Get a taste of local life on this 5.5-hour small-group coffee and community tour of Tengeru village from Arusha. After discovering what life is like in a traditional Tanzanian coffee-producing village, walk around a coffee plantation to see coffee and other crops farmed before enjoying a lunch of tasty specialties at a local family home. Finally, master the art of roasting and grinding coffee, and then sample a cup of your very own brew! Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring a personalized experience.
Meet your expert guide in central Arusha before catching a local bus to the village of Tengeru, located just 20 minutes from the city, in close proximity to the rugged slopes of Mt Meru. After arriving, stroll along the narrow village roads with your guide and meet some of the local villagers as they go about their daily routines. Predominately a coffee-growing village, Tengeru maintains its existence with small sustainable farming projects, where proceeds are fed back into the community.
Visit the fields and coffee plantations to discover how coffee and other crops are farmed. Learn about the origins of coffee, how to plant and harvest it, and find out what it takes to get coffee from the fields and into your cup. Enjoy a freshly prepared traditional lunch that is served for you in the home of one of the local families. After sampling the local delights, put your newfound knowledge of coffee to test by roasting and grinding your very own beans. When done, finish your Tanzanian village tour by tasting a cup of your own brew, before hopping back on the public bus to return to Arusha with your guide. Your tour then finishes mid-afternoon at the original start point.
Transport by public bus
What’s not included
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Led by a local guide