Masama Village Cultural Tourism Program – Kilimanjaro Region
Kahawa Migombani – Total time: 2 to 3 hours
Coffee plantations on the villages surrounds the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania produce some of the world’s finest Arabica coffee.
Masama village been one among the villages which surround the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, is located 10 kilometers off from Moshi – Arusha road.
Masama Cultural Tourism Programme offers a perfect package of Kahawa Migombani cultural tour.
The tour exposes visitors into different local activities:
– Visiting the smallholder coffee growers.
– Learn the history and success stories of the Arabica coffee plantations.
– Coffee harvesting (July – December)
– Coffee processing
– Coffee packaging
– Traditional preparation of cup of coffee
– Testing or drinking your Arabica cup of coffee
Why Kahawa Migombani
“Kahawa is a Swahil name which stands for Coffee” while “Migombani stands for banana farm”
The mineral nutrients from volcanic soils and banana trees grown in coffee farms contributes to a balanced flavors, pleasant aroma as well as sweet taste (normally of a sweet banana flavor). Visiting Masama Cultural Tourism Programme will enrich you with the culture and lifestyle of Arabica coffee growers who live on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Traditional Food – Total time: (normal lunch – 45 minutes)
Kahawa Migombani goes well with well prepared palatable traditional cuisine. With banana ingredients more than four delicious banana dishes can be prepared. Mixed other dishes accompanied with seasonal fruits are also available.
Note: Full participatory in preparation of these traditional food – Total time: (2 hours)
Mula Market visit – Total time: 1 hour
Each Monday and Thursday of the week in Masama village we have a local market. Participation in this amazing 80% traditional trading of the common organic products including bananas, vegetables and chickens are of a common occurrence in this particular market.
Clients and other interested parties are encouraged to visit not only Kahawa Migombani but also the rest of the traditional concern in Masama village.