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.

Begin your mini-adventure with a short but interesting journey from Moshi to Materuni, around 1,800 meters above sea level, on the verdant slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. This is market garden country, with the ideal climate and soil conditions for growing some of Africa’s greatest coffee. You’ll go to a coffee farm and learn about how coffee is cultivated, harvested, and processed, as well as try your hand at roasting and making a fresh cup of Chagga coffee. You’ll enjoy a magnificent 45-minute trek through the hills and valleys en way to the Materuni Falls after a delightful coffee break (far better than the ones at work!).

You’ll go through banana and coffee plantations, mini-valleys, hills, and narrow splashing rivulets. Your guide will tell you about local flora and how they are utilized for food and traditional medicine along the trip, as well as provide you with further information about the Chagga culture. It’s your chance to inquire about a lifestyle that’s most likely rather different from your own! You’ll hear the Falls before seeing them, and if you’re lucky, you’ll see a rainbow sheen as the splashing waters divide the light. The Falls are tucked away in a beautiful valley with 200-foot-high rocks.

The waters from the mountain plunge in a shimmering curtain into the rippling pool, where you may float, swim, and relax out – literally, for these are pure mountain waters that have not yet been heated by the sun. But we’re sure it’ll be appreciated after your journey.

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 waterfalls tour
Marangu waterfalls tour