• MATERUNI VILLAGE TOURS

    Materuni Waterfall , Coffee Tour & Hot lunch

    Materuni is the home of the Chagga people and is still an authentic tribal village. This charming place is just 15km away from Moshi Town and it is the last village before the Kilimanjaro National Park.
    In the morning we will pick you from your hotel in Arusha/ Moshi and drive to Materuni village, at Materuni village you will register at the village office and your trip can begin. 

    First you will visit Materuni waterfall, which is around a 40-minutes’ walk. 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 Homes, 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 tour 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 and drive back to Moshi/ Arusha, you can savour the coffee you made and appreciate the views of the surrounding montane rainforest.

    Materuni Waterfall & Coffee Tour Price (per person)
    1. One Traveler: $75
    2. Two-Person Group: $60 per person
    3. Three-Person Group: $50 per person
    4. Four-Person Group: $45 per person
    5. Five - Person Group: $40 per person
    6. Six or More-Person Group: $35 per person

    Items Included are
    - Guided Waterfall Hike
    - Village Entry / Development Fee
    - Professional English-Speaking Village Guide
    - Coffee Tour
    - Chagga Hot Lunch
    - Chagga Traditional Dance
    - Local Banana Beer Testing
    - Bottled Drinking Water
    - Private transport go and return from Moshi

  • RAU Forest Visit

    Welcome to the green escape nearby Moshi Town

    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 the view of 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
    This tour can be combined with other tours so feel free to let us know which tour your would like to combine with.

  • Moshi Town Tour

    You will be picked up at the agreed time together with your English-speaking guide you will hike to 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 relic of that time. Your guide will take you to the railway station, which was built in 1911 and closed in 1994, and was re-opened at 7th December 2019 due to improvement of the circumstances in this region. This station is connected to Rwanda and Burundi while you are here you will 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 next 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, organic avocado. We’ll walk slowly to ensure that you can enjoy this important place 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 – 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.
    The price is upon request!!

     

    Items included are
    • Professional English-Speaking Guide
    • Drinking water
    • Hot lunch
    • Pick Up and Drop Off by foot on agreed places

  • Kibosho old church visit

    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

  • Marangu Village Experience

    Visit Marangu & Camp 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 from the sea level, 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 comeswith 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 recognising 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.
     
     

    Prices:
    Marangu Gate & Camp; Chagga Cave (per person)
    1. One Traveler: $80
    2. Two-Person Group: $55 per person
    3. Three-Person Group: $45 per person
    4. Four-Person Group: $40 per person
    5. Five or More-Person Group: $35 per person

  • SERVAL WILDLIFE VISIT - MOSHI KILIMANJARO

    SPECIAL WILDLIFE TOUR WITH A VIBE


    If you are looking for a fascinating, exclusive, and unparalleled experience then Serval Wildlife is for you!
    It is the wildlife haven tucked away in the Siha District of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Come with us and explore the carefully curated ecosystem with over 3000 hand planted endemic flora that directly benefit the exquisite animals that reside within Serval Wildlife, whilst you enjoy the mesmerising views of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro
    Currently It is a home to a variety of different animals such as the Majestic African Lions, Calm Colobus Monkeys, Graceful Masai Giraffes, Nocturnal Bat-eared Foxes, Exquisite Elands, Oafish Ostriches, and Mischievous Blue & Vervet monkeys! Offering unforgettable direct interactions with a variety of free-roaming wild animals.

     

    Rates for Day Tour Tanzanians
    Day tour; Entry fee for adult they pay 100,000/= per person
    -Kids below 4 years they are free
    -Kids from age 4 up to 12years they pay
    30,000/= per kid
    -Transportation go and return we charge 150 USD per group, maximum 6 pax

  • KIKULETWA HOTSPRINGS

     

    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

  • The Maasai Village Tour

    Visit and 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

  • Cooking Class

    Cooking Tanzanian Food - Learn how to cook traditional Tanzanian dishes As an add on service to any tour at Materuni village, 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. Feel free to let us in advance and we will adjust based on
    your wishes