Materuni is one of the few villages of wonder in Northern Tanzania sitting at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. The village is honoured with all the magnificence worth a lot visiting for occasion, week-end excursion or vacation. While in the town, beautiful perspective on Moshi Town and Mount Kilimanjaro is astounding. The green village with outside air from green vegetation’s invites guests to explore the excellence of the land and Culture heritage of Chagga people.
A tour to Materuni Village and Waterfalls is a great way to spend a day away from the bustle of town life. The walk to Materuni Waterfall offers a glimpse into the nature of Tanzania allowing you either to prepare your body for the forthcoming climb to Kilimanjaro or ease your muscles after the climb.
Activities While at Materuni Waterfalls & Cultural Tour Are:
- You pass through coffee and banana plantation.
- Chance of meeting a variety of primates including Black and white Colobus monkeys.
- Explanation about local people/life and tradition of Chagga people
- Enjoying the nature of the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro
- Explanation of different flowers
- Visit the waterfalls, get an explanation and enjoy swimming if you like too.
- Hiking up to the boundary of Mount Kilimanjaro national park 2400m
- You will learn how to make local coffee and drink your own made coffee
- The best view point for the snow peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro if not covered by clouds
The tour starts with a stroll to Materuni Waterfall. It is an opportunity to see how local fruit like avocados, mangos, lemons, and bananas grow, as well as learn some of the local history, traditions, village economy, agricultural and cultural life. When you get to the waterfall, you can refresh yourself in the natural pool, so swimsuits will come in handy!
The tour will continue with a visit to the local village lying in the coffee plantations. The villagers will demonstrate the process of coffee farming and guide you through the preparation of coffee from a bean to a cup. Sing and dance along with the Chaga people as they are grinding, roasting and boiling the beans. When the coffee is ready, villagers will serve lunch – a national Chagga meal.