Materuni village is a beautifully lush area to visit on the outskirts of Moshi. Here you can really get to grips with the life of the local Chagga people, wandering through the village and passing their homesteads. Located in the picturesque foothills of Kilimanjaro, Materuni has managed to retain its authentic edge over some of the other tourist attractions as it is not one of the routes for climbing Kilimanjaro.
The coffee tour takes place at a traditional Chagga ‘shamba’ (farm). Here your guide will explain all aspects of the Chagga homestead including the other crops that they grow aside from coffee. You will get to see how the coffee is produced- from picking the bean to roasting and then drinking a delicious cup yourself. Following your coffee tour, you will then take a short hike (make sure to wear some good shoes as it can be muddy up there), passing through local villages to reach the waterfalls. Arrive here to a full spread of freshly cooked lunch prepared by your own safari chef. Following lunch, you will have the opportunity to take a dip in the refreshing (quite cold!) pools beneath the waterfalls.
This tour takes about 6 hours.
- Take in breath-taking views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro
- Swim in the cool waters under the Materuni waterfalls
- From bean to cup: Learn all about coffee
- Enjoy a home-made local lunch