Activities in Makao Farm
INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL LIFE:
Makoa Farm not only offers overnight accommodation for guests, but is also a (wildlife) veterinary practice and the temporary or even permanent home of many animals. We are happy to introduce you to the countless Makoa residents: Healthy, injured and orphaned domestic and wild animals can be found in every conceivable place on the farm.
FOR YOUR STAY, JUST LET YOURSELF BE INSPIRED BY THE POSSIBILITIES OF ACTIVITIES.
We are happy to organize excursions and walks for you, costs vary depending on the activity, additional entrance fees may apply.
HIKING TO …
The waterfall of the Makoa River, the cave there is home to a colony of the “Mountain Fruit Bats”, of which only two colonies are known around Kilimanjaro. You will be amazed at the noise these animals make. If we are lucky we may also catch a sight of a monitor lizard down there.
MASAAI OR CATTLE MARKET:
A traditional Masaai market offers almost everything a Masaai needs to live. Goods and bartered goods are transported from the Masaai steppe to the market on donkey back, often for several days. A visit to a local cattle market is also very interesting. There is a colorful hustle and bustle and it is amazing that all participants always find their animals in the chaos.
VISIT TO MOSHI TOWN – THE OLD-GERMAN TOWN:
Here you can find everything your souvenir heart desires, experience the flair of the colorful market with all its local traders and local goods. Visit a leather factory where everything is handmade. Drive through the old residential quarter or hike in the Njoro Forest, an 800-hectare forest reserve. Here you can observe marmosets in ancient indigenous trees and see and learn about a bee project. A small entrance fee applies.
VISIT WITH OR WITHOUT HIKING TO THE HOT SPRINGS:
After breakfast, depart by four-wheel drive to the hot springs (‘Hot Springs’) south of Makoa Farm in the Masaai Steppe. Discover the surroundings on a guided walk through a biotope between various springs and rivers. Along the way we observe exotic birds, monkeys and, with a bit of luck, the shy crocodiles. It is also the habitat of various – but very shy – gazelles, striped mongooses and nocturnal inhabitants such as porcupines, aardvarks, striped hyenas.
After picnicking under huge, ancient fig trees, there is plenty of time to relax and bathe in the warm spring.