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.

We’ll depart early in the morning, skirting Kilimanjaro’s foothills on our right as the sun rises. The Marangu Gate, located at 1900 meters, is the beginning point for the Marangu climbing route. It’s a strange combination of the serene serenity of the green montane forest and the tight excitement of the climbers prepared to scale Kilimanjaro; it’s a fantastic start to your day. We may have to get you back into the vehicle before you head up the mountain since your mood is infectious!

Before we arrive, your nose will alert you to our second stop. Marangu Village is known for its coffee, which is produced, blended, and roasted locally.

We’ll stop at a small coffee farm to learn about how the locals produce, harvest, and process their coffee beans in this ideal climate. You’ll even get the opportunity to roast and prepare your own cup of delicious, freshly brewed coffee.

All of this culture is bound to whet your hunger, so our next stop is at our favorite tiny restaurant for a delicious and traditional Chagga lunch (vegetarians provided for!).

Following that, we’ll head to the Ndoro Waterfalls in Marangu Village for some post-dinner fresh air. The thirty-minute trek to the waterfall’s base will take us through a lush green forest and a sharp descent to the rocks.

Take a relaxing plunge in the pool or enjoy the beautiful waters flowing down the falls from the rock side.

A visit to the vast Chagga Underground Caves, created by the Chagga to protect them from the Masaai, who used to travel up the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro to enslave or murder them, is a stark contrast. We’ll spend about an hour visiting the Chagga Live Museum, an outdoor venue where you can learn more about traditional Chagga life. The wandering goats give a touch of realism! We’ll cap off our action-packed day with a cheeky banana beer or wicked glass of banana wine – after all, this is banana country, so enjoy it!

We won’t mind if you take a little sleep on the trip back to Moshi; there’s always something to view as we weave through the towns, foothills, and highways home. You’ll have seen and done so much in such a short period of time that you’ll be due for a break.

The cost for the one day Materuni Village, waterfalls, and coffee plantation tour  trip includes and excludes the following items

1 Day Materuni Tour Price includes

Transport by local transportation/private car

Village & waterfall fees

Local guide

Lunch box

1.5l water per day; tea and coffee with meals

Price Excludes

Bottled & Soft Drinks

International flights

Travel insurance

Sleeping bag

Visa and passport fees

Items and services of a personal nature

Tips & Gratuities


Marangu Village waterfalls
Marangu waterfalls tour