Explore.org – link to photos from the ranch

The following link provides some excellent Maasai and school related photos taken on Manyara Ranch by Explore. Their support through the Annenberg Foundation has enabled the school to be rebuilt on the periphery of the ranch rather than being centrally located within the conservancy area. Their ongoing support has taken pressure off the wildlife sensitive areas near where we are situating our Tented Camp and in the vicinity of the future Ranch-House -cum – lodge.
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We think the work undertaken by Explore is excellent and hope to see them back on the ranch in the near future.  Click on the logo to visit Explore’s site and learn more about their work.
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Visit to the ranch

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.

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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.

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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.

Welcome party