Manyara Ranch Conservancy
Manyara Ranch Conservancy is a 35000 acre unfenced concession, forming an important migration corridor linking Tarangire's ecosystem to the north and west. It is situated in the center of Tanzania's "Northern Circuit" and is easily included in any safari itinerary. While the Conservancy itself should be the focus of any visit, guests may access nearby Tarangire and Manyara Parks on day-trips.
The Conservancy opened in 2010, providing accommodation and a unique wilderness experience, the essence of which is "great wildlife and freedom to explore in peace" undisturbed by other travelers.
An important migration route, it is home to good populations of resident wildlife, including Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Cheetah and Leopard, together with large numbers of plains game species. It is one of the best areas in Tanzania to view Lesser Kudu and boasts rarer species such as Oryx, Gerenuk, Aardvark, Aardwolf and sometimes Wild Dogs. It is also a superb birding area. Several dams provide water year round for wildlife and present excellent game viewing opportunities.
Guests can enjoy a wide range of activities including; day and night game drives, bush walks, horse riding amongst wildlife (Note: we are temporarilly closed for new ride bookings), game viewing from hides, cultural exchanges with the Maasai and extensions to Tarangire and Manyara Parks and Ngorongoro Crater.
Guests staying at the Classic East African Style Tented Camp, will not encounter vehicles or safari-goers from elsewhere and have the entire area for their exclusive use - a real luxury. Unlike in the National Parks, the absence of time constraints and the freedom to go off road, combined with good game viewing, make a stay at the Conservancy a highlight of any safari.
The safari camp has 8 classic, comfortable and spacious tents, equipped with flush toilets, hot and cold running water and all night lighting. Each tent is furnished with beautiful handcrafted furniture. With a focus on comfort, good food, personal hosting and a relaxed atmosphere, the camp is a favorite with many top-quality safari operators.
The Conservancy protects the Kwakuchinja migration corridor and is supported by the African Wildlife Foundation. It is an important conservation project that benefits local communities and habitat conservation.
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The Conservancy generates revenues for Conservation and Community Benefits. The land is owned by Tanzania Land Conservation Trust and supported by the African Wildlife Foundation which provides technical and financial assistance to supplement the income generated by Manyara Ranch Conservancy.
The Honey Guide Foundation, appointed by African Wildlife Foundation commenced operations on Manyara Ranch and within the Conservancy in August 2013, focusing on wildlife conservation and protection.