Moshi Excursions.

Mamba & Marangu Cultural Tour (5-6 Hours)

Customized half day, full day or two day walking excursions can be organized. Mamba and Marangu in the Kilimanjaro area have both natural and cultural heritage to offer the visitor. There are seven waterfalls in the vicinity, unique flora with tree, flower and fruit nurseries and fauna. Tour the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and ascend to beautiful viewpoints. Tours through Marangu can afford panoramic views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Visit the home and memorial of the late Yohana Lauwo, a Marangu native who accompanied Dr. Hans Meyer on the first recorded climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in 1889 and read the original log books of Lauwo. Mamba is a paradise for bird-watchers and nature lovers.Enjoy scenic waterfalls, trees, flower and fruit nurseries pass historical sites including the Laka Holes - larger hiding caves used during the Chagga - Maasai wars.
Attractions found there: -

  • Waterfalls (Kinukamori, Moonjo and Ndoro)
  • An ancient Chagga house with straw roofing.
  • A visit to an underground tunnel
  • A visit to a local blacksmith using ethnic methods to prepare spears and tools
  • See the oldest church in Kilema
  • The preparation of local brew, 'mbege' - banana beer
  • See the first coffee tree planted in Tanzania
  • Climb up Ngangu Hill
  • A visit to the African Art Centre that houses a collection of ancient and modern sculptures, carvings and paintings
  • A visit a wood carving school
  • Experience Chagga culture by visiting a traditional Chagga house

Kahawa Shamba Cultural Tour (4-5 Hours)

Kahawa shamba is a Kiswahili word meaning “Coffee Farm”. In this project, tourists are invited to visit the typical coffee farmers where they become familiar with the whole processes of coffee production-from the beans to a cup of coffee. They also enjoy a local prepared lunch with the farmer family.
The farmers are members of one of the oldest cooperative movements in Africa - Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union (KNCU).
The objective of Kahawa Shamba project is to create an additional income to her farmer members from the existing tourism industry in Kilimanjaro. The farmers are well trained to host the tourists in their respective villages. Main Activities during coffee tour include;
- A locally prepared lunch at the farm,
- An excursion to a nearby coffee farm,
- Coffee berry picking,
- Explanation about organic coffee farming and Fair-trade standards,
- Processing of the coffee from bean to cup and
- Coffee drinking at the farm.
Single origin coffee packets are available for sell at the farm.

Lyamungo Site (2-3 Hours)

Drive from Moshi town to Lyamungo Kati (1-hour) after lunch, a local coffee farmer will take you to a nearby coffee farm to actively participate in the process of coffee production. (2.5 - 3hours)
Join the Chagga History Hike (2.5 - 3hours) to experience daily life of Chagga families. The excursion includes: -
- A visit to a traditional Chagga house
- Explanations of the mysterious Chagga caves
Drive back to Moshi or (option) Return to the Lymaungo huts for overnight (additional fee)

North Site (1 Day)

Drive from Moshi town to Uru-North, Msuni. After briefing, a local coffee farmer will take you to a nearby farm to participate actively in the process of coffee production. (2.5 - 3hours) After lunch, spend some time at the campsite relaxing and then drive back to Moshi or (option) Return to the Lymaungo huts for overnight (additional fee)

Nyumba Ya Mungu Dam Excursion (1 Day)

This reservoir was completed in 1965 by damming the Pangani river downstream of the confluence of the Ruvu and Kikuletwa rivers. The latter rises on Mount Meru to the north-west, collecting streams from Mount Kilimanjaro on its way. The Ruvu flows from Lake Jipe to the north-east and collects water from Mount Kilimanjaro and the Pare mountains. Of interest primarily to birdwatchers, Nyumba ya Mungu can easily be explored in a private vehicle over a few hours from Moshi. Among the more interesting species likely to be seen in the area are collared pratincole, African marsh harrier, open-billed stork, squacco heron, black egret, glossy ibis and a wide variety of kingfishers, waterfowl, plovers and waders including curlew sandpiper and bar-tailed godwit.

Mkomazi N/P (1 Day)

Mkomazi National Park (3,700 km2/1,430 sq mi) is situated in north-eastern Tanzania, bordered by Tsavo West National Park in Kenya to the north-east and by the Pare Mountains to the south-west. The nature is dry open savanna and bushland, surrounded by mountains. Some mammal species found in Mkomazi are elephant, African buffalo, lion, leopard, lesser kudu, fringe-eared oryx and aardwolf. There is also the largest Tanzanian population of gerenuk, a long-necked gazelle. The rhinos are kept in a fenced sanctuary covering some 2 % of the park, and the wild dogs are also enclosed. The birding can be good. Some 400 species have been recorded, including many birds of prey, such as Wahlberg's eagle, pearl-spotted owlet, martial eagle and secretary bird.

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