Available every day from 3pm and is complimentary to all in house guests. Walk-in guests will pay USD 5 for a 10min ride.
The town is set in a fertile volcanic area, well fed by streams off the mountain, ideal for Arabica Coffee crops, the most rewarding local export. Large coffee plantations surround the lodge and guests are taken on organized tours to learn about the traditional Tanzanian coffee-making process. From planting, harvesting and at the end a taste of fresh brewed coffee. Guests can choose to walk or cycle to the plantation. Available Mondays to Friday from 8am- 3pm Saturdays from 9am – 12pm USD 15 per person
This tours take about 2 hours. You will cycle through coffee plantations and local villages into Moshi town and back to the lodge. The tour cost is inclusive of a guide and it takes approximately 2 hours. USD 15 per person
In the morning we drive to Marangu Gate (1900m), the starting point for all Kilimanjaro treks via the Marangu Route. You will have the opportunity to take pictures of the mighty Kilimanjaro and get a sense of the spirit of the mountain. The area around Marangu is home to the local Chagga tribe and you will learn all about their history and traditions on this full day excursion. Our second stop will be visit a small coffee farm, where you will learn about how the coffee is grown, harvested and processed locally. Try your own hand at processing, roasting and preparing a fresh cup of coffee. Once you have finished enjoying your coffee break, we will depart for the Ndoro Waterfalls. Our hike to the base of the waterfall will lead us through lush green landscape and the descend takes approximately 1 hour. Here you have the opportunity to relax and take a refreshing bath in the pool of the waterfall.
Standing 150m high and nestled in the lush green forests on the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, a Materuni waterfalls tour is an ideal getaway for those strapped for time. The waterfalls are located 30 minutes from Moshi town. This tour is accompanied by a visit to the Materuni village as well as a coffee tour. You will depart the lodge and head to the Materuni village. While at the village you will get to explore the lives of the Chagga people and do a coffee tour to see how the locals grow and brew coffee. After the coffee tour you will head to the waterfalls where you will have your packed lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon. Afterwards you will be transferred back to the lodge. (Option of having picnic boxes or hot lunch at the lodge)
Be it after your Climb or after a busy day in the conference room, or a weekend relaxation we advise that you take time to relax and rejuvenate and where best to do that than at our spa. Spa treatments, facials, manicure and pedicure are all provided by our professional staff.
Available all the time and is included in the room rate. Ask for a swimming towel at the reception.
We provide airport transfers to and from all major airports; KIA, ARUSHA and MOSHI. The cars are well maintained and our drivers are professional.