• Special Offer

    Book TWO DAYS CAMPING at Mama Agnes home in Materuni village and get 5% off from our standard rates, more details kindly check on our site and in our social media such as Facebook and Instagram

     

  • About Us

    Materuni Village Cultural Tourism or MVCT is a registered cultural tourism program in Tanzania, and we operate around the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.

    Our registration number with the Tourism Board of Tanzania is CTP/REG/0039.

     

    Materuni village is in the Uru area and is the home of Chagga people.

    The village is located in the northern part of Moshi town, only 15 KM from the town center. Materuni village is also the last village before entering the Kilimanjaro national park and sits approximately 1800 M above sea level.

     

    MVCT is known for working with the local people and we benefit of their huge knowledge about our beloved village. We're proud to provide our guests with an once in a lifetime experience of culture and nature.


    Our team is a group of passionate and ecologically minded local guides who believe in preserving our beautiful Materuni.

    We are dedicated to work with local tour operators, hoteliers, and non-government organizations.

     

    Not only are our tours guided by local experts, but they are also affordably priced, and our well-educated and professional tour guides understand the importance of customer care.

     

    MVCT exclusively operates Materuni Village, Materuni Waterfall, and Coffee Tours.

     

    The village tours include the following activities:
    village walks, guided waterfall hikes, coffee tours, local primary school visits, Chagga traditional dance demonstrations, local Chagga Foods, banana beer experiences, homestays and camping.

    We also offer day hikes to Kilimanjaro and visits to various popular locations such as Kikuletwa Hot springs, Maasai Villages, Marangu Villages, Lake Challa, Old Moshi, and Kibosho Germany Church.

     

    Book your tour today - we promise you will be in good hands!

  • Our Guides

    We are looking forward to meet you

    Hashimu Japhari

    Village Day Trip Guide

    Book your tour today Hashim is a Tanzanian graduate of the University of Dodoma in Tanzania.

    In 2008 he entered the school of Humanities at the University of Dodoma and in 2011 he was awarded the Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Cultural Heritage.

    Prior to university studies he was a Swahili Poet, so he has vast knowledge on Swahili culture and language. Recently he has involved himself in the tourism industry because of his passion of sharing cultural experience with people of different origin.

    Emmanuel Marick

    Village Day Trip Guide

    Emmanuel is one of our very experienced local tour guides, looking back at already 6 years of professional work in our Materuni Village.

    He is known for his ability to manage and guide large groups of visitors.

    Also he is knowledgeable on coffee cultivation, history and coffee processing as well as he never miss to entertain people with one of his jokes.

     

    Allen Enock

    Village Day Trip Guide

    Allen used to be a Tinga Tinga painting artist (traditional painting) and became a skilled tour guide 2 years ago. Now he is well known in Materuni and appreciated by all visitors.

    Allen has been working in hotel management in Bagamoyo, later moved to Moshi and travelled to Spain for a month, where he could experience European culture.

    He truly loves his work as village tour guide surrounded by his fellow tour guides.

     

    Brasius Deus

    Village Day Trip Guide

    Deus' dream has always been to find a job related to culture and people. He loves meeting people of different origin, He moved to Kilimanjaro 10 years ago and started to work as a porter and then as a village guide in Materuni. Deus is smart, committed, loves his job and is always happy to meet new people.

    He holds a Certificate in Mountain guiding from Mweka Wildlife College.

    Godwin Makwaiya

    Village Day Trip Guide

    Godwin started in 2008 as a porter on Kilimanjaro and shortly after became a very competent guide. He speaks fluent Swahili, English and Japanese, as well he has a good knowledge of Chinese language.

    He holds several certificats as well:

    Certified nurse & midwife / Certified mountain guide / Certified wilderness first responder.

    Godwin also knows a lot about astronomy and is further interested in cycling, running & hiking.

    He likes his job much as he always wants to get close to nature and also meet new people from all around the world.

    Adam Bura

    Village Day Trip Guide

    Adam is an experienced village local guide with mountaineering skills and first aid responder certificate. Our clients appreciate that he is very caring, especially about people with lower walking skills, and is always interested in each individuals story. He loves to shares his vast knowledge about local life, tradition and also flora & fauna. He has passion in African culture, recipes and especially about Tanzanian cuisine. Born and raised in a coffee farming family he is aware of a lot of details & is always happy to prove his local barista skills for our guests. Another advantage is his ability to manage challenges and find ways to improve for everybody - overall he is known as a diligent and honest guide, who loves what he is doing.

