A 35,000 Acre Wildlife Conservancy

Manyara Ranch Conservancy is situated within the wildlife corridor between Tarangire and Manyara National Parks in Tanzania. It offers a superb wilderness area with an excellent cultural mix for the active visitor to Tanzania.

The Conservancy provides guided game walks, night game drives in 4x4 open safari vehicles. Game viewing from hides overlooking waterholes and horse riding with big game. Bush breakfasts, bush lunches and sundowners, cultural visits to partner villages and the local school.

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A year of changes (for the better)
2013 was a year of changes for Manyara Ranch. While the Tented camp and activities continue to provide lasting memories with our guests, we have chang
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Activities Galore at the Ranch

With a plethora of activities on offer on the Conservancy, there is rarely a dull moment to be had. Better yet, you can enjoy these activities on 3

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We Loved This Place
We stayed at Manyara Ranch Conservancy for three nights as the last stop on our honeymoon safari. We absolutely loved the Conservancy!

The accommodation was very comfortable, clean, spacious, and beautifully decorated in keeping with the ranch theme. The shower was hot and the water pressure was fantastic. Although it was quite hot on some of the days we were there, it was comfortable in the tent during the mid-afternoon with the flaps open to let the breeze through and under the shade of an acacia. We loved having our wake-up call coffee/tea on the deck of our tent, while watching animals meander past (we saw plenty of zebra and wildebeest, and a jackal from our tent.)

With only six tents, the Conservancy offers a level of hospitality far and above anything else we’ve ever received. Svenja and Ruan were amazing hosts, and we loved sharing meals and sundowners with them and other guests. All of the staff were fantastic – Jacob and Julius were wonderfully friendly and provided great service at meals, the staff who cleaned the tent were efficient, and the after-dark escorts were friendly and responded quickly. And the included laundry service is a fantastic luxury on safari! The food, including the snacks during sundowners, was by far the best we enjoyed during our safari. On our second night we enjoyed a private dinner at our tent, where we received wonderful service from Julius during our three-course dinner.

After being mostly vehicle-bound in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, we loved the range of activities available at Manyara. As well as game drives in the open vehicle, we took walking tours, night drives, and spent an afternoon in the hide by a watering hole, all guided by Ruan and Longeti (whose eyesight is unbelievable!). We really enjoyed getting a different perspective on the animals, and learnt so much from Ruan. Because the Conservancy is not a national park, Ruan is able to take the vehicle off-road to get a view that would not be possible at other places. This meant that during a night drive we were able to see a group of lions feasting on an unfortunate wildebeest from very close, something we won’t forget anytime soon!

We would definitely recommend Manyara Ranch Conservancy to others. And we would definitely stay here again!
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Canberra, Australia
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03.10.13

We have had a super high-season this year with plenty of wildlife all around. While a trip to nearby Tarangire is always an experience to remember, many of our guests comment that they really look forward to returning to the exclusivity of Manyara Conservancy. There is nothing quite like the freedom to roam at will …

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Great value offer to enjoy spectacular game experiences in this exclusive 35,000 acre private ranch, game drives with our dedicated spotters, game walks with our qualified guides, night game drives in our open vehicles and even horseback safaris. As November is a quiet period on the Ranch we would like to encourage more guests to …

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We will be at Indaba in Durban, South Africa (11th to 14th May, 2013). Please come and meet for more information on how to book Manyara Ranch Conservancy and the exiting activities we offer.

As if the sight of an elephant wandering over the plains is not impressive enough, our guests stumbled upon two male elephants trying to prove to each other who was the strongest. Although somewhat nervous so see it up close, it was a spectacular sight and our guests sat and observed.. Loud trumpeting, lots of …

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12.07.12

After a diverse but dusty day, we usually – at the ranch – take a nice hot shower and then sit at the campfire to end the day, while soaking up the evening sounds of the African bush. It is hard to compare that special feeling when you hear the subtle crackling of the fire …

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End of May The season is coming up and it will be a busy one! We are all very excited and we are getting the camp ready as we speak: supplies are being brought in, the tents are being dusted of and we are looking forward to welcoming new guests in the ranch that now …

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May 2012 Terms such as winter and summer mean very little in a tropical country. Tanzania however, has two pronounced rain seasons: the ‘short rains’ fall around November, the ‘long rains’ are around March, April and May. This great rainy season is called ‘masika’ in Kiswahili. These rains are very welcome, but also incredibly beautiful. …

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