- Length: 2 days
- Itinerary category: Cultural tourism
- Destination: Materuni, Moshi
- Travel activity: Walking safari
- Major attractions: Materuni waterfall, coffee plantations
- Starting point: Moshi
- Ending point: Moshi/Arusha
- Recommended items: safari boots, sunhats, long pants, bush colored shirts & t-shirts, sun glasses, pair of shorts
Day 1: Walking Safari In Materuni Village
Pickup from the hotel in Moshi and drive to Materuni village. Upon arrival get escorted with a guide and take a 40 minute walk to Materuni waterfalls. Come across coffee and maize plantations which is the main chagga’s agriculture. Enjoy swimming at the pool beneath the waterfall for an amazing experience. By noon, start returning to the village for a traditional chagga lunch and taste local banana beer (mbege). Spend the rest of the afternoon learning about coffee production. Learn about how coffee is cultivated, harvested and dried followed by roasting of the beans and processing. You may also help in grinding of the coffee. Finally sit together to drink the coffee you made. Transfer to the campsite to set camps for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Half Day Cultural Tour In Materuni
Wake up in the morning to have well made breakfast with the natural coffee. Take a walk to the top of the village for magnificent views of Mt Kilimanjaro ahead of you. Return to the village for a cultural tour to see local dances and songs done by the chagga people. Have an outdoor traditional lunch and prepare for departure. Drive back to Moshi/Arusha or airport for a flight back home.