Some talented clients of our who recently stayed at the Ranch wrote a wonderful poem, which has truly captured the essence of Manyara Ranch Conservancy. Thank you to Alex and Virginia for sharing your experience with us all.
“Can we go back again? ”
It’s what all the guests are saying at the Manyara Ranch Conservancy this week. Our newest game viewing hide has been providing some of the best wildlife action on the Conservancy this season. Guests have witnessed many exciting events such as lions stalking zebra and elephants and their babies playing in the dam’s water. While watching such exciting shows guests have also enjoyed refreshing sundowners and delicious canapes, completing the overall game hide viewing experience.
- Elephants strolling along the dams edge in the evening light
Clients have enjoyed a brilliant start to the high season with a number of special sightings in and around camp. The Kadala lion pride (13 in total) has been seen everyday for the last 10 days, including some new additions, two-month old cubs. Guests were also fortunate to watch nature in its truest form witnessing mating scenes between the oldest male and one of the pride’s females. Game viewing from specially constructed hides continues. Rustic hides have been placed in certain idyllic locations on Manyara Ranch’s private and exclusive land. Many of these hides overlook a waterhole/ dam hidden among the bush, a favourite place for animals and birds to drink. Guests can enjoy a unique wildlife viewing experience while sipping on some refreshing sundowners.
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.
Bat Eared Fox
Bushbaby ( )
Eland (East African)
Genet Cat ✝
Honey Badger (Ratel)
Hyena (Spotted) ✝
Hyena (Striped) *✝
Impala (East African)
Jackal (Black Backed)
Kudu (Lesser) *
Mongoose (Bushy Tailed)
Oryx (Fringe Eared) *
Spring Hare ✝
Wild Dogs **
Wildebeest (White bearded)
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
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.