Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W.

Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W., Moshi: Address, Phone Number, Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W. Reviews: 4.5/5

Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W.

Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W.
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Kilimanjaro Animal Center for Rescue, Education & Wildlife is not "open" at certain hours as we are not a public place or a Zoo. A visit of is only possible for our donors and can be done by appointment only. . Our projects aim to support conservation and nature education for local schools and are funded by donations.
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Dan A
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Very sad to see how they treat local Tanzanians and their veterinary customers.
Jun 2021 • Solo
These 2 vets have a beautiful location for their operation and clearly both love animals. I have visited them 3 different times and saw that Laszlo is likeable, but Elizabeth is clearly the boss and she doesn't care for people unless they are handing her money. There are no signs at the entrance of the compound and you must go through multiple locked gates after driving a long poorly maintained driveway to reach their house/office.

I must agree completely with another reviewer who commented how they treat their Tanzanian staff in a colonial manner with much arrogance and that they love animals much more than they love people. It was embarrassing to me, so I spoke to some of their staff privately in Swahili, since I have lived in Tanzania for many years. I asked them how they were treated and they said the lady vet, Elizabeth is "mkorofi sana", which means someone who is very rude or brutal to them.

Also, it is clear that nobody should bring their domestic pets to them for treatment. I took my dog to them to have her x-rayed to check for pregnancy and it was a terrible experience. It seemed that Elizabeth deliberately botched the first x-ray so she could charge me for an additional second x-ray, as she was telling me that the money would go toward their conservancy. She then referred to it as a "waste of her time", and that she had, "more important things to do." It seemed she was only interested in getting my money to use for their other projects. I left very disappointed.

For those interested in helping wild animals, I have no doubt that there are far better options in East Africa which don't mistreat local African people. Colonial times have ended. African people should be treated with respect too, not just African animals. Please think twice before financially supporting Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W. unless their treatment of local people greatly improves.
Written 6 June 2021
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Johanna S
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10000% worth it!!!
Mar 2021 • Solo
I volunteered with C.R.E.W. for 1 months and I wish I could have stayed longer!

Everyday there was a looong to do list, with tasks ranging from preparing milk for the baby elephants and zebras, to taking the almost 300 year old Galapagos turtle Tom on a walk, to fixing enclosures, to taking the horses out for a stunning ride.

Every once in a while, there were surgeries like tending to infected wounds or castrations/sterilisations of local pets, which I became fascinated to watch in my spare time.
Going into this volunteering experience I thought I couldn’t see blood very well, but very quickly Eli and Laszlo turned me into a veterinary nerd. The way they care for the animals is so wonderful! They are truly passionate and always patiently explained how and why they were doing certain treatments.

The entire staff is really nice and open- so even during the time in which I was the only volunteer I was far from being alone. They are always up for a laugh and happy to teach Swahili snippets here and there. Asante Sana!
The kitchen staff where pure magicians because every single meal was incredible (vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes alike).

Every now and then Eli and Laszlo suggested a fun excursion so we could see a bit of the surroundings. Like this we got to see Maji Moto, Enduimat, and the Rau forest.

I enjoyed every second of my stay and am already trying to figure out when I can come back.
Thank you so so much Eli and Laszlo for this wonderful experience and see you soon!!<3
Written 16 May 2021
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Colleen L
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Volunteering experience with Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W.
Feb 2021
I was at the animal care center as a volunteer. The require a donation of 240€ per week from volunteers. So I decided to do one week and stayed for four days only. I noticed that they treat their tanzanian staff in a collonial style, which hurt me badly to see no "thank you" or any kind of appreciation. They care are all about the animals! I was sick from the first night on and only got food, when I asked for it multiple times... and then I got luxury meals which I couldn´t eat, because I was sick. It was not possible to food to cure the "travel-sickness", but tea.
The animals are amazing and deffinitely need help.
Written 23 March 2021
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zuni P
Lagunitas, CA652 contributions
So so worth a visitv
Nov 2020 • Friends
We just came from visiting the rescue center
It was such a wonderful experience- they care for so many animals
If you have the time definitely go as it warms the heart ♥️ to see people care for injured animals
Kudos to all !!! Thank you for this experience
I give it more than 5 stars !!
Written 9 November 2020
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Hdhduiesjh
3 contributions
Africa Natural Tours Ltd took me to Marangu water fall
Oct 2020 • Couples
Marangu water falls was my long time dream and now l make it, Africa Natural tours arranged everything

Thank u Africa Natural Tours ltd
Written 20 October 2020
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AlanDog7879
London11 contributions
A wonderful place; worth the visit
Feb 2020 • Friends
We had a spare day in Arusha and wanted to visit a place who looked after and homed animals. I am so glad we managed to visit. Our guide was very informative and passionate about the centre. They really do do what is best for the animals.
It’s sad but also reassuring that there are places like this to care for animals needing care.
We paid the suggested donation to receive the guided tour (about 2 hours) but we were more than willing as it’s a great cause and we didn’t feel like it was an excessive amount.
Good work to Elizabeth and her team 👍🏼
Written 28 March 2020
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Demi F
3 contributions
Amazing Visit!
Feb 2020 • Couples
We visited Makoa Farm for a tour with Noah. He was very knowledgeable and it was clear just how much he cared for all of the animals! He was welcomining and friendly, greeting us with drinks on arrival.

We were taken around the Farm and Noah explained to us why each of the animals had been been rescued and whether they were suitable for release. In addition to this, he provided us with interesting facts about all of the animals and the Farm itself. Some of the animal we saw during our visit were baby elephants, baby zebra, cheetah, monkeys, bush pig, owls and mongoose.

The tour was very easy to organise, we contacted the Farm via Facebook and they responded very quickly. They also helpfully recommended a cheap taxi driver to take us to the Farm from Moshi.

When booking, we were advised that they ask for a small minimum donation in return for organising a tour - this was a modest price to pay for our experience and we are pleased that our donation can assist with the running of the Farm.

We would absolutely recommend a visit here - such an amazing charity with incredible animals.
Written 4 February 2020
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SimonTworldwide
Hamburg, Germany146 contributions
Great Job, Noah!
Jan 2020 • Friends
We had one day to spend in Moshi after climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and decided to go to the Kilimanjaro animal C.r.e.w. and it was the best decision! We contacted the farm by mail and got a quick reply that a visit would be possible the next day. Noah showed us around and explained a lot about the animals and the work they do at the animal c.r.e.w. It is an absolutely great job and definitely worth a visit. Thanks Noah and thanks to the team around!
If you plan to go by taxi, you should pay no more than 40-50 000 TSH for a two way ride.
Written 10 January 2020
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Kacey C
Verona, Italy9 contributions
Great, animal-friendly tour
Nov 2019
Great guide and they truly care about the animals. Would definitely recommend for those traveling. Be sure to call or email for a reservation though as you cannot just show up anytime.
Written 7 November 2019
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snylen
5 contributions
What a cool place to support!
Oct 2019
The Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W is an animal hospital/refuge/rehabilitation program run by 2 German vets in the foothills of Kili. They care for both domestic and wild animals, and also offer boarding/vet services for the pets of the local community. I was able to jump onto a tour at the last minute, and it was well worth it. Our guide was super sweet and knowledgable, and I was able to feed Henson the cheetah, and meet the 2 resident baby elephants. The cast of animals does rotate, as getting wild animals back out into the wild is their #1 priority. Would absolutely recommend if you have a free afternoon!
Written 15 October 2019
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