An authentic Chaga village on the edge of Kilimanjaro National park, Materuni village is only a 45-minute drive from Moshi. During this trip you’ll hike to the waterfalls, try local food and beer, make your own coffee in a traditional way and learn heaps about Chaga culture.
Your guide and driver will pick you up in Moshi around 9 am and drive for 45 minutes to Materuni village. After you’ve registered at the village office, your adventure can start.
First on the planning is a visit to the waterfalls. You’ll walk for about 45 minutes over narrow paths through lush vegetation. On a clear day you might see Kilimanjaro, but even if you don’t we’re sure you won’t be disappointed. The scenery is stunning and your guide will give you a first introduction to Chaga culture and habits. There’ll be time to rest at the waterfall, or even a swim if you’re brave enough to face the cold water
Later on you’ll walk back to the village over the same path, which again will take around 45 minutes. You’ll continue your day with a coffee experience. Your guide will explain more about how the coffee beans are grown, dried, roasted etc. But that’s not all! You won’t just get the explanation, but also the opportunity to execute every step by yourself, while the locals are singing and dancing all around.
After all this hard work you deserve a nice lunch, and the local ‘mama’s’ will be more than happy to prepare some of their favorite Chaga dishes for you. Banana stew, pilau or rice and beans are only a few of the options.
Once you’ve finished your meal and coffee it’s time to leave and your driver will take you back to Moshi.
Prices depend on the size of your group and are as follows:
1 person: 180 USD per person
2 people: 150 USD per person
3 people: 140 USD per person
4-7 people: 120 USD per person
Please contact us for different group sizes or groups including children. All our day trips can depart from another starting point, like the airport for example. Prices might be different in this case, so please let us know and we’ll send you the right quote.
Private transport from your accommodation in Moshi to Materuni village and back
English speaking guide
Entrance fee to the village and waterfall