Camp evenings

After a diverse but dusty day, we usually – at the ranch – take a nice hot shower and then sit at the campfire to end the day, while soaking up the evening sounds of the African bush. It is hard to compare that special feeling when you hear the subtle crackling of the fire close and  the soft growls, grunts and moans from animals a bit further; the warm glow on your face and the cold drink in your hand; the quaint smells of the cooling Savannah.. And that is when you relax and think: I am right where I ought to be.

Some new images from camp

Pictures can sometimes be more powerful than words. Here is a small snippet of what’s been going on at the Ranch lately.

Giraffes quenching their thirst in front of camp
Getting up close and personal on horse back. Just one of many ways to experience wildlife in its element.
Large legs captured on our new night vision camera

 

Wildlife found on Manyara Ranch

The following is a list of wild animals found at Manyara Ranch Conservancy. We may have missed a few and will update this list from time to time.

Aardvark *✝
Aardwolf *✝
African hare
Baboon (olive)
Bat Eared Fox
Buffalo (Cape)
Bushbaby ( )
Bushbuck
Cheetah
Civet Cat
Dikdik (Kirks)
Duiker (Common)
Eland (East African)
Elephant
Genet Cat ✝
Giraffe
Grants Gazelle
Honey Badger (Ratel)
Hyena (Spotted) ✝
Hyena (Striped) *✝
Impala (East African)
Jackal (Black Backed)
Kudu (Lesser) *
Leopard ✝
Lion
Mongoose (Bushy Tailed)
Mongoose (Dwarf)
Mongoose (Marsh)
Oryx (Fringe Eared) *
Ostrich
Porcupine ✝
Reedbuck (Bohor)
Serval Cat
Spring Hare ✝
Steinbuck
Thompson’s Gazelle
Vervet Monkey
Warthog
Waterbuck (Common)
Wild Dogs **
Wildcat ✝
Wildebeest (White bearded)
Zebra (Burchels)
Zorilla (Pole Cat) *✝

* Rarely seen on a normal safari but common on Manyara Ranch
✝ Mostly seen on night drives on Manyara Ranch
** Rarely seen but known to den on Manyara Ranch