Marangu Village Tour
Duration in days: 1
Itinerary Category: Cultural Tour
Destinations: Marangu Village
Major Attractions:Marangu waterfalls, Coffee Plantations
Guiding Language: English
Start point: Moshi
End point: Moshi
At the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro outside the Kilimanjaro national park lie the beautiful towns of Marangu. Here local people have planned walking tours through valleys and waterfalls depicting mountain village life.
Magnificent views of valleys and waterfalls offer great entertainment for nature lovers and bird watchers. With more than seven waterfalls in the vicinity one can spend a whole day enjoying the picture postcards views.
Marangu Village Tour on the slopes of Kilimanjaro includes:
Guided tours leading to panoramic viewpoints ideal for photographing waterfalls, Walking tours through marangu also offer breathing scenery. You can visit kinukamori or Ndoro waterfall depending on your physical condition.
A chance to pass historical sites of clan wars and ancient legends including large caves used for hiding during the chagga and Maasai wars.
Visit to local blacksmith who continue using ancestral method to prepare Maasai spears and tools. You can enter the laka holes, large hiding caves which were used to protect women and children during the Maasai and chagga wars. Visitors will actually get to see blacksmith who still use traditional methods to prepare spears and tools used by Maasai people today.
Opportunity to experience chagga culture with a visit to a traditional chagga house, You can learn more about the chagga culture by visiting a traditional chagga house with straw roof.
A chance to visit Coffee Plantation, Walking tours will provide magnificent views overlooking the area including walking through the well maintained coffee, banana fields and learn how to make coffee.
A chance to visit to local chagga bars and learn how they made their local brew called Mbege made up from ripe bananas.
A visit to tree, flower and fruit nurseries help to portray mountain life and give guests the chance to see a wide range of unique flora and fauna.
Mountain climbing enthusiasts will be delighted to visit the home and memorial of the late Yonano lauwo, a marangu native who accompanied Dr.Hans Meyer on the first recorded climb in 1889. he lived to lived for an astonishing 124 years and guided treks up the mountain at the age of 70 years!
A chance to visit Marangu Gate one of the Kilimanjaro climbing routes and the starting point and the head office for Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
A visit to local open Markets where villagers get their basic needs, an open place where they gather and trade.
All the sites can be visited on foot in one full day tour or can be spread more comfortably over two days depending on the visitor’s condition.