Enduimet WMA Opportunities

Location

Enduimet Wildlife Management Area is located in Olmolog and Tinga Tinga wards in the West Kilimanjaro Basin of Longido District. On the South-East, it’s bordered with the Kilimanjaro National Park, while on the North, it boarders the Tanzania-Kenya political boundary and on the west side, the WMA borders with the Ngasurai Open Area.

Accessibility

The WMA can be reached through Boma Ng’ombe/Sanya juu and Engare Nairobi to Rongai road. This road serves Elerai, Olmolog, Lerang’wa, Kitendeni, Irkaswa and Kamwanga villages. There is another seasonal road from Namanga through Sinya village and branching to Tingatinga, Ngereiyani and Elerai which joins the Boma Ng’ombe–Rongai road. Similarly, the WMA can be reached by using a rough road from Arusha–Namanga road junction at Longido village to Sinya, Ngereiyani and Tingatinga or from Engikaret village at the junction of Arusha–Namanga road to Ngereiyani up to Tingatinga and Sinya. There is also road from Arusha National Park gate in Ngarenanyuki ya juu (Orkong’wado) village to Ngabobo and Ngereiyani village.

Attractions

Enduimet WMA is an important area in providing connectivity for wildlife movement between Amboseli National Park in Kenya and Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania through Kitendeni wildlife corridor. The area which is mostly acacia woodland boasts of having access to a variety of wildlife species including buffalo, giraffe, Thomson gazelle, elephant, grants gazelle, leopard, lesser kudu, eland, zebras, wildebeest, Oryx, hyena, hartebeest, bushbuck, wildebeest etc. Enduiment is basically a Maasai land in which some of the magical experiences of Enduiment are the inimitable Maasai tribe with herds of livestock, as well as their distinctive, fascinating culture and traditions.

Activities

For tourists and nature lovers Enduimet WMA provides a spectacular and unique experience with a range of activities including:-

  • Photographic safaris; where by tourists are likely to encounter wildlife including giraffes, buffalos, lions, big groups of wildebeests, ostriches, impalas, big tusk elephants, zebras, warthogs, and different species of birds at a very short distance. The famous Kitendeni corridor which extends from Amboseli to Kilimanjaro provides best photographing areas for tourists while animals are crossing to and from the two national parks. Tourists have the option of either doing a game drive or walking photographic safaris.
  • Wild sporting events; which makes both tourists and local communities to experience very unique and intriguing sporting environment. Sports such as cycling takes place on the mixture of rocky, sandy plains and sticky semi wet terrains starting from the Ngasurai gate via Sinya village to Noombopo hills, which will leave unforgettable experiences in a bikers mind. Along the biking route, bikers will be enjoying the amazing clear view of Mount Kilimanjaro and different wild games along the route.
  • Moran marathon; is a half day marathon event which involves local Maasai Moran’s and tourists which takes place at the Amboseli –Kilimanjaro political boarder. The half marathon takes place completely within the wildness of the WMA, giving runners a unique and memorable experience. Tourists can as well participate in the donkey riding competition, where tourists and the local Maasai engage in the donkey riding race to a finishing line.
  • Hiking; can be done at the seven sister’s hills, which are the connecting range of seven hills at Ngasurai village staging a perfect hiking slope for hikers. Located just on the sides of Maasai Bomas the seven sister’s hills pose an intermittent seven peaks, challenging both inexperienced and experienced hikers to conquer.
  • Cultural tourism; within the Maasai Community, where tourists can explore the Maasai Culture, Values and Traditions, including lifestyle at the Maasai Bomas, food preparation experience and meat roasting festival at the local Maasai Markets at Sinya.
  • Visit to Historical sites; within Enduimet WMA which harbors two very important historical sites which are yet to be fully explored, hence challenging not only tourists but also upcoming and expert historians as well as history fanatics to study and explore. The two sites are the ancient drawings in the huge caves at Olmolog village and what is believed to be the Germany underground bunkers used during the First World War at Narang’wa village. Both sites are accessible for tourism, research and academic activities.

