Update from Manyara Ranch Conservancy

The rains have set in, but there is plenty of action on the Conservancy. Elephants are around every corner and a large number of bull herds have been sighted. Excitingly, a recent walking safari was fortunate enough to encounter over 120 eland. The calls of the camp lions have been heard by staff nearly every night. The three lion clubs are looking big and strong, with one male cub developing a lot quicker then his siblings. Our own migration is also occurring on the Conservancy. Hundreds of wildebeest are calving and guests have sighted large numbers of newborn calves.

Filming with the African Wildlife Foundation

This past weekend, Craig Sholley and John Butler, both from the African Wildlife Foundation’s Washington offices, visited the Conservancy for 4 nights. They collected footage for AWF’s 50th anniversary which will include a piece on the importance of Manyara Ranch Conservancy and the cooperation with nearby National Parks. We also had guests in camp and so they obtained some good footage of our tented camp camp, the environment and wildlife in the area. One particularly good scene was a family herd of elephant crossing over the open plains from Tarangire just before sunset which I have included below as I think they are rather good.

Viewing elephants on Manyara Ranch Conservancy
Late afternoon game drive
Elephants at sunset on Manyara Ranch Conservancy
Elephants at Sunset

During the stay, we had visits from the Tanzania AWF and TLCT management who were also interviewed for the film, not to mention the Park wardens of Tarangire and Manyara National Parks between which the Conservancy is situated and therefore positively impacts both areas.

We look forward to seeing the final film which should be released later this year.

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.