Our day excursion to Marangu includes everything: culture, waterfalls, coffee processing, gastronomy, caverns, and lots of vibrant discussions. You’ll even have a chance to swim in a few waterfalls located at the Marangu Village. It is worthy to note however that this Marangu day trip is different from the Marangu Route day hike, a short hike taking you to the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro via the Marangu Route.
Marangu Village Day Tour
Marangu village is tucked away on the lush slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, and it’s steeped in history. You’ll learn about the Chagga Tribe’s culture and amazing history about the Chagga caves (they built those caves for a reason), and you’ll go on a short but enjoyable hike through the lush green landscape to a sparkling waterfall. But don’t worry, you won’t run out of energy because you’ll visit a coffee plantation and roast and make your own coffee. Our packed-to-the-brim Marangu day excursion will give you a thrill that can only be compared to the kick of the caffeine rush.
One day Chagga Cultural, Cave and Museum Tour in Marangu
A visit to the Chagga Underground Caves and the Chagga Live Museum will also be a highlight. During droughts, the Maasai traveled to Kilimanjaro’s lower slopes in search of food and water. They enslaved and murdered the Chagga people in the area. The Chagga developed an enormous network of subterranean caverns to defend themselves from these invasions. While touring the caverns, your guide will vividly depict the struggle. We next proceed to the Chagga Live Museum, a tiny outdoor museum that will provide you with more insight into typical Chagga life.
When we stop for lunch at a modest restaurant, our tour includes a Chagga culinary experience. You will be offered a traditional meal here.
Marangu Coffee Farm Tour
On your one-day Marangu day trip, you will visit a small coffee farm, where you will learn about the growing, harvesting, and processing of coffee in the area. Try your hand at processing, roasting, and brewing a cup of coffee from scratch.
Marangu Waterfalls Day Trip
We will head for the Ndoro Waterfalls located in Marangu after having your coffee break. Our trek to the waterfall’s base in Marangu Village will take us through a lovely green environment, and the descent will take around 30 minutes. Here you may unwind and take a nice soak in the waterfall’s pool.