rain jacket with umbrella in case of rain

* Sun protection, sun hat and insect repellent

Volunteer programme

Materuni Village Tour may be consulted by volunteers who are interested to work in health and educational sectors around their area.

For further information contact:
Tour Coordinator,
Tel: + 255 (0) 752 191326
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Contact Us

Tanzania Cultural Tourism Programme
Museum Buildings, Boma Road
P . O . Box 2348
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: + 255 27 205 0025
Cell: + 255 786 703 010 / 713 230 134
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