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Materuni Waterfalls and Chagga Coffee Experience


Materuni Waterfalls and Chagga Coffee Experience

Nestled at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Materuni Village offers a captivating blend of cultural immersion, culinary delights, and natural wonders. Embark on a journey to unveil the secrets of Chagga coffee cultivation, savor a traditional Chagga meal, and witness the breathtaking Materuni Waterfalls. As you delve into the art of coffee making, guided by local experts, discover the secrets behind Chagga coffee’s renowned aroma and flavor. Indulge in a delectable Chagga feast, a symphony of flavors that reflects the region’s culinary heritage. Venture into the rainforest to uncover the hidden gem of Materuni Waterfalls, where you’ll be mesmerized by the sheer power and beauty of the cascading water.

This safari includes
  • All transfers (pick-up & drop-offs)
  • Private 4×4 Safari vehicle with pop-up roof, fridge & power sockets
  • Private Experienced, English Speaking Driverguide
  • Lunch
  • Parkfees & Government Taxes
  • Unlimited Water, Tea & Coffee during the safari
  • 24/7 Available assistent on location
Not included in this package
  • (Inter)national Flights
  • Visas & (Flying Doctors) Insurance
  • Tips for the driver
  • Travel & Health insurance
  • Meals not explicitly listed as included
  • Items of a personal nature

Our indigenous guides. We hold the conviction that the most joyful guides craft the most indelible safari experiences. At Sarafika Tours, we exclusively collaborate with local guides who possess not only knowledge but also a genuine passion for their craft. We firmly believe that a competent guide ensures a good safari, yet an exceptional guide transforms it into an unforgettable journey.

Each of our guides demonstrates exceptional dedication, consistently going above and beyond to ensure you feel completely at ease. Proficient in wildlife spotting and possessing an intimate familiarity with the parks, their expertise is a source of pride for us.

Our choice of safari vehicles epitomizes excellence. Utilizing the latest 4×4 Toyota Landcruisers, these vehicles are adept at conquering the most challenging terrains. Boasting expansive windows and a pop-up roof for a panoramic 360° view, each vehicle is equipped with amenities such as electricity ports for camera and phone charging, a fridge stocked with refreshing beverages, two-way radio communication, plush seats, binoculars, animal books, and more. This guarantees a comfortable journey wherever you go. Additionally, we offer unlimited game-mileage, allowing you the freedom to drive as far and as long as your heart desires!

The significance of a reliable vehicle: Tanzania’s terrain is rugged, characterized by off-road trails that can swiftly transition from sandy paths to deep mud puddles. In light of this, we recognize the critical importance of a well-maintained car. Before each journey, our vehicles undergo thorough servicing to ensure they are in impeccable condition. We firmly believe that a dependable vehicle is pivotal, constituting half the battle. By meticulously maintaining our fleet, we significantly minimize the risk of breakdowns that could potentially disrupt and delay your safari experience.

A private, tailor-made safari is simply the best way to experience Tanzania.

Every safari we offer is completely tailor-made. This signifies that we provide personalized travel experiences down to the minutest details. Each day and every accommodation can be customized to align with the specific needs and interests of your group. Whether you prefer the pinnacle of luxury or seek a raw, local experience, anything is possible with our tailor-made approach.

Embarking on a private safari grants you absolute control over your itinerary. Your dedicated safari guide accompanies you wherever you desire. Whether you wish to dedicate an entire day to seeking out that elusive leopard or prefer to unwind by the pool while observing elephants at the waterhole, the choice is entirely yours!

Collaborating closely with your dedicated Tanzania specialist, you craft your ideal safari experience, one-on-one. By merging your preferences and wishes with our in-depth knowledge of Tanzania, we strive to fashion the perfect holiday tailored to your unique desires.

Sustainable Tourism in Tanzania

As travelers, our goal is to maximize the enjoyment of our holidays while being mindful of the environmental impact our journeys may have. Consequently, we make concerted efforts to minimize our environmental footprint.

Sarafika Tours was established out of a profound love for nature and wildlife, and our entire business is grounded in that passion. Naturally, we aspire to see Tanzania’s wildlife thrive and its nature flourish, ensuring that the incredible natural wonders can be enjoyed by generations to come.

Driven by this commitment and many others, we actively engage in building a more sustainable future for the safari industry, all without compromising the quality of our guests’ experiences. Our initiatives include a substantial reduction in plastic usage and waste, opting for sustainable alternatives across all aspects of our operations, and sharing our knowledge and practices with our local partners.


Materuni Waterfalls and

Chagga Coffee Experience

Visit the beautiful Materuni Waterfalls

Trip Schedule


  • Depart from your hotel or guesthouse in Moshi.
  • Arrive at Materuni Village and meet your guide.
  • Begin the hike to Materuni Waterfalls.
  • Arrive at Materuni Waterfalls. Take some time to enjoy the scenery and swim
  • Afternoon:

  • Have a traditional Chagga lunch at a local restaurant
  • Learn about Chagga coffee culture and try roasting and grinding your own beans
  • Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed Chagga coffee
  • Depart from Materuni Village and head back to Moshi
Highlights of the journey
  • Delve into the art of coffee making.
  • Savor a traditional Chagga meal.
  • Witness the breathtaking Materuni Waterfalls.
  • Venture into the rainforest.

Day Itinerary

Tour Guide


Nestled at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Materuni Village beckons travelers with a captivating blend of cultural immersion, culinary delights, and natural wonders. Embark on an unforgettable journey that unveils the secrets of Chagga coffee cultivation, savor a traditional Chagga meal, and witness the breathtaking cascades of Materuni Waterfalls.

Your adventure begins with a scenic hike through the lush rainforest, where the vibrant sounds of birdsong and rustling leaves fill the air. As you ascend, the landscape gradually transforms into a mesmerizing panorama of coffee plantations, revealing the heart of Chagga agriculture. Immerse yourself in the art of coffee making, guided by the skilled hands of local Chagga experts. Witness the meticulous transformation of freshly picked coffee beans from farm to cup, learning the intricate techniques of roasting, grinding, and brewing. Discover the secrets behind the rich aroma and exquisite flavor that have made Chagga coffee renowned worldwide.

Venture into the depths of the rainforest to uncover the hidden gem of Materuni Waterfalls. Embark on a refreshing hike, surrounded by the verdant beauty of the rainforest, as the sound of cascading water grows louder with each step. Upon reaching the falls, prepare to be mesmerized by the sheer power and beauty of the cascading water as it plunges over 80 meters into the plunge pool below. As you soak in the tranquility of this natural wonder, take a moment to appreciate the harmonious balance between nature and culture that defines Materuni Village. This enchanting destination offers a glimpse into the rich traditions of the Chagga people, while showcasing the breathtaking beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro’s foothills.

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