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


August Update from Camp

It just keeps on getting better at the Ranch with three new lion cubs sighted this month. Our guests were fortunate enough to witness these playful and inquisitive cubs, as well as have the unique privilege to name them. Therefore we are proud to announce the arrival of Enzo, Babi and Nala to the Conservancy. We shall determine the sex of the cubs in the weeks ahead and let you know.

Three 19-month old lions currently on the Conservancy have progressed out of their childhood and are today practicing their hunting skills at the dam most afternoons. Unfortunately, Duffus the male lion has been ruining the hunts; much to the entertainment of our clients and to the disappointment of his two sisters.

What our fabulous guests are saying about us

Here are some of our guests latest feedback.

After visiting several properties in the northern Tanzania, this place is just awesome, the game drive of close viewing of the elephants was mind blowing – nothing I have seen before. The tents were great and compliments to the chef for a great dinner. Staff were very hospitable and friendly. A definite return with my family! – Damon Cavello , June 2011

Super place! Very calm and enjoyable. Great combination of things that you can’t do in a National Park, which is wonderful. Neil B – 27th February 2011

Perfect is the only way to describe the Conservancy, the staff and Chris. Chris’s passion for wildlife played out in everything he creates. This was a true ‘Out of Africa’ experience. I will highly recommend this place to all who are interested in a safari and the purpose of the community. Thank you for everything. – Mick and Kelly. 


Lions move in

A pride of lions are making regular night-time appearances in camp after visiting the waterhole situated a hundred yards in front of the dining tent. They seem very happy with the presence of Zebra, Wildebeest and other game that now hang out by the camp. Chris our camp manager, says there are 4 lions in this particular pride, with another pride of 6 about a mile away where the lodge will be built.

Bernard Kissui who studies lion in the Tarangire ecosystem, is a frequent visitor to the Conservancy and has been monitoring lion in the area over several years. He will be particularly encouraged by this news and the presence of another pride of 22 lion that Chris encountered within the conservancy about 10 days back. Their presence is a sure sign of the rapid recovery of wildlife in the area.

Luxury Tented Camp Opened

Manyara Ranch Conservancy is excited to announce the opening of our East African style luxury tented camp, located only an hour’s drive from Arusha. Guests can enjoy a romantic bush setting, delectable bush cuisine, and a warm and hospitable service – set within 35,000 acres of exclusive and private wilderness.

Benefit from an authentic safari experience with all the modern luxuries such as a comfortable double bed, ensuite bathroom, hot shower and a flushing toilet. Each tent also has a private viewing deck allowing guests to enjoy a morning cup of coffee with a panoramic view onto the surrounding plains.

A spacious tented guest lounge has been designed for those lazy afternoon or pre-dinner drinks, while guests’ will be attended to by our hospitable staff.  The infamous and cherished sundowner can be taken at a variety of stunning locations around the ranch. Guests will return to camp to dine underneath the stars, and to fulfill their appetite with delectable bush cuisine.

Exciting outdoor adventures with a conservation focus augment the purpose of the Manyara Ranch Conservancy. Many activities leave the vehicle behind and are substituted with the by foot approach. For more information on our activities, click here.