Marangu Cultural Tour
Book your lifetime adventure at Marangu village.
Come and experience an exciting mix of cultures. Meet friendly people and discover beautiful scenarios which are not to be found anywhere around Africa. Visit the most excited areas for cultural and recreational walking as Marangu village. Also this walking is very important for acclimatization before and after hiking the Mt.Kilimanjaro and those from long safari.
Including the following:
Waterfalls:Explore the natural beauty of the slopes of Mt.Kilimanjaro.Enjoy and rest in the nature beauty and peace of this magnificent natural site. The music from the waterfalls and radiant colors of the valley transform our inner and outer environment.
Chagga Live Museum: The Chagga culture and history can be explored by visiting the Chagga live museum site. Several exhibitions include a reconstruction of a thatched Chagga house with a complete livestock inside. The museum also has a display of traditional Chagga tools, farm equipments, rope made from the balk of the mringaringa (Cordia africana)) tree, a genealogical look at the history of the Chagga, some drums and a “bugle” made of kudu horns.
Local Market:There are colorful local markets in different location within walking distances held twice a week in where “bananas” selling takes place. Marangu is the largest market for the sale of bananas in the country and attracts buyers from all over Tanzania.
Chagga Blacksmiths:Various indigenous tools are made using iron. These are made for farming activities like hoes, machetes etc. And also Chagga people gets job opportunity by being self employed. The products which are made they sell to earn income for their daily survival.
Celebrate:After the successful of hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro, safari or gentle walking, relax and enjoy the exotic country gardens. You can also drop at the local bars (Chagga bar) drink the traditional “mbege” a local Chagga brew made from millet and banana wine.
Mt. Kilimanjaro Viewpoint:Depending on weather condition, on clear day you can get the gorgeous views of Mt.Kilimanjaro.
Underground Tunnels (Chagga Bolt Hole):These were used by the Chagga people to hide themselves from the enemies, in which inside the tunnel it comprises of different partitions/galleries like kitchen, sleeping room, mortuary, livestock pattern and ambushing chamber.
Coffee and Banana Farms:From the blessed presence of the fertile volcanic soils on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro majority of villagers are subsistence farmers, practicing cultivation on crops like coffee, banana, beans, yams, etc.
Experience local life:Enjoy a delicious, home – cooked meal in Chagga house. Learn how to cook Chagga food especially cooked plantain bananas “Machalari”.