Northern Zone

Office physical address

The National Environment Management Council (NEMC) Northern Zone Office is based in Arusha, at Makongoro – Goliondoi Junction, Ngorongoro Round About, Plot No. 055019 /1 & 055019/6, in Ngorongoro Tourism Centre building, on the 6th Floor. Therefore the Office can be reached through the following address:

National Environment Management Council – Northern Zone,

Makongoro – Goliondoi Junction,

Plot No. 055019 /1 & 055019/6,

Ngorongoro Tourism Centre,

The 6th Floor,

P.O. BOX 1041,



Mobile: +255 738 064 966


The Office started its operations in 2005 as NEMC – Northern Zone (NEMC-NZ), following completion of the UNDP/GEF East Africa Cross-Border Biodiversity Project (1999-2004) of which NEMC was an implementing Agency for Tanzania - based in Arusha. Therefore, the Northern Zone was the first Zonal Office to be established by the Council, with the aim of bringing services close to its stakeholders.


The Zonal Office represents the Director General in implementing the Environmental Management Act, 2004 (EMA Cap. 191), its functions include: raising awareness to stakeholders; planning and researching on environment; environmental compliance and enforcement; environmental impact assessment; environmental monitoring; coordination of environmental activities; and all other activities that NEMC has to perform as required by the Environmental Management Act, 2004 (EMA Cap. 191)


The Northern Zone covers three Regions, namely Arusha, Kilimanjaro and Manyara, with the total area of 95,348 km2, and the population of 4,759,528 as per Census of 2012. The Districts in respective Regions are as follows:

  1. Arusha - Arusha, Meru, Longido, Monduli, Ngorongoro, and Karatu.
  2. Kilimanjaro - Same, Rombo, Mwanga, Moshi, Hai and Siha.
  3. Manyara - Babati, Hanang, Mbulu, Simanjiro and Kiteto.


On the Southern side it borders with Singida, Dodoma and Morogoro Regions; On the Northern side it borders with Kenya; On the West it borders with Simiyu and Mara; and on the Eastern side it borders with Tanga Region.