Mamba Marangu Moshi Cultural tour takes you to Mamba located about 3 km from Marangu. Mamba and Marangu are located in the Kilimanjaro area and both have natural and cultural heritage to offer visitors. There are more than seven waterfalls in the vicinity, unique flora with tree, flower and fruit nurseries and fauna.
Tour the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro and ascend to beautiful viewpoints. Tours through Marangu offers panoramic view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Visit the home and memorial of the late Yohana Lauwo, a Marangu native who accompanied Dr. Hans Meyer on the first recorded climb of Kilimanjaro in 1889, and read the original log books of Lauwo.
Customized half day, full day or two day walking safaris can be organized. These tours include the Kinukamori and Moonjo falls and a visit to a Chagga house made of straw-roofing. See the first coffee tree planted in Tanzania and climb up Ngangu Hill.
A trip to the African Art Centre that houses a collection of ancient and modern sculptures, carvings and painting, is rewarding. Mamba is a paradise for birdwatchers and nature lovers.
Enjoy scenic waterfalls, tree, flower and fruit nurseries, pass historical sites including the Lake Holes – large hiding caves used during the Chagga – Masai wars, visit a wood carving school, meet a local blacksmith using ethnic methods to prepare spears and tools, and experience Chagga culture by visiting a traditional Chagga house.
Below are the Tour attractions/ activities:
* Climb up Ngangu Hill
* A visit a wood carving school
* See the oldest church in Kilema
* A visit to an underground tunnel
* An ancient Chagga house with straw roofing
* See the first coffee tree planted in Tanzania
* Waterfalls (Kinukamori, Moonjo and Ndoro)
* The preparation of local brew, ‘mbege’ – banana beer
* Experience Chagga culture by visiting a traditional Chagga house
* A visit to a local blacksmith using ethnic methods to prepare spears and tools
* A visit to the African Art Centre that houses a collection of ancient and modern sculptures, carvings and paintings
Mamba & Marangu Cultural Tour Itinerary
A morning visit to the ancient sites in the Makundi area recalls clan wars and historic legends. You can enter the Laka Holes, large hiding caves which were used to protect women and children during the Maasai-chagga Wars. Visitors will actually get to see Blacksmiths who still use traditional methods to prepare spears and tools used by Maasai people today!
A local woodcarving school allows visitors to meet a skilled teacher who is one of the oldest active members within the community.
Mountain climbing enthusiasts will be delighted to visit the home and memorial of the late Yohano Lauwo, a Marangu native who accompanied Dr. Hans Meyer on the first recorded climb of Kilimanjaro in 1889.
He lived for an astonishing 124 years and guided treks up the mountain at the edge of 70 years! Walking tours through Marangu also offer breathtaking scenery. You can visit Kinukamori, Moonjo or Mteshane waterfall depending on your ohysical condition.
You will learn more about the Chagga tribe culture by visiting a traditional Chagga house with straw roof. You will also walk through the Chief Mangi area where the first court and primary school of the Northern region are still functioning.
At the Kilema Roman catholic mission, you will see the first coffee tree planted in Tanzania by an Irish missionary 100 years ago. Kilimanjaro area is now one of the leading coffee producers in the country. A light climb up Ngangu hill with it’s fantastic view is a pleasure. On clear days the snow of Kibo Peak is so close, the plains so wide and the Pare Mountains to grab.
All the sites can be visited, on foot, in one full day tour (can be spread more comfortably over two days). From the Makundi blacksmith area to Kilema you will be transported (to cover the distance). Depending on the visitors condition, a convenient waterfall will be visited. We will be more than happy to arrange a custom made tour to satisfy your preference if you wish to focus on certain aspects.
Mamba Marangu Moshi Cultural Tour Prices
Mamba Marangu Moshi Cultural Tour Includes:
Coffee berry picking + Coffee drinking at the farm + A locally prepared lunch at the farm + An excursion to a nearby coffee farm + Entrance fee to all the cultural areas + Processing of the coffee from bean to cup + Guided tours leading to panoramic viewpoints ideal for photographing waterfall + Opportunities to experience Chagga culture with a visit to a traditional Chagga house + A visit to local blacksmiths who continue using ancestral methods to prepare Maasai spears and tools & A chance to pass historical sites of clan wars and ancient legends including large caves used for hiding during the Chagga – Maasai wars
1st January 2021
31st December 2021
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* Mamba Marangu Moshi Cultural Tour starts from Arusha/ Moshi/ Kiliamanjaro