Home to more than 120 different ethnic groups speaking over 100 languages, Tanzania has an incredibly rich and diverse culture. You can explore a neighborhood in Moshi with a local guide, drink traditionally brewed coffee on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in a Chagga village, or visit a pastoral Maasai boma. We offer cultural experiences that will broaden your understanding of life in Tanzania. Karibu (welcome)!
If you want to learn more about the rich culture of the Chagga people, our Chagga Tour is a great day excursion. You will watch local blacksmiths forge metal tools, visit the caves that Chagga people built to hide in during wars, and get a guided tour of a traditional home and learn about the history of the Chagga people.
The Chagga are also well known for their Arabica coffee. On the tour you will visit a coffee farm where you will participate in the making of coffee from picking to roasting to brewing. Taste your own fresh cup of coffee right where it came from!
Included in the day trip is also a visit to a local waterfall. You can choose to visit Kinuka Mori or Kilaysia. If you want to go on a longer walk, we recommend visiting Kilaysia, a secluded waterfall surrounded by lush greenery.
An easier walk than Kilaysia, Kinuka Mori waterfall is steeped in legend. Chagga history has it that a young woman who was pregnant out of wedlock decided to jump over the edge of the falls. At the last second she changed her mind and and turned to head to safety when a leopard discovered her, knocking her off the edge and into the rushing water. Statues stand at the falls to commemorate this legend.