2 Days 1 Night Materuni Village Cultural Tourism Moshi Tour

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Materuni Village Cultural Tourism Moshi Tour

This 2-day short Tanzania tour offers an amazing experience with Materuni community and includes a village walk, guided waterfall hike, coffee tour, local primary school visit, Chagga traditional dance demonstration, local Chagga Food, banana beer experience and a homestay.

Depart from Arusha and travel to Materuni village located in the Uru area, home of Chagga people. The Chaga (also called Chagga, Wachagga) are Bantu-speaking indigenous Africans and the third largest ethnic group in Tanzania. They traditionally live on the southern and eastern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru and near Moshi.

Materuni village is only 15 km from Moshi town center and also the last village before entering the Kilimanjaro national park (sits approximately 1800 M above sea level).

Once at the village and in the company of a well-educated and professional tour guide, the tour begins with a visit to Materuni waterfalls, located a 40-minute walk away. On the way you will learn about the village economy, agriculture as well as cultural life and also the guide will explain the surrounding fauna and flora.

Upon arrival at the 90m high waterfall, you’ll be fascinated by this unique environment. Please bring swim-suit & towel as there is a beautiful place to take a dip and you are most welcome to enjoy the natural pool.

When you are ready to continue, you will walk back to Mama Agnes’ home for local Chagga food lunch and our coffee experience. The typical Chagga menu includes rice/pilau, local vegetables and many fruits from the village. For sure, we take care of special food requirements.

Later you will also experience the traditional coffee processing technique and participate in the process of making organic Materuni coffee. Here you will also learn how to coffee is cultivated, dried and roasted.

While you produce your own cup of coffee, you are invited to listen, dance and sing with the Chagga women – a fun way to immerse in the local culture. Later in the evening, you are invited to cook a traditional Chagga dish together with Mama Agnes for dinner. After dinner, you will have time to relax.

Your overnight accommodation is in a comfortable tent at Mama Agnes’s campsite. While falling asleep you will have happy memories of the day in the middle of the peaceful and natural surroundings of the camp.

The following morning, you will be awakened by the smell of freshly prepared coffee. After breakfast, you’ll start a guided hike (approximately 2 hours) enjoying the natural beautiful environment, walking beside local fields and enjoy a breathtaking view on the very top of our route close to the border of Kilimanjaro National park.

Afterwards you’ll visit one of the local primary schools in Materuni. Following the activities, walk back to the village for farewell celebration songs from the Materuni Traditional Dance Group.

Later in the village, you will say goodbye to your hosts as you enjoy farewell celebration songs from the Materuni Traditional Dance Group before returning to Arusha, Moshi, Marangu or Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Arusha – Drive to Materuni Village in Moshi 
Day 2: Materuni Village – Drive to Arusha

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Arusha – Drive to Materuni Village

0800 Hours: Our 2 days 1-night Materuni village cultural tourism Moshi tour begins from Arusha, Moshi, Marangu, or Kilimanjaro International Airport with a pick you up and travel to Materuni village.

0900 Hours: Once at the village, you will be guided by a local knowledgeable guide and you begin the tour with a visit to Materuni waterfalls, located a 40-minute walk away.

Along the way, you will learn about the village economy, agricultural and tribal cultural life of the local Chagga people. At the waterfalls, you will see enjoy the views and also get a chance to swim at the bottom of the waterfall. (Remember to bring your swimwear).

1300 Hours: Later you will return to Materuni village, where you will have a traditional Chagga lunch. You also will have the opportunity to taste some local banana beer!

1400 Hours: The afternoon begins with a coffee experience. Here you learn how the coffee is cultivated, dried, roasted, and further processed. You will be invited to help with the grinding of the coffee.

The grinding of the coffee is always accompanied by traditional songs and dances – a fun way to immerse yourself in the local culture. Last, but not least, you will have the chance to taste the coffee you made.

After, your guide will take you on a short walk to the top of the village where there is a fantastic spot to enjoy the sunset with a view of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Later in the evening, you are invited to cook a traditional Chagga dish together with Mama Agnes for dinner. After dinner, you will have time to relax.

Your overnight accommodation is in a comfortable tent at Mama Agnes’s campsite. While falling asleep you will have happy memories of the day in the middle of the peaceful and natural surroundings of the camp.


Day 2: Materuni Village – Drive to Arusha

0800 Hours: The following morning, you will be awakened by the smell of freshly prepared coffee. After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to take a short walk to visit a primary school.

Later in the village, you will say goodbye to your hosts as you enjoy farewell celebration songs from the Materuni Traditional Dance Group before returning to Arusha, Moshi, Marangu or Kilimanjaro International Airport.

2 Days 1 Night Materuni Village Cultural Tourism Moshi Tour Prices

2 Days 1 Night Materuni Village Cultural Tourism Moshi Tour Prices Include;

Bottled drinking water + English speaking village guide + Coffee tour and traditional dance + Chagga hot lunch, dinner, and breakfast + Services of a professional local village guide + Entry fees for both the village and the waterfall + One overnight stay (camping equipment, mattress, tent, included) & Private return transport from/ to Arusha, Moshi, Marangu, or Kilimanjaro International Airport

Dates From Dates To Price Per Person Children Aged 2 to 12 Years
1st January 2022 31st December 2022   Request for rates Request for rates

Notes
What to Bring on  Materuni Village Tours: Based upon our experience here are a few recommendations of what to pack for Materuni hikes:
* Drinking water
* Sunscreen & Insect repellent
* Swimsuit (if you are interested in swimming at the waterfalls)
* Jackets/ fleece for evenings, which can be cool at this altitude,
* Good walking shoes (you will be hiking up the slopes of the mountain)
* Good walking shoes (you will be hiking up the slopes of the mountain)
* Comfortable clothes for the trek (consider layers as the climate can change from cool to warm)
* Small change in Tanzania bills or US Dollars, small gifts that are appreciated by local families during your visits into their homes. If you wish to make any donation, you are more than welcome and assured of proper use for your donation to sustainably improve people’s lives in the area


Additional useful information;
* The hike is described as a medium hike
* Vegetarian dishes are available upon request
* This trip can also be booked for several nights if required. This will allow you to have a deeper insight into village life and the culture of the Chagga people
* You will have an opportunity to buy locally made souvenirs/ items such as coffee cups, bags, and wooden cups, milk jugs with their tops, food boxes, and clothes at the village
* Note that 10 % percent of the profit gotten from your payment for the tour goes directly to supports medication at the local clinic, buys food and other necessities for those most in need, and pays for schooling and house rehabilitation for the needy Materuni Villagers

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