     

    Noela Charles

    Village Day Trip Guide

    We are very happy to have Noela as part of our team - she is the first female guide and is enthusiastic in her role as local ambassador. She can look back on her former employment in hotel management in Moshi, which prepared her well for the work with people from all over the world. Noela is very committed to save our beautiful environment and keep the Chagga tradions alive, so being one of our village guides is not only a job but also a passion for her. She is an active person, who never stops learning and is open for new topics always. With her charming character she easily makes new friends and is well known to be caring and entertaining - smiling is guaranteed.

     

  • Materuni Village Tour Options and Rates

    Please note:

    Overnights in the village can be arranged in combination with any tour option.

    All prices are in USD .

    Tips for guides are not included & are voluntary, in case you want to further support us.

    Full Day

    Materuni Waterfall

    & Coffee Tour

    Our most

    popular tour package

     

    Experience local Materuni village life with a visit to our beautiful waterfall & coffee ceremony.

     

     

    When you arrive at the village office, you will meet our English speaking village guide who will welcome you to Materuni village and brief you.

     

    Then you will take a walk to the waterfall (approx. 40 minutes). 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.

     

    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. 

     

    Finally, if you are interested in a demonstration of the banana beer making process or visiting a local school or typical Chagga house, we are more than happy to adjust our tour based on your personal preferences. Just let us know.

     

    Prices:

     

    Materuni Waterfall & Coffee Tour (per person)

    1. One Traveler: $50 
    2. Two-Person Group: $45 per person
    3. Three-Person Group: $40 per person
    4. Four-Person Group: $35 per person
    5. Five or More-Person Group: $32 per person

    All guides speak English | includes bottled water and entry fees for both the village and the waterfall

    Two Day

    Materuni Tour

    Program

    Our fun overnight

    stay program

     

    Day 1:

    Enjoy our most popular package, the Full Day Materuni Waterfall & Coffee Tour.

    Extend that experience with overnight camping at Mama Agnes' House and enjoy the view of the stunning Mount Kilimanjaro over dinner.

     

    Day 2:

    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 Klimanjaro Nationalpark. 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.

     

    Prices:

     

    Materuni Waterfall, Coffee Tour, overnight & hike + school visit; with private transportation (per person)

    1. One Traveler: $110
    2. Two-Person Group: $90 per person
    3. Three-Person Group: $80 per person
    4. Four-Person Group: $75 per person
    5. Five or More-Person Group: $70 per person

    Materuni Waterfall, Coffee Tour, overnight & hike + school visit; with public transportation (per person)

    1. One Traveler: $80
    2. Two-Person Group: $75 per person
    3. Three-Person Group: $70 per person
    4. Four-Person Group: $65 per person
    5. Five or More-Person Group: $60 per person

     

    All guides speak English | includes bottled water, transportation, camping equipment (mattress and tent) and entry fees for both the village and the waterfall

     

    Please bring swimwear, appropriate footwear, towels and outdoor wear.

     

    Also let us know about any food allergies or sensitivities you might have.

    Cooking

    Tanzanian Food

     

    Learn how to cook traditional Tanzanian dishes

     

    As an add on service to any tour, we offer a traditional Chagga cooking class.

     

    This cooking class is relaxed - Hakuna Matata! Not only will you get to enjoy and taste the local cuisine, but you will also have the opportunity to learn more about the lifestyles of many villagers in Materuni in a hands-on way.

     

    Accompanied by our village mamas you will go to the farm to source your fresh ingredients, cook dishes by following step by step recipes, and enjoy a lesson on how to serve these traditional dishes.

     

    In our cooking class, you will learn how to cook traditional Chagga food, including Machalari (banana foods), kiburu, kitawa, pilau, ngande, and kitalolo.

     

    You will also get the opportunity to make Ugali.
     

    Ugali is Tanzania's most known dish, made with cassava flour, cornmeal, and millet or sorghum meal.

     

    Ugali is served with meat or fish stew, vegetables, or some beans.

    All our customers will be given the recipes to bring home so you can share them with loved ones.

     

    Our guides will be there throughout the cooking class to assist and answer any questions you may have.

     

    Come and join us for an unforgettable and fun cooking experience!

