Day Tour Marangu Village | Meet with the Chagga People

Marangu village chagga house

Brief Description

This is a unique cultural experience to explore the Chagga people. One of the fascinating tribe in Tanzania, The Chagga people are found near the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, You will meet with the local guide who will share details about this tribe, their culture, history, lifestyle including tasting their local food.

Moshi - Marangu Village

In the morning just after breakfast. We will drive from Moshi city to Marangu, the journey takes us 50 minutes to 1hr drive. Until we reach the village and start your cultural adventure tour.

Below are the places you will visit.

NDORO WATERFALLS:

Located at the meeting point of river Whona and Moonjo, both rivers springing from the snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Famous not so much for the amount of water plunging into the gorge, but for the zigzag trekking to the bottom of the falls through a typical river vegetation in a neighborhood of coffee and banana trees. The rivers have stone boulders, a result of water erosion on these volcanic slopes of Kilimanjaro Mountain.

KLASSIA WATERFALLS

This is another very beautiful waterfall where you can have a swim during the hot sun of the day, or right after you are done with your cultural activity. You may choose to end your day swimming at a natural swimming pool.

AN OLD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (110 YEARS)

Built by the Germans during the colonial time in the late 18th century and consolidated their grip after the 1886 Berlin Conference on the Partitioning of Africa. The building boasting ancient architecture, the neighborhood is mainly Catholic. Special annual prayers are conducted on top of Ngangu hill, which is a kilometer away. We encourage climbing to the summit of the hill for a panoramic view of the area. When on top of this hill you get the feeling that you are halfway up the Kilimanjaro and really on top of the world.

UNDERGROUND TUNNELS

These are over 200 years old underground tunnels dug by the Chagga people as hiding outs during the old days of inter-tribal clashes, especially with the warrior Maasai pastoralists. People and their livestock would live underground for months during such wars. The tunnels run underground for several kilometers and at some points the pass under riverbeds.

LOCAL BREW (Mbege):

The Chagga people style of relaxing after work revolves on their cherished local brew (Mbege). A very tactical mixture of finger millet, ripe bananas and mild alcoholic agent (Msesewe). Mbege is served in specially made calabashes locally known as Kata. You will be briefed on the brewing process and later go for cup tasting.
After this activities, you may choose to overnight at one of the traditional Chagga house, or come back to Moshi for dinner and overnight.

Includes

  • Park fees
  • Lunch and drinking water
  • Professional English speaking safari guide
  • One bottle of mineral water per day.

Excludes

  • International and domestic flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages unless mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips

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