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.
Where we operate
- Bird Watching
- Safaris - Fixed Camp
Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism
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.
African Wildlife Foundation
22 November 2013
Enhanced Conservation Initiatives on Manyara Ranch African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) recently expanded their financial and technical commitment and support for Manyara Ranch, within which lies the 35000 acre Manyara Ranch Conservancy just outside of Tarangire National Park. In August 2013, AWF took on direct responsibility for land management, conservation and community affairs to support Tanzania Land Conservation Trust who own the land. Honey Guide Foundation have been contracted by AWF to c…Read More
07 February 2012
Due to the success and popularity of Manyara Ranch Conservancy's flying safaris in 2011, they will continue to offer these exciting adventures in 2012. Out of the four itineraries on offer, the most popular was the 10 night itinerary, highlights include: - Tarangire National Park, baobab tree studded scenery, over 550 bird species and the highest number of elephants in the whole of northern Tanzania parks.&nbs…Read More
06 December 2011
Fly camping is now in operation at Manyara Ranch Conservancy. Last week, guests at the ranch had the opportunity to sample this new and exciting activity. Setting out from camp on foot, the guests took a guided walk to the fly camp accommodation in a scenic location on the Conservancy. They enjoyed the African star-studded sky along with a campfire meal. The nearby hyena calls added some thrills and chills throughout the night, completing this true and wild African experience. Fly camping…Read More
14 November 2011
Manyara Ranch Conservancy is excited to announce it is the winner of Travel & Leisure's Global Vision Award (Conservation) 2011. We would like to thank our team and our partners who include the Tanzanian Land Conservation Trust and the African Wildlife Foundation for their ongoing support. For more information on the Global Vision Awards please visit the following link http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/global-vision-awards-2011Read More
12 July 2011
Manyara Ranch Conservancy is delighted to offer an extended stay at our luxury tented camp, offering a unique and private wildlife experience. We are now offering tour operators one night extra free when booking three nights full board for clients from the 1st of June until the 15th of December 2011. For further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More