A group of us headed to Manyara Ranch on the 10th March to check out the future lodge site. Our design for a 20 bed “Ranch-House” are at an advanced stage. We have to make some changes to comply with the National Environmental Management Council (NEMC) recommendations who have asked us to move the site back from the river’s edge. This move actually appears to make the siting even better. NEMC met the same day in Dar es Salaam to move a step closer to approving the project.
We are excited that the start of construction is a step closer. Building the Ranch-House will take time, but our interim Deluxe Tented Camp will open in just a few months and allow us to get our project off the ground.
Just a few minutes into the ranch, we encountered a herd of elephants who put on a fantastic welcome show. With lots of green grass, the ranch is an elephant haven for much of the year. Some of the large bulls spend more time on the ranch than in the neighboring parks.