Investment Opportunities

Enduimet WMA is open for interested investors who wish to invest in this potential tourism site and currently has set aside three photographic investment areas which are open for permanent structured lodges and tented lodges. The tables below provide description of the three investment sites:

Project No.1: Development and Management of Permanent Eco lodge infrastructure in Noombopong area

Available Land for investment 25 Acres.
Type of investment required Joint venture in the Development and Management of Permanent Eco Lodge infrastructure.
Key characteristics of the Site
  • Through the support of USAID/AWF, the community in Enduimet has initiated a project to construct a five star Eco lodge. However, this project has not been completed due to inadequate funds. The project is located at the slopes of Noombopong Hills, offering the best view ever of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and part of Amboseli National Park in Kenya.
  • The Kitendeni corridor passes right at the Noombopo site hence provides a rich view of variety of animals species.
  • Easily accessible with a well-established road.
  • Plenty animals over the surrounding which offers a great game view from the lodge site.
  • The area provides best view point for sundowners.
  • Located near-by the WMA ranger post.
  • It is near Sinya plateaus which provide a good hiking place for inexperienced hikers.
  • In order to finalize the project to the required standard, Enduimet WMA is looking for a partner who can put funds to finalize the project.

Planned Start Date

Immediately.

Responsible Promoter(s)

Authorized Association Consortium (AAC), P.O. Box 13685, Mikoroshoni Street, Msasani, Dar es Salaam. Tanzania. Tel: +255 22 2668615 Tel:+255 788 389 039 Fax:+255 22 2668609 Web: http://www.twma.co.tz

Project No. 2: Development and Management of Tented Eco lodge infrastructure in Esusunoto area.

Land available for investment 25 Acres.
Type of investment required Construction and Management of Permanent Eco Lodge Infrastructure.
Key characteristics of the Site
  • This area is always evergreen; taking an advantage of springs from Mount Kilimanjaro which makes the area an evergreen all year round hence attracting variety of animals.
  • It is the breeding grounds for wildebeests within the WMA.
  • Easily accessible with well-established roads.
  • The area offers best access to Enduimet abundant wildlife viewing, a spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanjaro as well as the most beautiful sunset site.

Planned Start Date

Immediately.

Responsible Promoter(s)

Authorized Association Consortium (AAC), P.O. Box 13685, Mikoroshoni Street, Msasani, Dar es Salaam. Tanzania. Tel: +255 22 2668615 Tel: +255 788 389 039 Fax: +255 22 2668609 Web: http://www.twma.co.tz

3.1.6.3 Project No.3: Development and Management of Tented Eco Lodge infrastructure in Naambalak area.

Land available for investment 25 Acres.
Type of investment required Construction and management of Tented Eco lodge infrastructure.
Key characteristics of the Site
  • The area is positioned at the highlands of small hills offering best access to the abundant wildlife viewing in Enduimet; an amazing view of Mt. Kilimanjaro as well as the most astounding sunset site.
  • Mt Kilimanjaro is clearly visible from the area.
  • Plenty animals over the area which offers best game viewing site right from the investment area.
  • Easily accessible with well-established road.

Planned Start Date

Immediately.

Responsible Promoter(s)

Authorized Association Consortium (AAC), P.O. Box 13685, Mikoroshoni Street, Msasani, Dar es Salaam. Tanzania. Tel: +255 22 2668615 Tel: +255 788 389 039 Fax: +255 22 2668609 Web: http://www.twma.co.tz

Investment Procedures to Follow

(i) The applicant must own a registered company (whether local or foreign) with office premises.
(ii) The applicant must have developed Memorandum of Articles of Associations of the company with CVs of Directors/prominent leaders of the company.
(iii) The applicant must have a Business Plan detailing previous or on-going company’s businesses implementation and plans.
(iv) The applicant must have a proposal for conducting tourism activities in WMA·
(v) The applicant is allowed to visit the WMA, see the specific site for investment and meet leaders of respective WMAs to express ones intention to invest.

(vi) The applicant must apply for investment in the area by following laws and regulations of the United Republic of Tanzania: The applicant should also go through Wildlife Conservation Act, (2009), WMA Regulations of 2012, Non consumptive tourism Regulations of 2016 and Tourism Act of 2008 to get further le

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