Day 1: Tour of Chagga Village, Coffee/Banana Plantation, and Waterfalls
After breakfast head up to Marangu, this is based on the south eastern slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Weather permitting; we shall have superb views of the mountain during your drive to Marangu.
Drive to the Marangu Gate, the starting point for climbing Kilimanjaro. After visiting the gate, stopover in the village and find out about Chagga culture; visit a traditional Chagga house made of straw roofing and see how local Chagga’s brew (banana beer local brew) Mbege, an alcoholic drink.
Head to see the historic caves that were used as hiding points during the Chagga and Maasai clan wars.
Visit local blacksmiths who continue to use ancestral methods to prepare Maasai spears and tools and head to the Kibo Hotel for lunch (where Hans Meyer, the first European to conquer Kilimanjaro, stayed).
Take in a banana and coffee tour followed by a trip to the beautiful Kinukamori and Ndoro waterfalls, where you can cool off with a swim and late afternoon return to Moshi.