From Bean to Barista – our coffee-powered tour!
Nestled in the patchwork foothills of magnificent Kilimanjaro lies the beautiful village of Materuni, home to our Chagga friends and famous for its aromatic, rich coffee. On this fragrant and fun day out you’ll get a chance to make your own cup of coffee the proper way and you’ll find out the secret to the perfect cup of coffee from the local Chagga people.
Next you’ll hike the short but challenging route to the Materuni Falls and you can stand under the waters as they cascade into a tranquillity pool that’s safe for bathing. And you’ll want to jump straight in – after getting sweaty (ok, glowing!) from your hike, there’s nothing more soothing than floating in the cool waters. Enjoy your packed lunch before or after your swim – there are no rules!
Day One: Moshi to Tarangire National Park
We leave Moshi early in the morning and proceed to Tarangire National Park, where we will encounter the massive termite mounds and countless baobab trees. The picturesque scenery, the large elephant population and the diverse species of birds – make Tarangire the perfect sanctuary for tranquillity. Tarangire’s wildlife includes elephants, lions, giraffe, warthogs, ostriches, impalas, cheetah, mongoose, buffaloes, and baboons. After the game drive we will depart to the Ngorongoro Crater rim campsite and witness the spectacular sunset.
Day Two: Ngorongoro Crater to Maasai Steppe
We will have a timely start to the day to ensure that we arrive at the Ngorongoro Crater promptly – it is beneficial to leave early as it is a good time to spot animals. We will enjoy a magnificent game drive with a picnic lunch inside the Crater. Migration in and out of the crater is infrequent due to its elevated structure which means there is a high chance of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’. This powerful group comprises of buffalo, lions, elephants, rhinos, lions and leopards. Nearly three million years ago a colossal volcano exploded and the crater was moulded into the spectacular shape we witness today. You can also expect to encounter zebra, hippo, wildebeest and hyena roaming around the caldera. Flamingos and geese can be found lounging around the Soda Lake, other birds include storks and vultures. You will be astonished by your guide’s ability to locate hidden animals. We will drive back to the Fanaka campsite where comprehensive camping facilities are available.
Day Three: Maasai Steppe to Moshi
We will travel to the Maasai Steppe for the final element of your journey. You will share a cultural experience with the most renowned tribe in East Africa – the Maasai. The Maasai are highly fascinating due to the fact that they have preserved their culture and still uphold the values of their ancestors. We will have a chance to witness a ritual performance that includes singing and dancing. After an exhilarating day spent with the Maasai tribe we will drive back to Moshi. Transportation to the airport can be arranged on request.