A one-day tour to Materuni Waterfalls, and a coffee tour to the charming village of Materuni, home to our Chagga friends and famed for its delicious, creamy coffee, is nestled in the patchwork foothills of majestic Kilimanjaro. On this aromatic and enjoyable day out, you’ll learn how to prepare a decent cup of coffee and learn the secret to the perfect cup of coffee from the Chagga people of the Kilimanjaro region.
Then you’ll trek the short but strenuous trail to Materuni Falls, where you’ll be able to stand beneath the falls as they flow into a serenity pool that’s safe to swim in. And you’ll want to jump right in – there’s nothing more relaxing than basking in the refreshing waters after a sweaty (well, glowing!) trek.
You are allowed to have snacks or your packed meals/lunch during your swimming sessions.
Day tour to Materuni Village and Waterfalls
A day trip to Materuni Village and Waterfalls is a fantastic way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The trek to Materuni Waterfall provides a view into Tanzanian nature, allowing you to either prepare your body for the upcoming Kilimanjaro climb or relax your muscles afterward.
A hike to Materuni Waterfall is the first stop on the itinerary. It’s an opportunity to learn about the local history, traditions, village economy, agricultural, and cultural life, as well as observe how native fruits like avocados, mangos, lemons, and bananas grow. Swimsuits will come in handy when you get to the waterfall because you can cool yourself in the natural pool.
Local Coffee Tour at the Village
The journey will conclude with a visit to a nearby village nestled among the coffee farms. The villagers will show you how to grow coffee and walk you through the process of making coffee from bean to cup. While the Chagga people are grinding, roasting, and boiling the beans, sing and dance with them. Villagers will provide lunch, a traditional Chagga dish after the coffee is ready.