Explore a different way to travel

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail

Serval Wildlife is for you! This is a luxury ecotourism lodge and wildlife haven tucked away in the Siha District of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Come explore our carefully curated ecosystem with over 3000 hand-planted endemic flora that directly benefits the exquisite animals that reside within Serval Wildlife, whilst you enjoy the mesmerizing views of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro from the 5-star villas.

Currently, is home to a variety of different animals such as the Majestic African Lions, Calm Colobus Monkeys, Graceful Masai Giraffes, Nocturnal Bat-eared Foxes, Exquisite Elands, Oafish Ostriches, and Mischievous Blue & Vervet monkeys! Offering unforgettable direct interactions with a variety of free-roaming wild animals.

If you are looking for a fascinating, exclusive, and unparalleled experience then Serval Wildlife is for you

At Serval Wildlife we ensure that these interactions are positive and provide enrichment for the animals as the interactions are carefully monitored with trusted and experienced keepers that prioritize Safety, Animal Health, and Welfare. Interactions may vary from day to day as our animals interact with humans at their own will and guests must wait for the animal to approach, this allows our animals to interact at will and leave an interaction by simply leaving the area as they please.

Where is Serval Located?

Serval Wildlife Sanctuary is located within Siha District in Kilimanjaro Region with easily accessible roads for all types of cars all the way to our lodge; a 35-minute drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport, 60 minutes from Moshi town and approximately 90 minutes from Arusha City

Animals Available at Serval Wildlife Kilimanjaro

Currently, the Sanctuary is home to a wide range of creatures, including the majestic African lions, peaceful colobuses, graceful Masai giraffes, nocturnal bat-eared foxes, exquisite elands, oafish ostriches, and mischievous blue and vervet monkeys. allowing for extraordinary up-close encounters with a range of wild animals that are at large.

The science behind it…

Animals have two mindsets that lead to actively seeking out behavioral interactions: survival critical interactions and situation-related behaviors. Survival critical interactions relate to genetically embedded behavioral responses such as seeking food, escaping threats from predators, and maintaining a healthy state. Once these needs are consistently met, animal behavioral interactions become situation-related behaviors. At our lodge, our animals have a healthy mental state as all their basic needs are met and significantly exceeded as such; our animals exhibit more situation-related behaviors than survival-critical behaviors.

Do the guides and caretakers ever stop interactions?

The health and welfare of our animals are our top priority. Caretakers and guides will always keep the animals’ best interests in mind. As such, we ensure that the interactions are strictly positive and are a source of enrichment for the animals. If we feel that the animals are uncomfortable due to the actions of a guest or alternative circumstances, the interaction with that individual animal will be terminated.

How do you determine that the interaction remains positive for the animals?

Through research and various publications such as the five domains model, we have a clear framework that ensures the interaction remains positive in the following ways:

  • The animal can easily leave the interaction if it would like to
  • The animal feels a sense of company and safety as there will always be a familiar member of staff with guests during direct interactions
  • Guests participate in enjoyable routine activities that the animal regularly participates in
  • Consistent presence of a familiar humans such as their caretakers that allows the animals to feel calm in the presence of unfamiliar guests


Serval Wildlife Sanctuary Day Trip from Moshi or Arusha

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel around 9:00 am and drive for 1.5 hours from Moshi or 3 hours from Arusha to Serval Wildlife Sanctuary located in the Siha District of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. The park is home to a variety of animals including lions, monkeys, giraffes, elands, zebras, and ostriches.

This tour offers unforgettable interactions with these free-roaming animals. Also, you will have an opportunity to explore an ecosystem with over 300 hand-planted endemic flora that directly benefits the exquisite animals that reside within Serval Wildlife. At the same time, you will enjoy the mesmerizing views of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.

If you would like to spend the night at Serval Wildlife, they are an ecolodge with luxury villas that are 120 square meters in size. Each villa has a capacity of  2 adults and 2 children and includes a king-size bed, a dining area, a full bathroom with double sinks, a dressing area, and an outdoor porch area.  The price is $950 per night with a full board, free WIFI, and a free minibar. The rooms are all air-conditioned and run on 100% solar energy.

We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone

Items included:

  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Transportation
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Wildlife Guide