About Manyara Ranch Conservancy
Manyara Ranch Conservancy is a tourism project within the 45000 acre Manyara Ranch. The 8-tent safari camp is comfortable and relaxed with activities designed for experiencing the wildlife and culture in and around the area.
There are several dams on the ranch that attract wildlife. Bull elephants, breeding herds of giraffe, many lesser kudu, wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, oryx and eland are permanent residents. Predators including lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, jackal and bat-eared foxes are also found here. Wild dogs occasionally den on the ranch. During June and July, thousands of Wildebeest and Zebra pass through Manyara Ranch heading to Tarangire. They return again when the rains fall to the North, between December and March.
The conservancy is home to a large variety of birds, including many raptors. Over 400 species have been recorded. The different habitats include open savannah, acacia woodland, bush and riverine forest.
April and May are the main green season and the camp camp closes. The short rains fall between November and December, bringing a lush environment. The dry season is characterized by golden grass and dry foliage. This is when animals concentrate of animals around the numerous watering points. Throughout the year, the conservancy is a haven for wildlife moving between the parks and surrounding areas.
Camp is an hour’s drive from Arusha airport. From camp, Tarangire is a 30 minute game drive away. A drive to Manyara takes about 40 to 50 minutes. Visits to Ngorongoro Crater can be arranged, although the drive is quite long.
- Off-road Game Drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles
- Night Game Drives
- Escorted Walking Safaris
- Maasai Cultural Visits
- Day Trips to Tarangire, Manyara and Ngorongoro
- Bush meals and Sundowners
- Game Viewing from Hides