Coffee Plantation Trips

A trip to discover the origins of coffee, and learn more about varieties, cultivation, harvesting and processing.

Songwa, Tanzania

At the edge of the East African Rift Valley, in the Mbeya region, in the south of Tanzania, there is a renowned area for coffee production. Hot summers and cool winters together with rich soil and seasonal rains create the perfect conditions for the cultivation of an excellent coffee.


July 2-9 2023

8 days, 7 nights


  • 5 days at coffee plantation (nursery, picking, processing)
  • Visit to a tea plantation
  • Visit to a cocoa plantation


Starting at 5000€/person.


  • Flights from/to Amsterdam-Dar Es Salaam-Mbeya
  • Transfers
  • Hotel & Full board



Information & Registration


Day 1
  • Arrival at Dar Es Salaam
  • Pick up and transfer to hotel
Day 2
  • Flight to Mbeya
  • Check in at Utengule Coffee Lodge
  • Introduction to Tanzanian coffee culture
  • History of Utengule and Songwa Estates
Day 3
  • Introduction to coffee species and varities
  • Nursery operations
  • Seedling
Day 4
  • Walk through plantation
  • Irrigation system
  • Shade management
  • Soil management
  • Wet processing plant
Day 5
  • Visit to tea plantation
  • Visit to cocoa plantation
Day 6
  • Visit to fishing village
Day 7
  • Coffee picking
  • History of espresso machine and new extraction machines
  • Coffee tasting
Day 8
  • Village walk
  • Departure

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