Makoa Farm

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Horseback safaris Africa Makoa Farm Tanzania Kilimanjaro Riding Holiday

Makoa farm On the Slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro

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 grazes their cattle. The area is rich in diversity.



Makoa Farm Tanzania On the Slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro

Makoa Farm Set at the foot of the road up to the village of Machame in northeast Tanzania, Makoa Farm is a relatively modest German-owned property, with guest accommodation in just simple rooms and representing a rare opportunity for lower-cost horse-riding around the farm, plus the possibility of longer expeditions.

Makoa Farm is a fantastic place where to stay and feel like in deep jungle with wild animals all around and the possibility to interact with them as some of them find there a home for a longer or shorter period. And despite this wild atmosphere, there are all necessary facilities to feel comfortable.

Short Overview

You don’t need to travel to Uganda or Rwanda to have a close encounter of the primate kind!

Arriving at Makoa Farm is like arriving in another world. If you love animals, this is the place to be.

Makoa in the Kilimanjaro foothills is a primate rehabilitation centre where visitors can interact with a wide variety of animals such as primates, birds, and more!

Makoa Farm a Wildlife Rescue Center in Tanzania

Makoa Farm is the only wildlife rescue centre 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 centre 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 its own story.

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

Farm Holidays and Horse Riding Adventures in Tanzania – on the Foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro looks on as you discover an area of Tanzania far off the beaten path. During a stay with us, you will be offered on each day a different itinerary.

On horseback trips, you will ride through the natural grass and bushland of and around the farm; you may experience the African landscape, from horseback or on foot, even on a mountain bike. We ride through wilderness and farmland, enjoying stunning scenery with opportunities for viewing Kilimanjaro up close.

East African Horseback Safari Makoa Farm Tanzania

We offer our guests an intimate and personal horse riding holiday, affording them the best that East Africa has to offer in terms of the African ‘Bush’.

Our horseback safaris are highly personalised and very much ‘off the beaten track’. You will be accompanied on all safari rides by your hosts ensuring that your riding holiday will be a truly memorable one.

Horse Riding Holidays in Africa

Horseriding safaris give you the ultimate outdoor feeling of being in the wild, whilst not being confined to the inside of a safari vehicle.

Please first familiarise yourself with the concept of horse riding safaris by having a look at our ‘Info and Experience levels’ page, which will help you decide what type of safari best suits your riding experience, to maximise the pleasure you get out of your experience. >>> Horseback-safaris

Makoa is more than just a farm…

This is the perfect experience for animal lovers. Makoa-Farm is all about animals; so farm animals, pets and wildlife roam the farm. There is also a veterinary clinic and a wildlife rescue station where wild injured or orphaned animals are being rescued, medically treated, and nursed back to health or adulthood.

‘Saving the life of one animal may not change the world,
but the world will surely change for that one animal’

We aim to motivate maturing youth and adults to have a positive relationship with nature, so they will bring their knowledge home to their families and friends. Out ‘hands-on’ projects include “Makoa Kids Forest Club”, “Bush School” and training police animal units.

‘Just reach out to one person at a time and teach them to do the same’

Makoa Farm day tour

Located In: Tanzania

Tour Types: Mid-range horseback tours

Price Range: $203 to $616 per person per day (USD, excl. int’l flights)

After a safari you can enjoy the refreshing change from being enclosed in a safari vehicle, explore the farm and its environment from horseback, on foot or with the feet up to watch the many changing faces of the mountain.

makoa farm Kilimanjaro

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 grazes their cattle. The area is rich in diversity and surprisingly free of the tourist trappings.

6 Common activities to do in makoa farm

On Makoa-Farm we offer an activity package with horse rides in and around the farm, catering for all sorts of different riding abilities, further various other activities like

  1. horse riding
  2. excursions
  3. guided hikes
  4. visits of tribal people
  5. village walks
  6. market visits etc.

Animals in Makoa Farm

This is an animal haven and much of our time revolves around animals of all kind – healthy, injured and orphaned ones. Orphaned or injured wild animals spend time as an in-patient in the veterinary clinic.

Much of the farmland is devoted to conservation, bordered by two rivers, each filled with towering trees – a habitat we are committed to preserving. The birdlife is phenomenal, monkeys, small antelope and nocturnal game abound and are frequently seen and heard.

Over the past 10 years, we have been involved in the care, rehabilitation and housing of orphaned, injured, neglected, abused and abandoned wild animals, including hyena, bush pig, warthog, serval and genet cat, greater galago (bushbaby), Sykes and Vervet monkey, jackal, different antelope species and many birds of prey, etc.

In addition to twenty-two horses, it is home to a variety of farm and pet animals such as donkeys, pigs, cattle, small four-legged creatures like rabbits and guinea pigs and different kinds of poultry and fowl. Rangi Nzuri and Schroeder, the pet pigs, Willy and Tonic, the wild pigs, and many others add to giving Makoa a delightful old country feel.

Produce from our own farm and kitchen garden (the bounty of which we happily share with monkeys, duikers and a myriad of other small creatures) is used to prepare the wonderful meals on offer.

Makoa Farm lodge

Makoa-Farm, an intimate small lodge, is located on a lovingly restored old coffee estate. We accommodate our guests in comfortable, spacious rooms, most of which feature a spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro.

We accommodate our guests in comfortable, spacious rooms, most of which feature a spectacular view of this magnificent mountain Kilimanjaro. Makoa is perfect for outdoor activities include horse rides and animal lovers will enjoy our array of domestic & wild resident animals

From Makoa Farm you can explore the area on foot or horseback, take day trips or multi-day cross country and wilderness tours.

Makoa Farm base is located in Northern Tanzania, south of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

The hostess of the lodge

The hostess and host are Elisabeth and Laszlo, both veterinarians who take care of wounded and orphaned animals from the area with great love and attention.

The property

The rooms on the farm are simple yet comfortable.

The kitchen serves amazing dishes, with vegetables and fruit from the garden.

Makoa Farm lodge offers the following facilities:
  • Full board
  • Spacious room
  • Comfortable bed
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Mosquito net
  • Porch
  • Fantastic view
  • Dining
  • Lounge
  • Socially involved

Common questions about Makoa Farm

  1. Which popular attractions are close to Makoa-Farm?

Nearby attractions include Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W. (0.00 miles)

Mount Kilimanjaro and o on

  1. What are some of the property amenities at Makoa-Farm?

Some of the more popular amenities offered include airport transportation, laundry service, and horseback riding

  1. Does Makoa-Farm have an airport shuttle?

Yes, Makoa-Farm offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details