West Kilimanjaro

Spectacular Landscapes & Magnificent Wildlife

Experience spectacular landscapes and great views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru, magnificent flora and fauna, sundowners in the bush, evenings by the campfire and nights under canvas listening to sounds of the African bush.

West Kilimanjaro (Sinya), in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, near the Kenyan border, is a private concession and a great choice for those who looking for something different and unique.

The area offers excellent game viewing and is home to a Maasai community.

Sinya is within a Wildlife Management Area. It is an ideal place to start your Tanzania safari.

Masai warriors dancing, Tanzania
Elephant, Kilimanjaro

Sinya is one of Tanzania’s least explored safari destinations.

Sinya is home to large bull elephants living permanently in the area, together with the herd of females and calves migrating between Sinya and Amboseli National Park in Kenya in search of food and water

There is an immense variety of wild animals including zebra, wildebeest, gazelles, giraffe, eland, lesser kudu, oryx and some few predators. The area is also home to 400 different species of birds.


In West Kilimanjaro you can do:

  • Great place for doing walking safari
  • Night game drive to see nocturnal animals
  • Visit a Maasai village and school and enrich your knowledge about their culture and customs
  • See Maasai dancing
  • Watch warriors demonstrate how to make fire
  • Witness the women hand craft beaded jewellery and accessories
  • Learn about medicinal plants and even participate in some ceremonies

How to Get There

3 hour drive from Arusha and 2 hours from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

When to Go

June to March.

Experience West Kilimanjaro

The West Kilimanjaro plain is the region in northern Tanzania comprising both Maasai community lands and Wildlife Management Area (WMAs). The region comprises of acacia woodland and open plains that support a remarkable variety of wildlife and stunning views of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Explore the open plains of West Kilimanjaro, also known as the Maasai lands where you will see plenty of wildlife during your walking safari. Visiting in this area is ideal for those discerning travellers looking for unforgettable off-the-beaten-path adventure experience comprising of walking safaris, culture and scenery.

Contact our experts on how you can include West Kilimanjaro in your itinerary.

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