A special treasure of Arusha, a wonderful source of enjoyment and relaxation for locals and foreign visitors.

The snake park is located 25km west of Arusha on the route to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater.

The snake park provides various activities, take a guided tour and learn about some of the most dangerous snakes in the world, from the Black and Green Mamba, Egyptian Cobra, Puff Adders and many more. Capture your special moment and hold a real live snake. Check out the 3m plus crocodiles at feeding time and touch a baby crocodile.

You can also enjoy your personal Maasai guide who will take you on a spectacular tour of the Maasai Cultural Museum.

Visit the Free Education Centre, where the local Maasai have the opportunity to learn how to read and write and further their education in many different ways.


“Sentinel Outdoor Institute is proud to sponsor the Snake Park Medical Clinic and essential regional services it provides to the community. Sentinel courses provide internationally recognized first aid training and Wilderness First Responder certification. Our Courses include education on snake envenomation and field emergency treatment. However , access to advanced care and antivenin in clinical settings is essential to improved patient outcomes . www.sentineloutdoor.com”


The park is home to a variety of snakes common in Eastern and Southern Africa from the Black Mamba to the Black and Red spitting Cobras and the African Python. There are approximately 48 snakes you can view.

Other reptiles at the park include Moniter Lizards, Tortoises, Crocodiles, and a few species of birds that have been orphaned or injured and would not survive if they where returned to the wild. Meserani Snake Park is a great place to learn about some of Africa’s less notorious, but most efficient predators.

egyptian cobra

Egyptian Cobra

The Egyptian cobra, also called Ouraeus or Uraeus, binomial name Naja haje

Gaboon Viper

The Gaboon viper is a viper species found in the rainforests and savannas of sub-Saharan Africa. Like all vipers, it is venomous.

Black Spitting Cobra

The black-necked spitting cobra is a species of spitting cobra found mostly in sub-Saharan Africa.

Snake Park Campsite

Whether you are on an overland truck or just stopping by on your way to or from the Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater, Meserani's camp site is an oasis in the heart of Maasai Land Tanzania. You can just relax with a fully equipped camp site. Hot showers, clean wash rooms. Unwind and listen to the beautiful sounds of nature as there are over 60 species of birds that inhabit the park.

Maasai Crafts Market

After your tour through the cultural museum, you will come to the Maasai Crafts Market. There you can browse 13 traditional Maasai Huts, and watch the Maasai Women making their beautiful colourful jewellery. Dress up as a Maasai warrior, and wear their original Maasai blankets and shields and spears. There is a variety of curio's and jewellery you can choose from to remember your time at the Maasai Crafts Market.

Snake Park Bar

The bar has become legendary around the world. Hanging from the roof you will find all sorts of memorabilia, from t-shirts to bank notes. Every piece tells a story. Everybody is welcome at the snake park bar, and if you happen to drop by be sure to try out some of the species of shooters available.

How to contact us

If you’ve got questions or ideas you would like to share, send a message. For anything more specific, please use one of the addresses listed below.

Our Contacts

Lynn Bale
Nyamazela Trading Co (T) Ltd.
PO BOX 13669
Arusha, Tanzania

Direct Line Numbers

Lyn: +255 754 440 800
Deon: +255 754 302 179

Our Email

Opening Hours

Daily from 7.30 am until 6.00 pm