     

    Prices:

    1. Per Person: $15 
    Please be aware that any wheat, corn, or nut allergies/sensitivities may prevent you from participating in this experience.
     
    Transportation depends on the combination of tours. Please contact us directly via the contact form below. We are happy to provide you with a personalized offer.
  • Transportation

    for Full Day Materuni Waterfall & Coffee Tour

    Transportation: Options and Rate

     

    Private:

    1. Groups under five travelers: $30
    2. Groups five or more travelers: $50

     

    Public:

    1. Price per person: $1 

     

    As a group, let us know which transport option you prefer, and we can arrange it accordingly.

  • OTHER TOURS UPON REQUEST

    Please note:

    All prices are in USD .

    Tips for guides are not included & are voluntary, in case you want to further support us.

    Kikuletwa

    Hot Spring

    Spend a day in paradise

     

    Our experienced guide will meet you at “Union Café”, Moshi or any other agreed meeting point. Together you’ll enter the local bus (Daladala) at the central bus station. The ride to Boman’gombe will take 30-45 minutes and is a most authentic experience you don’t want to miss. When you get out the bus, your guide will immediately find a TukTuk which will bring you directly to the hot spring, that is ~18km away. This ride will take you partly over bumpy slopes and dried river beds, baobab trees as well as small villages accompany you on your way.

    If you prefer to have a private transfer instead, we are happy to pick you directly from your hotel in the morning after breakfast and you’ll enjoy the ~1 hour ride in our tour-cars (additional fee applies; please contact us directly).

     

    The hot springs of Kikuletwa, also known as Chemka Hot Springs, are close to the village of Rundugai and are one of the most beautiful places in Tanzania to relax. The small pond is surrounded by palm and fig trees with winding roots. Often in the morning there are not many visitors and you can enjoy the crystal clear, turquoise water which invites you to a refreshing bath, so bring your bathing suit. Although they are called hot springs, the water in Kikuletwa is not truly ‘hot’ but refreshing, as the water source is fed by Kilimanjaro itself. Practice your water entry techniques using the rope swing or just relax in one of the swimming-rings. It’s a unique experience, which kind you don’t expect in Tanzania.

     

    Your day at hot spring will definitely round up your stay and provides you with another view on the variety of this country.

    Enjoy a wonderful day in just the way you want, in the sun dozing, chatting with the locals at the small bar, or swimming - you determine the course of this day. At noon we will have a picnic lunch, and in the late afternoon we return relaxed to Moshi.

     

    Prices:

     

    Kikuletwa Hot Springs by public transport (per person)

    1. One Traveler: $65
    2. Two-Person Group: $45 per person
    3. Three-Person Group: $38 per person
    4. Four-Person Group: $36 per person
    5. Five or More-Person Group: $35 per person

    All guides speak English | includes bottled water, public transportation, picnic lunch, and entry fees.

     

    For private transfer price, please contact us directly via the contact form below. We are happy to provide you with a personalized offer.

    Sneak Peek

    of the Peak

    Experience Kilimanjaro in a day

     

    Majestic Mount Kilimanjaro is the awe-inspiring landmark of Tanzania, but you don’t need to climb it to experience its full beauty and the captivating terrain that surrounds it.

     

    Our Sneak Peek of the Peak Hike is a Kilimanjaro day trip that allows you to scramble up the first leg of the famed Marangu Route, through the rainforest alive with birdlife chattering and curious blue monkeys. Watch out for a colobus or two!

      Prices:

       

      Sneak Peek of the Peak (per person)

      1. One Traveler: $225
      2. Two-Person Group: $185 per person
      3. Three-Person Group: $175 per person
      4. Four-Person Group: $155 per person
      5. Five or More-Person Group: $145 per person

       

      Essential Items Packing List:

      • Water and snacks
      • Hiking boots
      • Passport
      • Walking stick
      • Paper napkins or wipes
      • Sun protection like cream, hat, or UV shirt
      • Layered clothing

      All guides speak English | includes bottled water, transportation, box lunch, and entry fees.

       

      Maasai Village

      Visit

      Enjoy your time at this authentic experience

      We would like to welcome you in the village called “Kambi ya Chooka”. This village was founded by local Maasai and, differing from others that were purely built for touristic purposes; the local people are really living there. For sure this guarantees a much more authentic experience for our clients and is a main reason why we selected it for our clients.

