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Situated at the foot of Africa’s tallest mountain, the curious town of Marangu offers entrancing understanding into both modern Tanzanian life and into the lives of the Chagga individuals who once withstood horrendous Maasai attacks through the sharp utilization of tunnels. Your day trip incorporates a visit to these Chagga tunnels, a climb to a delightful, waterfall. A voyage through a neighborhood coffee plantation, and the chance to test the powerful banana beer that is well known with local people. The clamoring Marangu town offers you bits of knowledge into the contemporary Tanzanian life.
You’ll depart from your Moshi hotel early in the morning after breakfast. The town of Marangu is located an hour drive from Moshi. 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. You’ll return to your lodge at Moshi in the late afternoon.
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