The Farm is near Kilimanjaro’s Machame Gate with access to the spectacular rainforest on the mountain’s lower slopes, home to the Chagga people, whose small villages dot the hillsides. On the high plateau to the south, Masai graze their cattle. The area is rich in diversity and surprisingly untouristed. Makoa Farm is a 60 minute drive from Arusha, 35 minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport and 20 minutes from the old German town of Moshi. Much of the farmland is devoted to conservation. The birdlife is phenomenal; monkeys, small antelopes and nocturnal game abound.
NUMBER OF ROOMS & DESCRIPTION:
Tented cottages with stunning views of Kilimanjaro are situated in the gardens. Additional accommodation is in the “papaya drying room” and in the farm house. Makoa-Farm is a colonial coffee farm that has been lovingly resurrected. The old farmhouse is now an intimate lodge featuring two cottages with private verandas and views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, a guesthouse suitable for families – children are welcome – and a comfortable room in the Farmhouse. Experience the African landscape from your veranda.
RESTAURANTS & BAR:
Almost all products are from the 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. Meals are served on the verandah.
OTHER FACILITIES & SERVICES:
Hiking, horseback riding