Tanzania tours, Marangu village Located at the foot of Africa’s tallest mountain, the village offers a fascinating insight into both modern Tanzanian life and into the lives of the Chaga people, who once withstood vicious Maasai raids through the ingenious use of tunnels.In the Kilimanjaro Region lies the town of Marangu. It is one of the most well-known locations in Tanzania, divided into two villages, Marangu East and Marangu West. It is located at a spot where most climbers begin their ascent to Mount Kilimanjaro. The village [Lyamrakana Village] is also well-known for being Mangi Mkuu’s birthplace, the Great Chief of Chagga Thomas Lenana Marreale, who ruled from 1952 until 1961 when chieftaincy was finally abolished.

Marangu Village  Tour

Tanzania tours the exact order of activities on your tour may vary, but all of our Marangu Village tours include:

Kilasya Falls: The walk to these picturesque falls is a leisurely hike through local banana plantations and quiet clusters of homes. You’ll use stepping stones to cross the river and there’s a bit of muddy downhill hiking to get there, but the reward at the end is a towering waterfall with blessedly cool waters beneath. The particularly adventurous may even wish to hop in for a quick swim.

Local coffee plantation tour: You’ll pay a visit to a locally owned and operated coffee plantation to learn more about the process that takes the beans from the tree to our cups. Try your hand at manually grinding and roasting beans, and reward your hard work with some delicious, fresh coffee.

Chaga tunnels tour: You’ll venture down into the inky black darkness of the tunnels in which Chaga sheltered when the Maasai would raid from the lowlands. Your guide will guide you unerringly through the underground labyrinth as he describes the days of guerilla warfare and how the people survived underground for so long.

Banana beer tasting: Visit a local banana beer vendor to try this potent local brew. Your day tour also includes either a picnic lunch or lunch at a local restaurant.

 

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Day 1

Depart from your chosen hotel (accommodation) in Moshi after breakfast, then drive for 1 hour to Marangu Village.

Take a hike through local banana plantation. Use stepping stones to cross the river and there’s a bit of muddy downhill hiking to get there, but the reward at the end is a towering Kilasya waterfall.

Visit a coffee plantation to learn more about the process that takes the beans from the tree to the cups. Try your hand at manually grinding and roasting beans, and reward your hard work with some delicious, fresh coffee.

Venture down into the inky black darkness of the Chaga tunnels, in which Chaga sheltered when the Maasai would raid from the lowlands. Guided unerringly through the underground labyrinth, get history about the days of guerilla warfare and how people survived underground for so long.

Visit a local banana beer vendor to try this potent local brew (banana beer). Enjoy local lunch and then drive back to your hotel (accommodation) Moshi.

mountkilimanyara 1-Day Marangu Village Tour

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