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Tanzania’s Most Dangerous Snakes

The Meserani Snake Park

The Meserani Snake Park stands as a captivating destination for adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Founded in 1993, this park boasts a rich history and a diverse array of reptilian wonders, including Tanzania’s Most Dangerous Snakes.

The Meserani Snake Park emerged from the vision of B.J. Lynn and Wade Bale, in collaboration with their friend Deon Naude. Together, they transformed a desolate plot of land into a thriving oasis, teeming with life and lush greenery, all while championing the conservation of Tanzania‘s Most Dangerous Snakes.

Initially spanning ten acres of barren terrain, The Meserani Snake Park has blossomed into a vibrant sanctuary, providing livelihoods for the local community and providing initiatives like the free medical clinic and orphanage. Beyond its conservation efforts, the park actively engages in community development projects, such as building classrooms and facilitating adult education programs.

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Guided tours provide captivating insights into the world of reptiles, showcasing Tanzania’s Most Dangerous Snakes, including the Black Mamba, Green Mamba, Egyptian Cobra, and Puff Adders, among others.

With approximately 48 species of snakes to discover, visitors can experience holding live snakes under expert guidance. In essence, The Meserani Snake Park embodies the essence of adventure, education, and conservation, making it an indispensable gem within Arusha’s vibrant landscape. Whether you’re a local explorer or a globetrotting enthusiast, this sanctuary promises an unforgettable journey into the realm of Tanzania’s Most Dangerous Snakes.

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Egyptian Cobra
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At 3pm, the crocodile’s feeding time is displayed for the public. Here, you also have the incredible opportunity to touch and hold baby crocodiles.

In the Park, there are also exquisite tours of the Masai Cultural Museum that are offered by personal Masai guides. These guides will also help you in climbing aboard a camel’s back and embarking on a trip to the local village. During your stay, be sure to pay a visit to the Free Education Centre, where the local Masai have the chance to learn skills such as reading and writing, and the opportunity to further their education in various ways.

Other reptiles to view include Monitor Lizards, Tortoises, Crocodiles and more than 60 bird species that have been abandoned or wounded, and would not have lived had they been released back into the wild. Meserani Snake Park is also a fantastic place to learn about some of the continent’s less famous, but most effective predators.

Whether visiting the Park via an overland truck or just as a stopover on your way through to the Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater, the Meserani Camp Site is a paradise in the middle of Masai Land, Tanzania. It is fully equipped, with hot showers, clean bathrooms and the soothing sounds of nature.

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Article by: Bronwyn Paxton
on April 29, 2024
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