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A Day At Animal Rescue Center - Makoa Farm


The farm, founded in 1901, is located at 1,070 meters on the southern slope of Kilimanjaro.


A Day At Animal Rescue Center - Makoa Farm

The farm, founded in 1901, is located at 1,070 meters on the southern slope of Kilimanjaro. The 143-hectare estate is operated since 1999 by the German veterinarian couple Elisabeth and Laszlo. The Animal Rescue Center (Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W.), which you will visit with us, is located on the farm. The rescue center is a safe haven for healthy, orphaned and injured animals. If possible, the animals are re-released in the wilderness. But some may not be released anymore because of their injuries and are now permanent residents of the rescue center.

Current inhabitants of the rescue center include e.g. vervet and blue monkeys, baboons, mongooses, smaller antelope species, a cheetah and a serval, as well as various species of birds such as the Marabu stork or the secretary bird. Makoa farm itself has specialized in multi-day horseback safaris in the western area of the Kilimanjaro, there are currently about 20 horses on the farm.

Note: The pictures are illustrative, the animal population of the animal rescue center changes constantly.

Tour Starts At : 08:30AM
Makoa Farm

Activities While at Makoa Farm Are :

In the morning you will go to a small rehabilitation center Mako Farm, which is located right at the foot of Kilimanjaro. Immediately after arrival you will meet your guide and begin а light tracking, after that you will meet with the monkeys. It will be possible not only to watch the monkeys in their natural habitat, but also to play with them, took them in your hands. They are absolutely peaceable, because they are in constant contact with people who care about them.

An hour later, you’ll continue tracking, which ends at the waterfall with flying dogs, on the way the guide will tell you a brief story of Makoa Farm and answer questions you may have. On returning to the main building, the staff will lay the table for you and you can have a tasty lunch.

Next it will be the second part of the tour, you will see a variety of representatives of wild animals and learn about their history: serval, mongoose, secretary bird, cheetahs, baboons, monkeys, marabou and many others. Unfortunately, many of them cannot independently survive in the wild, so they are kept here and provide them a complete care. In addition to regular employees who feed the animals, there are also professional veterinarians and handlers who help monitor not only the state of health of the animals, but also their psychological state.

This center is not sponsored by the state and lives due to personal investment of the owner and visitors, so if you want, you can donate some money for the maintenance of any animal.

Closer to the evening, getting a lot of impressions, you will finish the tour and will go back to Moshi or Arusha Town.

Prices For A Day At Animal Rescue Center - Makoa Farm - From Moshi Town

PAX

1 Person

2 People

3 People

4 People

5 People

6 & Above

US$/EURO

150

100

80

70

60

50


Prices For A Day At Animal Rescue Center - Makoa Farm - From Arusha Town

PAX

1 Person

2 People

3 People

4 People

5 People

6 & Above

US$/EURO

200

180

160

140

120

100

Please Note: The animal rescue center "Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W." (Center for Rescue, Education and Wildlife) is run by donations, the price of the visit already includes a donation. However, you are welcome to make another donation at your own discretion. Sponsorship for the animals is also possible, just ask for it during the tour!

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees per person
  • A professional English/French speaking guide
  • Local Lunch or Lunch Box
  • Clean drinking water on all day
  • Pick up & Drop Off at your hotel in Moshi or Arusha Region

Exclusions

  • Tips (Tipping guideline is US$10)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Airport transfer at extra USD 50
  • Hotel accommodation in Moshi/Arusha.

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