The overview of 2 days Materuni water falls tour and Arusha national park

This tailor-made short tour is ideal for East African travelers with a restricted budget and time. It offers you to the hidden splendor of Arusha National Park, one of the country’s smaller Protected Areas located around 30 kilometers south-west of Arusha. And to the Materuni waterfalls, which is located in a Materuni village, a wonderful, authentic tribal settlement that is the Chagga tribe’s home. Materuni is the penultimate village before the Kilimanjaro National Park and is only 15 kilometers from Moshi Town. The waterfall, named after the settlement, is a massive and strong cascade that is well worth seeing.

The highlights of this Safari

  • Wildlife viewing during game drives
  • Guided nature walk
  • Bird watchingScenic drives and beautiful vistas
  • Hike to Materuni waterfalls
  • Cultural tour and coffee farm visit at Materuni village

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Hotel in Arusha to Arusha national Park for game drive

After breakfast, drive for approximately 45 minutes to Arusha National Park. Upon arrival, you will complete the required registration at the headquarters. After that, you’ll go on a morning walking safari with armed rangers to explore and experience this beautiful landscape. After that, spend the entire day on a game drive in Arusha National Park, passing by the park’s highlights like the Ngurdoto Crater and Momella Lakes. The views of Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro will be stunning. Colobus Monkeys, Zebras, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Elephants, Hippos, pink Flamingos, and other creatures may be seen. This tranquil 137-square-kilometer park is home to a wide variety of animals and remarkable fauna.
Expect to see Ostriches, African bush elephants, vultures, pelicans, wildebeests, and African fish eagles occasionally. Continue your game-viewing experience after eating your packed lunch. Return to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay after this exciting wildlife adventure.
Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 2: Drive from Arusha to Materuni village and waterfalls, village tour and coffee farm exploration

After an early breakfast, you will be driven to the famous Materuni town in the Moshi region, a hidden gem tucked on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. After a briefing from your local guides, you will begin the 40 to 50-minute climb to the base of the stunning Materuni waterfalls you will see the summit of Kilimanjaro. This waterfall is roughly 90 meters tall and worth seeing. Pass through local fruit trees where avocados, mangos, lemons, and bananas thrive, and learn about the area history, traditions, village economy, agricultural, and cultural life from the local guides. When you arrive at the waterfall, you can cool yourself in the natural pool with a quick swim.
After taking in the panorama, you gently descend to Materuni settlement. You will next go on guided tours through Materuni hamlet to learn about their unique way of life and culture. Visit one of the homesteads to learn about the making of a traditional Chagga meal and perhaps enjoy lunch there.
After lunch, you will visit one of the coffee farms to learn about the growing, harvesting, and processing of coffee. You will then get the opportunity to roast and prepare a fresh cup of raw and local coffee. Enjoy a coffee-filled desert produced in your presence with wonderful music and dances by local community members, followed by a brief visit at a nearby school to socialize with pupils and teachers. Following that, you will be driven back to Arusha and dropped off at your hotel for supper and an overnight stay.
Meal plan: All meals are included

Inclusions of this Adventure

All ground transfers
Game Drive and nature walk.
Accommodation during the safari.
A professional driver/guide
Park entry fees
All mentioned activities at Materuni village.
All Taxes / VAT


Any other activities or excursion not mentioned above.
Travel Insurance
Visa Fees
Personal Souvenirs purchases

Brief information about Arusha national park

Arusha National Park is located in northern Tanzania, northeast of Arusha city, and is famous for housing Tanzania’s second highest mountain, Mount Meru, which occupies 552 square kilometers. The park is located 25 kilometers east of Arusha, 58 kilometers west of Moshi, and 35 kilometers west of Kilimanjaro International Airport.
It was designated as the Ngurdoto Crater National Park in 1960. Mount Meru’s surroundings were added to the park in 1967. Arusha National Park was subsequently renamed. The name Arusha comes from the Waarusha people that used to live in the area.
It is home to a variety of wildlife species that cannot be found in other national parks. It has lush rainforest and savannah vegetation, as well as animals such as buffaloes, warthogs, zebras, red duikers, elephants, giraffes, leopards, hippos, and other primates, as well as bird species such as flamingos and African fish eagles, among others. Arusha National Park has a stunning terrain with three separate areas: the Meru crater in the south-east, the Ngurdoto crater in the south-east, and the shallow alkaline Momella lakes with various algae colors in the north-east.

Materuni water falls

Materuni Waterfall is one of the Mware River’s waterfalls. It is located on the outskirts of the Kilimanjaro mountain reserve in the settlement of Materuni. The Materuni waterfall, which rises more than 150 meters above the Kilimanjaro slopes, is the highest waterfall on the Kilimanjaro slopes. It is surrounded by farmland and dense rain forest. Materuni hamlet, the last village before entering Kilimanjaro National Park. On the road to Materuni, you’ll drive through coffee, banana, and avocado plantations, all of which are nestled in a tropical jungle. On a clear day, you can see all the way down to Moshi and all the way to Kibo caldera.