Latest images from camp

We have been non-stop in camp as the peak season continues with action across all of our activities.  Here is a small glimpse of July and August so far.

Elephant quenching its thirst at the water hole in front of camp
Game viewing from one of our hides provides fantastic results this peak season


Elephants relaxing in the evening light around one of our many dams


Having fun in the dust with our horses


Delighted ladies in front of a breeding elephant herd

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

Happy Birthday Manyara Ranch Conservancy

Camp Manager, Chris Rogers cuts the cake


Today Manyara Ranch Conservancy celebrates a momentous occasion, its 1st Birthday.  Last night  friends and business partners of the Conservancy celebrated at the Arusha Hotel with cocktails and canapes – plus the ever important chocolate birthday cake. We would like to thank all the people involved in supporting this unique and exciting project in Tanzania, including our partners the Tanzania Land Conservation Trust, African Wildlife Foundation and the Oltukai and Esilalei village.

AWF’s Annual Report

African Wildlife Foundation have just released their 50th Anniversary Commemorative Annual Report. See below the section on Manyara Ranch Conservancy. You can view the entire report at


Peak season about to begin

Sundowners around the camp fire

As we count down the days to the reopening of the camp, its all hands of deck to prepare ourselves for the upcoming high season. The camp is showcasing some delightful colours after a fresh  sprinkling of rain. We are excited to continue with our extensive activity portfolio from escorted walking safaris to horse riding; night game drives to sipping on a sundowner and watching wildlife from a hide.

Off-road game drive with 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 ( )
Civet Cat
Dikdik (Kirks)
Duiker (Common)
Eland (East African)
Genet Cat ✝
Grants Gazelle
Honey Badger (Ratel)
Hyena (Spotted) ✝
Hyena (Striped) *✝
Impala (East African)
Jackal (Black Backed)
Kudu (Lesser) *
Leopard ✝
Mongoose (Bushy Tailed)
Mongoose (Dwarf)
Mongoose (Marsh)
Oryx (Fringe Eared) *
Porcupine ✝
Reedbuck (Bohor)
Serval Cat
Spring Hare ✝
Thompson’s Gazelle
Vervet Monkey
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.