means “land of water” and thus, there are many waterfalls. Take a
short walk to stretch your muscles and view the Chagga coffee and
banana farms on your way to the water falls.
Mount Kilimanjaro, outside
the entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park, lie the beautiful towns
of Mamba and Marangu. We at Kipepeo Tours have planned walking
tours through the valleys and waterfalls of the area and a 2743
meters trek up Mount Kilimanjaro.
Travel 115km from Arusha to Marangu visit the Chagga Live Museum,
have lunch, dinner and overnight at the lodge
The Chagga Live Museum has been established to provide background
knowledge of Chagga life and local traditions to visitors and the
local population to understand their roots.
Day 2: After breakfast get ready for hiking! We will start climbing
Kilimanjaro at the Marangu gate. When we reach 2743 meters we will
stop for lunch and visit Maundi Crater before we begin our descent
back down the mountain
After breakfast get ready for the real adventure! We will start by
walking along the Marangu Village and visiting the local
blacksmiths, then head off to the Kinuka Mori waterfalls later walk
to the Lodge for diner and overnight.
This is a
cooperative blacksmith project. They make iron and steel tools and
equipment that are used in many places. Every home on Chagga land
has tools made by these local blacksmiths, for example a sickle,
which is a banana-shredding knife.
will lean the history of blacksmith in this area;
How and why this skill has
been confined to certain clans
How iron and steel was
made in the area before factories
How the skill are passed
down to younger generations
Why some tools have not
been replaced by factory made tools
your trek to the waterfalls you will enjoy the scenery of small
coffee and banana farms. On the way you will pass Kinyange Market
and our oldest Marangu Teachers Training College (1902). Learn the
amazing history of the waterfalls and have a swim in the
breathtaking pool at the bottom of the falls.
Day 4: After breakfast get ready for walking, with picnic lunch to the Ndoro waterfall these are the biggest water falls in Marangu. In
the afternoon we will head off to underground tunnels then walk back
to the lodge for diner and overnight.
a Chagga word refers to the black and white collobus monkey. Here
you will enjoy the waterfalls and relax after walking.
the tribe wars underground tunnels were constructed. Tunnels were
secretly made underground where, in time of raids, the tribesmen
could hide their cattle, women and children. Blacksmithing is
associated with availability of iron tools and contributed to the
underground tunnels and their construction, which in turn induced
confidence amongst the Chagga community.
Day 5: After breakfast get ready for a walk to the waterfalls and later
trekking on Ngangu Hill for a picnic lunch Kilasiya
is a very beautiful natural waterfall, Kilasiya is Chagga language
and means ‘endless’. This endless waterfall is supplied by the
river which flows throughout the year. Flex your muscles and hike
to the bottom and enjoy the natural environment at the waterfalls.
Hill is south west of Mount Kilimanjaro, the top of the hill there
is a beautiful scenic view in all directions, here you can witness
the beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro, Holili Ridge, Pare Mountains, Lake
Jipe and House of God Dam.
Day 6:After breakfast walk to the local market to experience the market
life in Tanzania then drive to Arusha or transfer to Kilimanjaro
International Airport catch the flight back home