Animal Rescue Center (Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W.)

Experience Tanzania's wildlife up close - visit with us the animal rescue center on the Makoa-Farm

Makoa Farm Machame


We pick you up in Moshi. The drive to Makoa Farm, which is located near the mountain village Machame, takes about 30 minutes.


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.


During the approximately 2-hour guided tour, you will be accompanied by an English-speaking staff member of the animal rescue center. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you everything worth knowing about the individual animals, including the often sad history of how they came to the rescue center.


You have the opportunity to get to know some of the animals up close and if possible, you can also help with the feeding of some animals.


Current inhabitants of the rescue center include e.g. vervet and blue monkeys, baboons, mongooses, smaller antelope species, elephants, 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.


After the tour we drive you back to Moshi.

Prices / included services

Pricing for the visit of the Animal Rescue Center (per person)
1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons and more
120 USD 85 USD 75 USD 70 USD 65 USD

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


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!

All prices are based on USD and include: Guided tour (in English) by an employee of the animal rescue center, donation to the animal rescue center, private transport with English speaking driver from/to Moshi, bottled drinking water.


The above mentioned rates are only valid for a group that has booked together and are independent of the total number of participants in the tour. For children the following discount applies: Children under 6 years 50 %. The child discount is limited to 2 children per group.


You may pay for this tour in USD or equivalent in TZS (Tanzanian Shillings) on the date of the tour in cash. Please be aware that USD minted in 2006 or prior will not be accepted.