One Day Tour Package
This full day tour will take you through the the beautiful countryside surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro filled with banana and coffee farms. Here you will be able to learn more about farming practices, and the local life of the Chagga people and the chiefdom system. You will also be able to explore historical sites and learn more about the rich history of Old Moshi as your guide tells you stories dating back to before German colonization.
Some historical sites you will visit are:
The tree where Mangi (Chief) Meli was hanged by the Germans in 1900, the palace of the chief, German military base from the 1890’s and cemetery and old slave market ruins.
After visiting the historical sites you can sit down and enjoy local banana beer, and choose to visit a local school or dispensary.
In the afternoon you will enjoy a delicious local lunch made by mamas in the village, followed by a scenic hike to Mambori waterfalls.
Along the way to the waterfall, your guide will tell you the story of how Mambori waterfalls received its name and explain the medicinal uses for a variety of naturally growing plants along the route.
Sample Two-Day One Night Tour Package
After a full day tour as described above, you will be treated to a delicious home cooked meal, and then spend the night at the accommodation of your choosing (camping, homestay, nearby Keys hotel).
After breakfast, your guide will take you to Kitimbirihu, the site where Christian missionaries from Germany first preached the word of God and baptized the first peoples on the slope of Mount Kilimanjaro in around 1885.
From here you will hike to Kidia Lutheran Church, an original stone church built by German missionaries, as well as Kidia dispensary where you will learn about Doctor Bruno Gutman.
You will then enjoy a local lunch, with the options to take part in the preparation if interested. This tour ends with a visit to a coffee, vanilla, and spice farm where you will learn step by step how coffee is harvested, dried, roasted and ground and have the opportunity to enjoy a cup of organic coffee and a tasting of vanilla tea.