       

      We pick you up in the morning after breakfast and the ride will take you partly over bumpy slopes and dried river beds, baobab trees as well as small villages accompany you on your way.

      When we arrive at the village you’ll be welcomed by the local Maasai and introduced to your Maasai guide; still our guide will always accompany you in case you need support, to help with language issues or just for taking nice pictures while you interact with the Maasai, if you like.

      We’ll start with a walk through the village and will get useful information about the traditions in the meantime. After entering a typical house you’ll have the chance to dress like a Maasai for the further highlights of the tour: participating in a local Maasai dance – a unique experience which is lot of fun.

      While getting further explanation about Maasai houses & typical family structures, you’ll have the chance to see traditional jewelry, which is produced by the local ladies. Questions are always welcome. To find a great final for our local experience there will be an interesting demonstration by Maasai men making fire in very traditional way with only wood, hand skills and dry grass – you’re welcome to try it as well.

      Depending on the season you might also see the goats, which are kept within fences made out of thorn bushes near the houses and the men will take you on a quick walk to the water-area to see further sheep, goats & donkeys (subject to change based on weather conditions).

      Finally the huge sugar cane plantation, which we will see on our way back, is impressive.

       

      We’re very much looking forward to welcome you – karibu!

       

       

      For a full day experience you can combine this with our “Kikuletwa Hot Spring tour” (combination price upon request), which is situated in the nearby area.

       

       

      Prices:

       

      The Maasai Village Tour (per person)

      1. One Traveler: $130
      2. Two-Person Group: $90 per person
      3. Three-Person Group: $75 per person
      4. Four-Person Group: $70 per person
      5. Five or More-Person Group: $64 per person

       

      All guides speak English | includes bottled water, private transportation, picnic lunch and entry fees.

       

      Marangu Gate & Chagga Cave

      an fantastic trip between past and present of Kilimanjaro region

      We invite you to our tour between past and present of Kilimanjaro region: Visit Marangu & the Chagga Caves.

       

      We will pick you at your hotel in Moshi after breakfast and your experienced guide will welcome you to the first part of our tour: Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Marangu (~ 1 hour drive).

      The Marangu gate is situated in the south-eastern foothills of Kilimanjaro and in the suburb of Marangu. It is ~ 1.870 m height and is the starting point of the Marangu route (nicknamed as “Coca-Cola Route”), which is the most popularized one and therefore - in difference to other gates – there are a lot of shops, restaurants and houses around. While we are exploring the place, you’ll see the preparations of mountain-guides, -porters and –tourists, your English speaking guide will give you some facts about Kilimanjaro, the routes and its history.

      Another location & preferred photo-spot nearby is the “Marangu evergreen valley”. It comes with a nice waterfall and natural pool which is situated along the 30 minutes-trail we use to cross the valley.

      You’ll be hungry after this activity and will enjoy your lunch at one of the local restaurants (please let us know any special food requirements & we’re happy to arrange accordingly).

      Filled with new energy we don’t want to miss culture & history, so we’ll go on a very short ride and meet a local guide at the Chagga village. While seated in a shadow area the guide will provide us with the fascinating story of Chagga during the wars with the Maasai about 200 years ago. Afterwards you’ll get a insight in tribal lives of the past while exploring the ancient Chagga caves; recognizing how clever they planned their refuge and furthermore visit some traditional Chagga houses – all time accompanied by our friendly local guide, who gives additional information and is happy to answer your questions.

      Once everyone is satisfied, maybe found a nice souvenir to remember in the shop and is ready to leave, we’ll bring you back to your hotel in Moshi.

       

      If you wish to extend this tour according to our optional add-ons, "Lake Chala Tour with Ndoro Waterfall" or "Explorer Bush Walk", please let us know. We are more than happy to adjust the tour based on your personal requirements.

       

      Prices:

       

      Marangu Gate & Chagga Cave (per person)

      1. One Traveler: $80
      2. Two-Person Group: $50 per person
      3. Three-Person Group: $40 per person
      4. Four-Person Group: $35 per person
      5. Five or More-Person Group: $30 per person

       

      All guides speak English | includes bottled water, transportation, lunch and entry fees.

      optional add-on / separate tour:

      Kibosho Church

       

      a touch of the past

       

      We welcome our guests to a 2 hour-tour to Kibosho Church. On our way to this interesting building, we can see Banana- & Avocado-Trees, as well as Elephant Ear plants from the car and your guide will provide you some information about our local agriculture and fauna. When we arrive, the church is in very short walking distance (max. 5 min.). It is one of the oldest Catholic Churches in our country and located at the foot of Kilimanjaro. The impressive structure composed entirely of stones is rare in Tanzania. The church was built by the Germans in 1893 and is surrounded by a nice little park area with shadow places that invite to take a short rest before or after visiting the magnificent building. On our way back you’ll see the hugest coffee farm in this region on both sides of the road and for sure our driver can stop if you wish to take a picture.

