Waterfall & Chagga Culture
At the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilasiya Waterfall is one of the most popular and largest waterfalls in the area. It is certainly one of the finest destination to visit in Chagga land which is surrounded by green vegetation, fresh air and clean water from the falls. Many tourists like to visit the place to see the beauty found around the area and doing leisure activities like swimming, sunbathing, picturing.
A very special attraction for travellers is the interaction with a local Chagga family who opens their house for you to experience the culture and mentality of the Chagga tribe (the third biggest tribe in Tanzania). They are going to show you traditional dances and songs and serve you delicious local food.
Kilasiya Waterfall is located in Marangu village near Marangu Gate, entrance to one of the Kilimanjaro climbing trails. If the weather is clear you will have beautiful view on Mount Kilimanjaro.
During your hike through the lush forest you can see different types of monkeys (black and white colobus monkeys), beautiful tropical birds and other animals.
Refreshment and local culture
We will pick you up at your hotel in the morning after breakfast and drive 1 to 1,5 hours to Marangu. From here a one hour hike, descending through the stunning green landscapes of Chagga land will bring you to this huge waterfall. Hiking shoes are recommended because the trail is quite steep both down and uphill. Down in the beautiful valley you will enjoy a well-deserved break. You will have the opportunity to stand underneath the waterfall or even go for a swim. The ascend will take about 2 hours. You will be rewarded with a fresh prepared local lunch and an unforgettable cultural experience. Chagga people will dance and sing for you, also we will show you how they plant and prepare coffee. You will learn a lot about coffee as well as banana farming and of course have a nice cup of coffee at the end. After an interesting day you will be picked up by our bus and taken back to your hotel, mind and camera full of unforgettable memories and pictures.
What to bring
-Hiking shoes and gear
-Rain jacket & trousers (you never know ...)
-Day pack /small bag
-Transport from and to Moshi
-Government entrance fee
-English speaking guide
-Local hiking poles
-Lunch box or local hot lunch