Materuni Waterfall and Coffee Tour And Chemka Hotspring

“Unforgettable experiences”


Materuni village is one of the evergreen, unspoiled and a beautiful place famous for its aromatic rich organic Arabica coffee of along the magnificent Kilimanjaro Mountain along the slopes of Kilimanjaro. In this delightful village its people still live their authentic life about 1700m.a.s.l located 14km away from Moshi town that represents one of the few Chagga villages bordering with the Kilimanjaro National Park.

Chemka hotspring represent one of the very few places in Tanzania that provide relaxation, refreshment and enjoyment swim on warm water with an interesting free black fish massage. The place originates after a volcanic eruption of the Mt. Kilimanjaro 2000years ago that enabled the formation of depression feature that was once a lava outlet that emerged like oasis in the desert. The hotspring is surrounded by palm and fig trees with Charming sprawling winding roots make it look like a hidden paradise with fairly deep attractive pond.


After breakfast your guide will come to pick you at your hotel in Moshi/Arusha and drive to Materuni Village (40minutes from Moshi)/Arusha (2hours). After arrival at the village, your guide will welcome you and after registration at the village office, your guide will give you a brief itinerary about the tour and your tour can start to the waterfall which is the highest (90m) in the Kilimanjaro region for a walk of 45-minutes. The base of the waterfall provides an attractive natural pool for a stimulating swim in a safe tranquility pool that cascades in your whole body and for sure you are going to love this. On the way, your guide will inform you about the culture of the Chagga village life, flora and fauna. The sceneries are truly magnificent and with some luck you will see the roof of Africa (5895m).

After having enjoyed the scenery, you will slowly return with your guide to a Chagga home so you can have a rest for a while (5-10mimutes) upon arrival after a walk. Next the coffee ceremony tour awaits you. This ceremony is accompanied with Chagga songs and dances – a fun way to engage you in a traditional way of making coffee. During this process you will learn and participate on how the coffee is cultivated, dried, roasted, grinded and further processed in a traditional way until you have it finally in your cup while appreciating the views of the surrounding Kilimanjaro montane rainforest. Once the tour is over you will pass to a local bar for a “one for the road” for banana beer testing – absolutely something not to be skipped out to cheer-up a long good day.

When this is over you will say goodbye to the Chagga family and your car will be just outside in a doorstep to drive you towards Chemka hotspring (2hours). On the way you will see some agricultural farms, sugarcane plantations, various crops such as sugarcane, maize, banana, beans, onions, and potatoes and then pass through baobab trees that are scattered in the vicinity of this semi arid place of Chemka hotspring. The crystal clear, turquoise water entice you to a refreshing swim along with black small fish doing the massage taking away all your dead body tissues. It is also interesting to jump in the water using a swing rope something that provides unique experiences.

After some few hours in the water you will have your hot lunch of your preferences accompanied with banana or local beer of your choice close to the pool then swim back until evening for drive back to your hotel.

 Price including services

– Guided Waterfall Hike

– All village entry fees

– Professional English-Speaking Village Guide

– Coffee Tour

– Private transport (from Moshi to Materuni: Two way transport)

– Hot Lunch

– Chagga Traditional Dance

– Local Banana Beer Testing

– Local Beer

– Bottled Drinking Water