       

      Prices:

      • as add on: upon request, depend on other booked program

       

      • as separate tour: Kibosho Church (per person)
      1. One Traveler: $30
      2. Two-Person Group: $20 per person
      3. Three-Person Group: $15 per person
      4. Four-Person Group: $12 per person
      5. Five or More-Person Group: $10 per person

      All guides speak English | includes bottled water, transportation and donation to Kibosho Church.

      optional add-on / separate tour:

      Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W.

      Welcome to the Center for Rescue, Education and Wildlife in Tansania touch of the past

      We will reserve a tour date & -time at the Kilimanjaro Animal Rescue C.R.E.W. for you and according to that pick you up at your hotel in Moshi. We’ll drive ~45 minutes to the Makoa farm on which the animal rescue is situated.

       

      We will be welcomed by our tourguide with a refreshing drink at the farm. It was founded in 1901, is located at 1.070 meters on the southern slope of Kilimanjaro and consists of 143-hectare area. Since 1999 it is run by the German veterinarian couple Elisabeth and Laszlo. The whole team is working passionately to promote a greater understanding of wildlife through many initiatives, including local human education.

       

      The rescue center is a safe place for healthy, orphaned and injured animals. The goal is always to re-release the animals back to wilderness, but sometimes this is not possible and they stay as permanent residents. Kilimanjaro Animal Rescue C.R.E.W. sticks to the mission to never reject an animal in need and almost weekly new occupants arrive. It is a steady come-and-go, so we can never guarantee to see a certain kind of animal.

       

      During the ~ 2-hour guided tour, your guide will explain about the individual animals, including the often sad history why they are at the rescue center - you are always welcome to ask questions also. In some cases we’ll have the chance to get very close to the animals and probably also feed them. Please be ensure that the passionate guides will do their best, keeping in mind the specialties of the animals as first priority still, to make it an unforgettable experience.

       

      Current inhabitants of the rescue center include e.g. monkeys, smaller antelope species, a cheetah and a serval, turtles, mongoose, several birds like owls, bush pigs and a “kindergarden group” which looks partly like Noah's ark: two elephant babies together with 2 Zebras, donkeys and sheep. As Makoa farm itself owns more than 10 horses as they are has specialized in horseback safari.

      As the tour ends we’ll drive back to Moshi.

       

      As you might already guess, it is an constant effort to bring up sufficient funds to be able to take anyone in that is in need, so your entry fee is used to support the Kilimanjaro Animal Rescue C.R.E.W. .

       

      Prices:

      • as add on: upon request, depend on other booked program

       

      • as separate tour: Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W. (per person)
      1. One Traveler: $75
      2. Two-Person Group: $65 per person
      3. Three-Person Group: $60 per person
      4. Four-Person Group: $55 per person
      5. Five or More-Person Group: upon request based on number of participants

      All guides speak English | includes bottled water, private transportation and entry/support fee.

      optional add-on:

      Explorer Bush Walk

      experience an adventurous walk

       

      If you wish to experience an adventurous walk through the Tanzanian bushes, spotting various birds and patiently waiting for the monkeys/baboons, you’ll enjoy your time at the explorer-bush-walk.

      We’ll meet our local guide at a native village. It is situated next to a river and a wide bushland, which is only crossed time to time by the people working in the nearby fields. This environment provides perfect conditions for a variety of birds and monkeys. Our tour will take you on unspoiled paths along the river, you’ll need to prove your balance-skills while crossing swampy areas by walking over roots and duck under the canopy of leaves. If the monkeys feel undisturbed and with some luck you will spot baboons, blue monkeys and more. Definitely you’ll know that they are there, when the trees around you are shaking by their artistic tricks.

      This unique place is not known much, so please be prepared for the real bush adventure, but for sure this will be a very pristine experience of nature, away from other touristic infrastructure.

