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Makoa Animal Farm Tour

Makoa-Farm, our base, is located in Northern Tanzania, South of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

The farm is near Kilimanjaro’s Machame Gate with access to the spectacular rainforest on the mountain’s lower slopes. The area is home to the Chagga, people whose small villages and coffee farms dot the hillsides. On the plains to the south, Masai graze their cattle. The area is rich in diversity.

The farmland is surrounded by the Makoa and Kikafu river valleys with their beautiful gallery forest, picturesque villages and local markets can be visited in the surrounding area – usually accompanied by the fantastic view of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The farm and its surroundings are also ideal for short hikes, bird watching, animal and nature exploring e.g. along the river valleys. We are also happy to plan and organize longer hikes and day excursions by car for you.
Whilst staying at our camp you will enjoy comfortable accommodation and excellent meals, always freshly prepared food.

Makoa-Farm is also home to the first wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania. Various kinds of animals, wild and domestic, live here temporarily or as permanent residents.

We are committed to environmental, nature and animal protection and work closely with the Tanzanian authorities on wildlife rescue missions.

Because the previous veterinary practice has long since become far too small, a large (wildlife) veterinary clinic is currently under construction on the farm property.
Located on the southern slope of Mount Kilimanjaro, Makoa Farm is the only wildlife rescue center in Tanzania. The organization is taking care of the injured and orphaned animals that would otherwise have no chance of survival in the wild. The mission of the rehabilitation center is to provide treatment to the animals that came in the way of harm and release them back into their natural habitat if possible.

On Makoa Farm you will see a variety of wild animals such as a cheetah, monkeys, zebras, elephants, marabous and many others, and each animal has their own story.

Makoa Farm is a self-funded institution, strongly dependent on the sold entry tickets and donations. Your visit there will make a contribution to the survival of its residents


Prices depend on the size of your group and are as follows:

1 person: 120 USD per person
2 people: 70 USD per person
3 people: 60 USD per person
4- people onwards: 50 USD per person.

Please contact us for different group sizes or groups including children. All our day trips can depart from another starting point, like the airport for example. Prices might be different in this case, so please let us know and we’ll send you the right quote.

What's included:

  • A bottle of water per person (1,5 liters)
  • Entrance fee to the Makoa animal farm
  • Private transport from your accommodation in Moshi to Makoa animal farm and back
  • English speaking guide that will guide you.

This Makoa animal farm  tour, a tip is expected after your participation in a tourist activity. This tip is not included in your package. The recommended amount for a tour guide is 25-30 USD per day if you’re satisfied, to be divided by all your group members. As we pay a lot of attention to creating good working conditions for all our crew members and making sure they get paid according to guidelines from organizations that defend their rights, we kindly request you to respect this amount for any trip. Thank you! 

So, not sure what to do in Moshi in the next couple of days? Send us a message and we’ll make sure you have an amazing time!