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Dear valued stakeholders, it is my great pleasure and honour to welcome you to the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, the pioneer institution in providing high standards and relevant professional and technical training in Wildlife and Tourism Management in Africa and beyond. The College also, through its competent and experienced staff, conducts research and provides consultancy services relevant in addressing the challenges facing wildlife and tourism sectors and tapping the emerging opportunities.

The history of this College dates back to 1961 during the International Symposium on the Conservation of African Wildlife which was held in Arusha to deliberate on the future of wildlife conservation in the post-colonial era. Two of the outcomes of this symposium were resolution which urged post-colonial African governments to give a special priority for training in wildlife management and Arusha Manifesto, which among other things, underscored a need for specialist knowledge and trained manpower as prerequisites for effective conservation of wildlife and wild places. The College was founded on 24June 1963 with 25 students from Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Cameroon and Tanzania.


Social services and sports

The College has sports facilities for indoor and outdoor games including a soccer (football) pitch, courts for lawn tennis, squash, basketball and volleyball, table tennis, darts and badminton.It will be important for students to bring sports gear. Students have access to satellite televetion for educational and entertainment purposes in the the evenings and on weekends. Moshi municipality and its neighborhoods are also accessible to the students around the clock for social interactions and sports.

Students Accommodation

Students accommodation is available for about 600 students on a shared occupancy basis. Rooms are allocated to students on a first-come, first-served basis. For those who are not accommodated on campus, accommodation can be secured either in Moshi municipality (approximately 14km from the College) or at Mweka and Sungu villages adjacent to the College. Public transport between Mweka and Moshi is not very reliable but, students staying off-campus can organize themselves and arrange for transport from Moshi on terms to be decided by the group of students and owner of the transport facility.


Training Facilities

The College has up-to-date training facilities, including a modern training block consisting of five medium and large teaching rooms, staff offices, computer labs for training and students use. For field safaris, Mweka has access to Tanzania's protected areas such as Serengeti, Kilimanjaro National Parks and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In addition, the College owns an area in the Kwakuchinja wildlife migration corridor between Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks.



The library provides professional services to support teaching and learning. It offers a conducive reading environament and resources both print and electronic covering a vast of subjects in wildlife management and tourism such as biology, nature conservation, zoology,mammalogy, wildlife utilization, tour guiding, protected area planning, ornithology, agroforestry etc. The library has registered to four programs named AGORA, OARE, ARDI and HINARI which connects to more than 300 publishers to provides online resources.


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