       

      As you already guessed it by tour description, it is absolutely recommended to wear robust shoes with socks, long trouser and T-Shirt at least. Applying mosquito repellents is most advised and please don’t mind, if your cloth are getting a little dirty.

       

      Prices: upon request, depend on other booked program

      optional add-on:

      Rau Forest

      welcome to the green escape

      nearby Moshi

      We will pick you up at your hotel in Moshi according to the agreed time and will have a quick ride to Rau Forest entry gate. During the (from time to time bumpy) ride, you’ll see schools and local village life in the streets we are passing.

      After entering the forest you’ll immediately recognize the different atmosphere of green surrounding and sounds of animal – very nice alternative from Moshi town. On our ~2-3 hour walk we’ll see different kinds of birds and several butterfly species. If we are lucky, some blue monkeys and/or black-and-white Colobus monkeys can be spotted, too. Your guide will tell you details of flora and fauna around you. Milicia excels, Acacia, various flowers, ficus trees and different palms are just few examples of the variety which is found there. You are also going to enjoy the view of rice plantations and, if clouds allow, get to see Mount Kilimanjaro.

      We welcome you to an authentic Tanzanian forest reserve in which you’ll recover from town noise and also get closer to nature.

       

      The walk is flat and not difficult, but still - as you already guessed it by tour description - it is recommended to wear closed shoes and applying mosquito repellents is advised.

       

      Prices: upon request, depend on other booked program

      optional add-on / separate tour:

      Moshi Tour

      get to know our town better

       

      You will meet your English-speaking guide at TCCC Ltd. (Tanganyika Coffee Curing Company), Moshi. TCCC Ltd. Building is hosting a huge coffee manufactory, which is not in operation anymore but is still an impressive relict of that time.

      The railway station, which was closed in 1994, was re-opened at 7th December 2019 due to improvement of the circumstances in this region. We’re going to visit this station, the recently renovated buildings and learn about the function / purpose of it. For sure you’ll have the chance to take a picture in front of the famous Moshi-sign for your memories.

      We’ll continue our walk on the railway line (only one train per day in the early morning – so no worries!) accompanied by many locals which are on their way to/from work, market or school. Our destination is the Mbuyuni Market: a fresh product market on which you’ll experience how locals sell/buy their daily food and also observe regional specialties. You’ll find yourself surrounded by locals who are shopping tropical fruits that are produced in Kilimanjaro region and also some from outside, e.g. pineapple, watermelon, organs or avocado. We’ll walk slowly to ensure that you can enjoy this important piece of local peoples life and your guide will be happy to answer any question you might have (we’ll find some vegetables or similar that is totally new for you, promise!).

      After 1.5 – 2 hours we’ll finish our tour and from our experience our clients appreciate to be dropped at “Union Coffee”, where they can have a cup of coffee, some soda or also a snack after the walk.

       

      In case you are especially interested in a place / part of Moshi which is not captured within the above described tour (e.g. souvenir shopping place) and/or want to be dropped somewhere else (e.g. hotel), just let us know – this tour is flexible and we are happy to do our best to create your unique and personalized Moshi experience. We’re sure you’ll enjoy it as we know Moshi by heart and can also support with recommendations.

       

      We’re very much looking forward to welcome you – karibu!

       

       

      Items included are

      • Professional English-Speaking Guide
      • Pick Up and Drop Off by foot on agreed places

       

      Prices: upon request based on route, time and group-size.

    • Charity

      Charity & Volunteering is managed via Tunajali Tanzania - it is a locally registered charitable tour organization and is a co-operation which promotes as well our vision of a responsible way to visit natural areas by protecting the environment and improving the well-being of the local people. Below are some example projects.

      For more details, please visit https://www.tunajali-tanzania.com/our-projects

      Materuni Village Clinic

      The Materuni Village Clinic was officially opened in 2017. The building was former used as kindergarden school. As there was a need for medical services, the kindergarden school was moved to Materuni Primary School and the clinic was founded instead.

      There is one doctor on service, which is supported by two nurses.

      It is open Monday to Friday and closed on the weekends (exception: emergencies).

