Materuni is the home of the Chagga tribe and is still an authentic tribal
village. This charming place is just 15km away from Moshi Town and is the last
village before the Kilimanjaro National Park.
You will be picked in the morning, by our English-speaking guide, who will
drive you to Materuni Village. Upon arrival, you will register at the village office
and your trip can begin.
First, you will visit the waterfalls, which are around a 40-minute walk away. On
the way, your guide will inform you about the culture of the Chagga, village
life and explain the surrounding fauna and flora. The views are truly
breathtaking, and with some luck, you will see the summit of Kilimanjaro. When you reach the waterfalls, you will see that they are more
than 80 meters high. The pool at the bottom of the waterfall is an inviting
place for a refreshing swim so don‘t forget your swimwear!
After having enjoyed the scenery, you slowly return with your guide to
Materuni village, where you will experience a traditional Chagga lunch. You
also will have the opportunity to taste our local banana beer – definitely not
to be missed!
But that’s not all. Next, the coffee experience awaits you. Here you will learn
how coffee is cultivated, dried, roasted, and further processed. You will also be
invited 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, you can savor the coffee you made and appreciate the views of
the surrounding rainforest.
Kikuletwa hot springs
After the coffee tour in Materuni, your trip continues to the Kikuletwa Hot
Springs. The ride to the hot springs takes about an hour and 20 minutes and
leads partly over bumpy slopes
Enjoy a wonderful afternoon in just the way you want, in the sun dozing,
chatting with the locals at the small bar, or swimming - you determine the
course. We leave the hot springs in the late afternoon (just before sunset) and
return relaxed to airport
don’t forget your swimwear, have hike shoes, a towel