What we do

Wild animals are not pets and Tanzania, like many other countries, prohibits the removal of wild animals from their natural habitats and the keeping of wild animals without an official permit!

Kilimanjaro Animal Center for Rescue, Education and Wildlife is an accredited rehabilitation centre specialising in the rescue and rehabilitation of injured, orphaned and abused wildlife. As such, the centre is subject to strict regulatory requirements! It is important to understand that the centre is not a zoo or similar institution.

Despite the fact that Tanzania probably has the richest wildlife in the world, so far our Center remains to be the only place nationwide where wild animals can get professional in-patient care if there is no other way to help them. In general, however, efforts are always made to work with the wildlife authorities to help these animals in their familiar environment out in the bush.

Our mission is:

Rescuing animals orphaned or hurt due to human-wildlife conflict, and rehabilitating them before releasing them into a protected environment. Acting as an advocate with national and global partners to create successful protocol and guidelines for the appropriate, compassionate and successful treatment of wildlife in sanctuaries. Educating today’s generation of children about living in harmony with the wild creatures of our natural world, leading Tanzania into a more sustainable future.

In a practical dimension this means that we teach Tanzania’s next generation about the importance of conservation whilst treating wild animals that are injured or otherwise afflicted by humans and preparing them for later release back into the wild.

The Center was established in 2015, and since then we have saved hundreds of wild animals in Tanzania, including many individuals from endangered species.

Most have been released back into the wild, some, whose injuries were too severe to recover completely, have become permanent residents at places which have been officially assigned and approved by the authorities.


Makoa-Farm (358 acres), located on the southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, is owned and operated by two experienced veterinary practitioners who over the past decade have cared for the needs of domestic and wild creatures, and, until a few years ago, ran a world-renowned horseback safari company for international clients with their self-trained horses. Makoa Farm is the home to all sorts of farm animals and pets and in the past injured or orphaned wildlife, which have been medically treated and nursed back to health. We are a community of like-minded individuals, who love Tanzania, its people and wildlife.
Makoa Farm is the base for Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W. – Center for Rescue, Education and Wildlife. At this Center we shelter sick, injured or orphaned animals, whose maladies were caused by human activity. Also, we founded a small Forest-School here, where school kids and students learn about wildlife and ongoing human-wildlife conflicts and its impacts on people and their environment. The Bush-School is an essential part of our mission.

Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W. is a Non Governmental Organization and non-profit making (established under Section 12 (2) of Act No. 24 of 2002, of the Laws of The United Republic of Tanzania, bearing a certificate of compliance No.NGO/00007782 and with physical address at Makoa Farm).