       

      The following services are offered there

      • OPD (outpatient department )
      • reproductive services (e.g. emergency baby delivery)
      • healthcare service (e.g. counseling about family planning, alcoholism,…)
      • most dealt diseases: high blood pressure, diabetics, asthma, ulcer, pneumonia

      Actual issues:

      • need of special separate building for mother & new born baby (space available at the back of the actual building) to stay overnight and add further observation space
      • shortage of staff (more staff would enable them to enlarge opening hours)
      • shortage of equipment (e.g. BP-machine, diabetics-machine [to measure sugar], scale,…)
      • Building itself:
        • proper reception (in case the separate building is founded)
        • renovation is needed (water-issues…)
        • security fence is missing

       

      The clinic staff is doing their upmost to help the local people day by day, but – as you can see from the above – are very limited in their work due to the given circumstances.

      As the support of the community is one of our visions, we want to mention that we, as Materuni Village cultural tourism organization, make sure that 30% of the entry fees are donated to the clinic as well.

      If you wish to further support our clinic, we would like to say Thank you so much! (Asante sana!) in the name of all locals, it means much to us and is a further step in the right direction.

      Pig Project

      top left: Karibu, to Khaleesi!

      (Feb. '20: sponsored from Germany)

      The idea: you help us to kick-off and we will keep you updated about how your support spreads wings and widens its positive impact independently.

       

      How it works: you’ll provide us with 25$ one time and we’ll make sure to buy a female pig from that donation. The animal will be given to a woman in need, who will take care of it. As soon as the pig gets piglets, this woman will provide 1-2 of them to another person in need. The remaining ones can be kept by her or can be sold – the profit is hers.

      The woman that now got new piglet for free has to do the same thing (take care, make sure pig gets piglets, provide 1-2 to the next woman in need, sell / keep the remaining, …) etc. – so as you can see, you’ve kicked off with a one-time support and the positive impacts keeps rolling.

       

      Our guarantee: We ensure that all profit will remain with the people in need and the community. According to our ecotour guidelines, we will also make sure that the pigs are kept in an appropriate environment always.

       

      Your benefit: If you wish, you can provide us with your e-mail address and we’ll keep you updated regularly about the pig you’ve sponsored and which effect it already had.

       

      Interested to help? Please contact us via www.tunajali-tanzania.com and we’re more than happy to provide you with further details. Thank you so much – asante sana!

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    • FAQs

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Is transportation cost included in the above tour offers?

      This depends on the tour you choose. Please read the descriptions carefully and if you have any questions, we are happy to inform you about any total cost. Just contact us via the contact form below.

      How difficult is the Hike to Materuni Falls?

      The hike is of average difficulty, but it is recommended that you have some experience with hiking or athletic endeavors. This is a good hike for acclimatization and is beneficial for hikers going to climb Kilimanjaro.

      When does the tour start and finish?

      We normally start our Full Day Tours (e.g. Materuni Waterfall & Coffee) at 9:00 am from Moshi town and finish around 5:00 pm.
      Half-Day Tours start at an agreed time and finishes at an agreed time; please plan for 4 to 5 hours of tour time.

      How much should I tip a local guide?

      You may tip whatever amount you are comfortable with; however, the most common tip amount per guide is $5 to $10 per group depending on size.

      When to make payments?

      We prefer to be paid in cash on the day of your visit.

      What currency do you accept?

      We accept both TZS and USD. Our business rate of exchange is 2280 TZS/USD.

      Can accommodate vegetarians?

      Yes, just tell us your food preferences upon contact.

      Do you host volunteers ?

      Yes, volunteering is managed via Tunajali Tanzania - it is a locally registered charitable tour organization and is a co-operation which promotes as well our vision of a responsible way to visit natural areas by protecting the environment and improving the well-being of the local people. For more details, please visit & contact us via https://www.tunajali-tanzania.com/our-projects .

      We will be very happy to send you a personalized program (areas of volunteering are e.g. education, agriculture, health, sports and environment).

      Do you accept donation ?

      Yes, we accept donation and this can be schools materials, second cloths and shoes, sponsor a child at the village.

      Charity and Donations are managed via Tunajali Tanzania - it is a locally registered charitable tour organization and is a co-operation which promotes as well our vision of a responsible way to visit natural areas by protecting the environment and improving the well-being of the local people. For more details, please visit & contact us via https://www.tunajali-tanzania.com/our-projects .

    • Contact Us

      Come and experience authentic culture of Chagga people

      Materuni Village.
      P.0.Box 930,
      Moshi
      Tanzania
      East Africa
      8.00 am - 6.00 pm
      +255745724058 or +255759410470