Game viewing hides provide the latest wildlife action at the Conservancy

“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

News from Manyara Ranch Conservancy

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.

Out on a horse ride with the Conservancy's elephants

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

 

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.